The Museum of Physics of the University of Bologna boasts a centuries-long tradition. Now that the 18th century material has been transferred to Palazzo Poggi, the Museum today contains the following important collections: 19th century instruments for experimental physics, the original teaching and experimental material of Augusto Righi (1850-1920), the apparatus used for teaching and for pure and applied research of Q. Majorana (1871-1957), apparatus from the school of specialisation in Radio communications, based on the original studies by Righi and Marconi and developed by Majorana and Todesco. Numerous instruments are on display to represent the 20th century and range from vacuum tubes to thermoionic valves, the first calculating machines to the most advanced models, traditional refractor microscopes to those of electrostatic and electronic type, early vacuum pumps to the most recent models, electrostatic measuring instruments to electromagnetic models, and from Wilson's cloud-chamber to wire and spark chambers.
The description is taken from SMA - University Museum System Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
Physics Museum is part of Sistema Museale d'Ateneo Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna - SMA