Archaeological Museum of Bologna

Museo Civico Archeologico
Via dell'Archiginnasio 2 - 40124 Bologna

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Via de' Musei 8 – 40124 Bologna
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In occasione della mostra EGITTO e fino al 17 luglio 2016  il museo osserva i seguenti orari:
-dal martedì al giovedì: 9-18.30
-venerdì: 9-22
-sabato, domenica e festivi: 10-18.30
-chiuso: lunedì non festivi, Capodanno, 1° maggio e Natale
-24 e 31 dicembre: chiusura anticipata alle ore 14
ingresso museo (non comprensivo della sezione egiziana che è parte integrante della mostra EGITTO): intero € 5/ ingresso ridotto € 3
La biglietteria chiude un'ora prima dell'orario di chiusura del Museo.
Dal 18 luglio all' 8 agosto compresi il Museo Civico Archeologico sarà chiuso per permettere le operazioni di disallestimento della mostra "EGITTO. Splendore millenario".
Dal 9 agosto il Museo sarà nuovamente aperto al pubblico secondo il consueto orario.
Orari in vigore dal 9 agosto 2016
dal martedì al venerdì: 9-15
sabato, domenica e festivi: 10-18.30
chiuso: lunedì non festivi, Capodanno, 1° maggio e Natale
24 e 31 dicembre: chiusura anticipata alle ore 14
ingresso intero € 5/ ingresso ridotto € 3

UPDATE MARCH 8: following the provisions contained in the Prime Ministerial Decree of March 8, 2020, from today, March 8, until April 3, 2020, the Archaeological Museum and the exhibition "Etruscans. Journey through the lands of Rasna" suspend their opening unless further governmental provisions.




From tomorrow March 3, the Archaeological Museum and the exhibition "Etruscans. Journey through the lands of Rasna" reopen, exceptionally refraining from the usual weekly closing on Tuesday.


Following the indications of the Prime Minister's Decree of March 1, 2020 about the containment of the spread of Coronavirus, the Bologna Museums Institution informs that from tomorrow, Tuesday March 3 2020, its museums will be reopened to the public at normal times.


The access of visitors will be regulated according to the characteristics of each location, by quoting the entrances for numerical slots calculated on the capacity of the exhibition halls, so as to allow people to distribute themselves in the spaces in compliance with the provisions of the DPCM.

All the events (guided tours, workshops, meetings) are still suspended. Access to groups with guided tours remains suspended, even if already booked.

The Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna has been in the 15th-century Palazzo Galvani since its official inauguration on 25th September, 1881.

It contains the exceptional archaeological collections from the former Museo Universitario, the donated collection of painter Pelagio Palagi, and from the excavations effected in Bologna and the surrounding area between the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century.

The museum has one of the most important archaeological collections in Italy and is above all strong in holdings concerning local history, from prehistory to Roman times.

Its Etruscan section offers a starting point for discovering the culture of Etruria in the Po valley, which had Bologna as its capital, the Etruscan Felsina.

The classical collections conserve masterpieces of Greek and Roman art; there is also an important collection of Egyptian antiquities, one of the most important of Europe.

Archaeology A.U.

The Archaeology Unit is located in the Museo Civico Archeologico in Palazzo Galvani. The unit coordinates valorization of the archaeological heritage of the city and local area by means of shared programs and conventions with the Archaeological Superintendency of Emilia-Romagna, the University of Bologna and the other archaeological institutions and organizations. It works to safeguard this heritage, ensuring that it is properly conserved while also made available to scholars and the general public.

Head: Paola Giovetti -

The Istituzione Bologna Musei represents the newly organized Musei Civici of Bologna.