Palazzo Poggi Museum – Bologna

Via Zamboni 33

40126 Bologna

051 2099398

The Palazzo Poggi Museum is the University of Bologna’s main museum. Decorated by paintings by Pellegrino Tibaldi, Nicolò Dell’Abate and Prospero Fontana, the Museum displays the University’s most ancient collections: original items from Ulisse Aldrovandi’s Theatre of Nature (16th century) and laboratories and instruments from the Bologna Institute of Science, founded by Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, who worked in Palazzo Poggi during the 18th century.

Along with a collection of anatomical wax figures, furnishings and clay models from the schools of obstetrics, the Museum also displays ancient maps, 10 original model ships, and models of fortified towns and artillery pieces from the 16th to 18th centuries.