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Aboca Museum

Via Niccolo' Aggiunti 75 | Palazzo Bourbon del Monte, 52037, Sansepolcro, Italy
+39 0575 733589
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Have not been to a museum like it before

Most interesting museum having on display old and updated collection of herbs for both foods and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
forpar
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Worth an hour or two if your time

Well maintained and interesting collection. Organised tours in english are enjoyable. Worth the... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
John V
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Aboca Museum, the original and the only Herb Museum, has rediscovered the history of the millenary relationship between Man and Herbs and is passing it down to future generations. The museum explores the ancient tradition of Medicinal Herbs through historic sources such as herbariums, pharmaceutical botanical books, ancient mortars, ceramics and glassware.Tickets and opening timesTicket pricesFull: €8 Groups (minimum 5 persons): €6 Reduced (10-14 years, over 65s, students): €4 Free of charge: children under 10 years of age accompanied by parents or a guide Summer opening hours: 1 April - 30 September (every day) Morning: 10.00-13.00 / Afternoon: 15.00-19.00 Winter opening hours: 1 October - 31 March (closed Monday, 25-26 December and 1 January) Morning: 10.00-13.00 / Afternoon: 14.30-18.00
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Via Niccolo' Aggiunti 75 | Palazzo Bourbon del Monte, 52037, Sansepolcro, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Most interesting museum having on display old and updated collection of herbs for both foods and medicine use

Thank forpar
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Well maintained and interesting collection. Organised tours in english are enjoyable. Worth the visit once in the area, especially if one has a health care background.

Thank John V
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

OK, I have a peculiar and professional interest in herbal medicines and the treatments used by our ancestors. This museum is just amazing. It not only has numerous texts and books on display which date to the 13th Century with recipes to formulate a specific...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you care about history, medicine, pharmacy or homeopathic medicines this is very interesting. For such a small town this museum is packed with rare and interesting objects. Your senses will be alive as the smell and visual is really enticing. Exhibitions are excellent and...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

A little but interesting museum about the history of herbal remedies. Fascinating display of enormous mortars. Guide book available in English.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Very conveniently located on the same street as the Museo Civico in Sansepolcro. In short, the Museo Aboca is one of the most original and interesting that we have ever visited. Whether you like art, history, nature or science, there is a bit of each...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A fairly small museum but packed full of picture,s equipment and many herbs which you can actually smell and touch for yourself! Although the information in the museum is in Italian a free booklet in English is provided with your ticket as well as a...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a smallish museum, easy to find, and an utter delight, even if you are not interested in Herbs and their history. It is beautifully presented, and from an art point of view alone, magnificent. The glass work is utterly amazing, as well as...More

Thank p w
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Much of our modern math is to be found originating in the Aboca records. Enjoy looking around even if you are not a mathematician - this provides ideas from the renaissance and an opportunity to appreciet the past

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This exquisite museum is devoted to herbs and herbal remedies and treatments. you are transported past displays of containers, herbs, furniture etc charting the history of this fascinating subject. Later, in the shop, you can indulge in retail therapy - mementoes, beauty and herbal remedy...More

Thank mjen235
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