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Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica

Strada Maggiore 34, 40125 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 275 7711
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The Music Museum of Bologna is home to the nine rooms of the exhibition, which illustrate about six centuries of the history of European music. There are over one hundred paintings of famous people from the music world, which are a part of the picture gallery started by Padre Giovanni Battista Martini, more than eighty antique musical instruments, and a large selection of valuable historical documents, such as treatises, volumes, opera libretti, letters, manuscripts, original musical scores, etc.
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Strada Maggiore 34, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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"interesting museum"
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We spent a good two hours touring this lovely museum. The exhibits are very well displayed and the English audio guide was excellent, especially the short music clips to expand on the information provided. Very well worth our time.

Thank Provarma
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I went to this museum because I am a musician, but was not expecting it to be as wonderful as it is. Beautiful presentation Audio guide is wonderful - a must Amazing collection Wonderful stories Staff very nice and helpful

Thank edal2012
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This superb collection of instruments, scores and art work gives a snapshot of Bologna’s important contribution to music. Although I had to negotiate around three groups, it was a delightful break from wandering around this amazing city. All the staff were very helpful and the...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Maybe not the normal museum I would go but having read small review in a national newspaper my wife and I ventured in. Inside you will find a fine collection of old musical instruments dating back from the 17th century. Perhaps more impressive is the...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

A beautiful and interesting museum in an amazing building. This looks like a museum that has been developed with love and enthusiasm. The exhibits are unusual and fascinating, beautifully presented in a fantastic building. Also the loos are really nice ! Always a plus. We...More

Thank belette
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

As a professional musician with musical daughters, this was going to be a must but it exceeded my expectations by some way. The collection here is well presented and engaging with many instruments that I've never seen before. Really good staff too, very welcoming and...More

Thank Maestro066
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

We visited in March to be welcomed by courteous staff and ushered into one of the best specialist museums we had ever seen. From the history of the collection to the exhibits of instruments, musical manuscripts and composers' portraits, everything is well set out. The...More

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is near the Towers in Bologna. It is housed in an historic, grand building. They offer an audio guide for 4 euros in addition to the entry cost of 5 euros. Worth it though to get a real insight into the exhibition. The exhibits...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of the best music museums I have visited. It's quite small but has an outstanding collection of original manuscripts, instruments and oil paintings. The one of Vivaldi is mesmerising.

Thank Silvers70
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Visited here with my wife. Really fascinating. Most of the descriptions are in Italian or little English but still enjoyable otherwise. It is well worth a visit if you are in Bologna!

Thank Jamesefc
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