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Free Entrance Museums

Palazzo Pepoli. Museo della Storia di Bologna
Via Castiglione, 8 - 40124 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 19936370
Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-7pm
closed on Monday

Museum of the history of Bologna, from the ‘Felsina etrusca’ to modern times.


Collezione Tagliavini
Via Parigi, 5 - 40121 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 275491
Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Sunday 11am-1pm and 3pm-7pm
closed on Monday

Collection Tagliavini: about 70 ancient musical instruments donated by Master Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Bolognese organist and musicologist.


Museo del Patrimonio Industriale (fornace Galotti)
Via della Beverara, 123 - 40131 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 6356611
Opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday 9am-1pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-6:30pm

Economic and productive history of Bologna from Modern to Contemporary Age.


Collezioni Comunali d'Arte
c/o Palazzo d'Accursio, Piazza Maggiore, 6 - 40125 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 2193998
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am -6.30pm
Closing days: Mondays (except holidays), 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
24 + 31 December: 10am - 2pm

Artworks from Middle Age to today.


MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (Modern Art Gallery)
Via Don Minzoni 14 - 40121 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 6496611
Opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and festivities h 10.00 am - 6.30 pm
Thursday h 10 am - 10 pm
Closed on Monday
Bologna Modern and Contemporary Art Museum.

Free admission to the permanent collection


Museo Civico Archeologico
Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2 - 40125 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 2757211
Monday, Wednesday, Thurday and Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturdays, Sundays, holidays 10am - 6,30pm
Closing days Tuesdays (except holidays)

History of the city from the prehistoric era to the Roman Age and an important Egyptian collection.


Museo Civico Medievale
Via Manzoni, 4 - 40121 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 2193930
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am -6:30pm
Closing days: Mondays (except holidays), 1st January, 1st May and 25th December
24 + 31 December: 10am - 2pm

Museo Civico del Risorgimento e Museo di Casa Carducci
Piazza Carducci, 5 - 40125 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 347592
Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Friday 9am-1pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-2pm
closed on Monday, May 1st, December 25th, January 1st

Historical exposition from 1796 to 1918 and flat of the poet Giosué Carducci.


Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica
c/o Palazzo Aldini Sanguinetti, Strada Maggiore 34 - 40125 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 2757711
Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6:30pm
closed on working Mondays, May 1st, December 25th, January 1st

Exposition of books and musical instruments, Italian Opera of the 18th and 19th centuries (Rossini), History of the music theory from 15th to 18th centuries and the Italian musical culture in Bologna.
Info and opening time Library of the Music

Museo Morandi
via Don Minzoni 14 - 40126 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 6496611 (MAMbo)
Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-7pm
closed on Monday

Artworks of the twentieth-century painter Giorgio Morandi.


Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita (Compianto)
Via Clavature, 10 - 40124 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 230260
Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am-6.30pm
closed on Monday

It houses the Museum of Health Care, the Oratory of Battuti and the Sanctuary where are located the terracotta sculptures of "Compianto sul Cristo Morto" by Niccolò dell’Arca.

Free admission to the sculptures of Compianto sul Cristo Morto by Niccolò dell'Arca


Palazzo Fava
Via Manzoni, 2 - 40121 Bologna
Ph. +39 051 19936305
Opening hours:
from Tuesday to Sunday 10am-7pm
closed on Monday
Exhibition centre with frescoes by the Carracci.

In the event that the Palazzo hosts a temporary exhibition, this is NOT PROVIDED FOR FREE, but a REDUCTION on the full price of the exhibition is envisaged.

The building will be closed until March 12th with reopening on March 13th for a new exhibition set-up.


Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Opening time:
September to June: from Tuesday to Sunday 8:30am - 7:30pm
Closed: Monday
July and August: visit the website 
*the ticket office closes half an hour before closing.

Summer 2019 special openings from 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Thursday 4 July
Wedensday 4 September
Thursday 5 September

Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande
Via Castiglione, 7 - Bologna
Ph. +39 051 229858
Opening hours:
September to June: from Tuesday to Sunday 8:30am - 7:30pm
July and August: visit the website
Closed: Monday

*the ticket office closes half an hour before closing.