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Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science

Piazza De' Giudici 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265311
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Housed in an old palace that was restored in the mid-1800s, this science museum houses an impressive collection of scientific instruments dating from the 13th century.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza De' Giudici 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
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"scientific instruments"
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"middle finger"
in 24 reviews
"interactive section"
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"free app"
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"on display"
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"great for kids"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"amazing collection"
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"couple of hours"
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"firenze card"
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"audio guide"
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"works of art"
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"renaissance art"
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"first floor"
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"medici family"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you love science and the history science, this museum should not be missed. Unique exhibits and educational videos will certainly require a good 2-3 hours of your time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museo Galelio in Florence was the highlight of our trip. At €9 for adults, a free app to follow the exhibition it was great value. The Medici collection is spectacular and the explanations are available in full and abridged version and some of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to visit this museum another day, but were driven inside early by heavy rain. It was well worth spending a couple of hours here. They have many of the instruments that Galileo developed, and not only telescopes. Many advances in land surveying, navigation,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the science museum because I’m interested in science but got so much more than I was expecting! You could easily spend hours in here. We downloaded the app which acted as an audio guide which had a plethora of background information. My favourite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surely everyone gets taught about Galileo at school? So when I found this museum in Florence I just had to come. Well worth the hour or so we were here. There is so much to see and hopefully you will find it as fascinating as...More

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is about much more than Galileo. The telescopes he used to see Jupiter's moons are impressive. Also includes maps, glassware, rulers, astrolabes, surveying equipment, lenses, mirrors and wax models used for teaching medical students. Atrifacts from the Medici family as well. Download the...More

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum. We really enjoyed trying to figure out how the different apparatus worked and then looking them up on the museum’s excellent free app. Bring your own headphones or you can buy them for .50 euros. They have a family rate ticket too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our must do places in Florence. The sheer amount of antiquities is astounding. The science was so beyond the times then. It is an immaculate museum and the placards are in English and Italian...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I visited Museo Galileo, I did not have much of an information about it and thought it was only about Galileo and I was awaiting small museum about his life and so on. As I am a big fan of astronomy and science, I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I added the Museo Galileo to our itinerary for a week in Florence, to break up the churches and art. This is a lovely small museum featuring collections of scientific instruments belonging to the Medici and Lorraine families, and an extensive exhibition of how science...More

Thank Kate S
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Response from Jen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you must provide documentation...we just used our daughter's passport
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Response from IndianaDee | Reviewed this property |
Not really suitable for children. It's certainly a look but don't touch place.
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