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Museo del patrimonio industriale

Il  Museo del Patrimonio Industriale documenta, visualizza e divulga la storia economico-produttiva della città e del suo territorio dall’Età Moderna a quella Contemporanea.

Il Museo del Patrimonio Industriale fa parte dell’Istituzione Bologna Musei del Comune di Bologna è il fulcro dell’area Patrimonio Industriale e Cultura Tecnica.


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The Museo del Patrimonio Industriale (Museum of Industrial Heritage) is located in Bologna at the former Galotti Furnace in via della Beverara, 123. Check the opening hours and ticket prices in the information section below.
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The exhibition

Divided into five sections, the permanent exhibition covers approximately 3,500 m² on three floors and six routes.

On the ground floor, in the Hoffmann Furnace, there are collections of scientific instruments, and models relating to the Aldini-Valeriani Institution. Around the kiln, there is a section dedicated to the Galotti Furnace and the production of bricks and another section focused on packaging.

On the second floor, five centuries of Bolognese production is displayed, from ancient silk production that exploited a sophisticated network of water distribution for motive power, to twentieth century mechanical production and mechatronics.

Finally, in the intermediate floor, data, there is information and examples of new innovative discoveries.

Opening hours

Monday closed.
Tuesday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6.30pm.


€5: visitors aged between 25 and 64

Reduced: €3 for visitors over 65, 18 and under 25, groups of at least 10 people, Family Card holders of the Municipality of Bologna and YoungERcard, affiliated organizations and associations.

Free for: visitors under the age of 18, students Secondary Secondary Schools, university students, two companions per school group, 1 group leader of at least 10 people, 1 minor guide who participates in workshops planned by the museum, handicapped and their carer, tourist guides, journalists, ICOM members, affiliated institutions and associations.

Free admission to permanent collections of all museums every first Sunday of the month.

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