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Museo Delle Cere Anatomiche

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Not for a weak stomach

This was a little treasure a little out of town. Be warned: don't go if your are pregnant. Don't go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing anatomical museum

This is one of the most fascinating museums we have ever visited. It pays tribute to the... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Gordon W
Canberra, Australia
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Via Irnerio 48 | Dipartimento DIBINEM Università do Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a little treasure a little out of town. Be warned: don't go if your are pregnant. Don't go if you are easily frightened. Go if you are scientific interested. Go if you want to see something out of the ordinary. And it is...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

This is one of the most fascinating museums we have ever visited. It pays tribute to the pioneering works of Ercole Lelli and Giovanni Antonio Galli. Lelli was involved (with his assistant Giovanni Manzolini) in the development of artistic anatomical wax displays - used for...More

Thank Gordon W
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Easily reached on foot - Via Irnerio is an extension of Via Dei Mille, where the airport bus stops - and well worth a visit, whether or not you are interested in anatomy and medical science. Free admission and worth an hour of your time...More

Thank Chas M
Reviewed 17 June 2018

This is one of the oddest museums we had ever been to. Largely filled with 19th Century wax-work models of parts of the human body suffering from deformation or disease, also a number of conjoined twins - quite gruesome. there were also some skeletons and...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This museum was a good and unexpected find while searching for Palazzo Poggi. It is a part of the University of Bologna and has a collection of very detailed anatomical models (dissected bodies and organs, oncology examples, babies born with defects) including various malformations caused...More

Thank Nik R
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great exhibits though perhaps children may find it all a bit scary. The detail and workmanship of the wax models were amazing. I highly recommend (its free too!).

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are students of health care and medicine and this exhibition was really great. But I recommend this museum to all who wish to learn about our body's anatomy. The 3D wax models are of true size and detailed. You can see...More

1  Thank Maruša K
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The healthcare we get today is directly related to the investigations which educated the first scientists. What they discovered they recorded in books, pictures and wax models which are right here in this museum. They found the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The entrance to the museum is free to the puclic. I liked the museum very much and I think it would be perfect for adults as well as for children and families. It shows many types of bodies and organs (obviously all made of wax),...More

Thank yalavi
Reviewed 22 November 2016

My husband and I chose to visit this site, because we both have an interest in medical history. We discovered it by a google search, and found once we had worked out whereabouts it was actually located in the University, that we had it all...More

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