Museum of Industrial Heritage

Museo del Patrimonio Industriale

ex Fornace Galotti
Via della Beverara, 123
40133 Bologna
Tel. 051.63.56.611
fax 051.63.46.053

museopat@comune.bologna.it

Library - Archive
Museo del Patrimonio Industriale

Access only by appointment
Via della Beverara, 123
40133 Bologna
Tel. 051.63.56.613
fax 051.6346.053

museopatbiblioteca@comune.bologna.it

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OPENING of Museo del Patrimonio Industriale:

from 15 September to 15 July:

Thursday and Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10.00 a.m. to 06.30 p.m

To access the Museum, the use of a mask is recommended, also to participate in shows, conferences and other indoor events.

 

The Museum is located in a former brickworks on the Navile Canal known as Fornace Galotti “Battiferro”, built in 1887.
The facility was idled in 1966, and was later renovated by the city, which saved the Hoffmann kiln and redeveloped the upper floors, which had been used to dry unfired materials.

Site of the Museum since 1997, the factory was once used to produce clay-based construction materials (bricks, hollow brick, roof tiles, hollow flat tile, chimneys) and ornamental terracotta pieces (cornices, corbels, vases), employing some two hundred workers using the Hoffmann continuous kiln.

The exhibition spaces occupy a total area of some 3,000 square meters on three floors with museum labels in Italian and English.
An adjacent building houses a temporary exhibition space, offices, the library and the archives.

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OPENING:

from September 16th to July 15th:

Thursday and Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday from 10a.m. to 6p.m.

To access the Museum, the use of a mask is recommended, also to participate in shows, conferences and other indoor events.


TICKETS:

Full € 5.00

Reduced € 3.00

Reduced admission for:

- visitors > 65

- visitators > 18 and ≤ 25 (€ 2)

- groups of 10 or more

- holders of Family Card of Comune di Bologna or YoungERcard

- certain partner organizations and associations

- certain partner organizations and associations (FAI members; "Riparti con Coin" card holders; "Carta Insieme" Conad Nord Ovest holders; members, subscribers, friends, and supporters of Bologna Festival; Treccani Card holders - reduction valid for permanent collections and temporary exhibitions organized directly by Istituzione Bologna Musei, upon presentation of a valid membership card or other document certifying the right to a reduction)

Admission is free for:

- visitors 18 or younger

- high school students

- university students with ID card

- two chaperons per school group

- 1 chaperon for groups of 10 or more

- 1 chaperon for minor participating in museum workshops

- persons with disabilities and their helpers

- ICOM members

- licensed tour guides

- licensed journalists

- certain partner organizations and associations

- subjects listed in Article 4 paragraph 3 letter a, b, d, e, f, g, h, i - Decree n. 507 of 11/12/1997, and subsequent amendments (including students and teachers of the Conservatory and other equivalent institutions listed under letter h)

- pre-school teachers and nursery school educators of the Municipality of Bologna

- every first Sunday of each month, from October to March (suspended following the decree of Ministry of Health 25th September 2020)

- last two opening hours of each museum on Thursdays (from April to September)

- Card Cultura and Bologna Welcome Card holders