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Museo di Anatomia Umana Normale, Bologna

Museo di Anatomia Umana Normale - Bologna, Italy
Museo di Anatomia Umana Normale
Via Zamboni 33, Bologna, Italy 40126Map
+39 051 209 9398
Neighborhood: San Vitale

Museo di Anatomia Umana Normale is also known as the waxwork museum. It contains lots of very real looking waxwork figures on which students based their studies of human anatomy in the 18th Century. The Museum is due to the work of Pope Benedict XIV who founded the Science Institute's 'Anatomy Laboratory' in 1742, and entrusted the creation of the waxworks to the anatomist, Ercole Lelli. These waxworks were put on display in 1907. The waxworks possess great artistic value as well as educational worth. Some of the waxworks were made with the help of famous ceroplasticians such as O. Toselli and G. Manzolini. The eight statues of people with flayed skin by E Lelli and the Hands by G Manzolini are really impressive. This Museum also houses the Calori Collection which is made up of thousands of skulls which were analyzed and catalogued by the anatomist, L. Calori.

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Museo di Anatomia Umana Normale General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM, Tuesday to Friday from 02:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 02:30 AM to 05:30 PM
  • Type: Science & Technology
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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