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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
Piazza De' Giudici 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265311
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to visit this museum if you are interested in Science, Engineering, Galileo or the Renaissance. It has a ton of interesting artifacts, all revolving around the science breakthroughs that occured arounf the time of Galileo in Italy and Europe. I found the globes...More

Thank Teo G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a couple of hours here today and it was fantastic. If you and/or any of your travel companions are interested in mechanics, science, astrology, etc, this is an absolute must-do. They have an app you can download to either read...More

Thank Shopgrl152
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a museum I was anxious to see and it didn’t disappoint. Seventeen rooms were chock full of all manner of Galileo’s inventions, ideas, mechanical contrivances, telescopes and more. We used a good part of two hours to see the place and we enjoyed...More

Thank dashate
Reviewed 6 days ago

While my father opted to spend the wee morning hours biking 100km around Florence, I opted for more cerebral pursuits. The Galileo museum is, quite simply, awesome. Scientific instruments are everywhere, providing insights into how the field of science has changed and advanced rapidly. The...More

Thank notquiteshakira
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were thoroughly enthralled by this museum. Fascinating history, very well laid out and organized and the app was excellent.

Thank Anna D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museo Galileo is filled with exhibits that are interesting for kids of all ages. We visited between going to the Bardello and the Uffizi. So it was a nice change of pace. Well worth the visit!.

Thank Cyn17dy
Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all, an enjoyable visit. Nice variation to all the art museums. Do take note that this is a "History of Science museum". Not a "Science museum". The exhibits are there for their historical value. Not because they demonstrate interesting phenomenons on their own.

Thank Daniel Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in science well worth a look at the many interesting instruments especially if you have aFirenze card.

Thank ToddingtonB
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would strongly recommend this museum - not only for adults but those with kids (10 and above). We didn't go in expecting that much but spent over three hourse in what is a small museum. Its like a walk through some of the greatest...More

Thank AjitM1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well designed museum with displays of scientific theories, discoveries, inventions especially telescopes and optics.

Thank firefighter07
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Hi i would like to ask if the entrance is free of charge for the first Sunday of the November 2016/
16 October 2016|
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Response from DerbyshireDuck | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know this museum is not part of the first Sunday free scheme
Katie V
About how much time should I allocate for this museum (big science geek)? Thanks!
29 February 2016|
Response from Marco B | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting the Museo Galileo! A complete visit to the museum lasts about 2 hours. Please note that there are two floors for a total of 18 rooms plus a presentation room at the beginning of the museum's route... More
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Are you able to buy tickets with a credit card or is it cash only?
7 September 2015|
Response from Marco B | Property representative |
Dear Visitor, thank you for writing to us. You can pay tickets either by credit cards (American Express included) or by cash. The bookshop also accepts credit card payments. Best regards, Museo Galileo
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