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Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science

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Galileo Museum
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Galileo Museum
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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 yesterday

Wow! A stunning collection of works form handcrafted globes to scientific instrumentation to telescopes and models of the human body - we did not have enough time there but even with what we had we were entranced by the scope of what was on offer...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent museum that needs more than the hour we gave it. Interactive elements were superb and very interesting. Lots of information on the great range of scientific research and exploration supported by the Medici and some key artefacts from Galileo’s life. Would have been interesting...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Renaissance wasn't only about art. Important scientific advances were made, too. This is a nice museum to give you a picture of the advancement of science. I highly recommend downloading the museum's free app because the explanations on the signage is limited. The app...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I just popped into this gallery on our way back to our accommodation on one of our last days visiting Florence. Late afternoon there was no wait for tickets and a relaxed atmosphere after the crowds thronging the art galleries and famous...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived just before opening time of 9.30 and went straight in. Great to visit without a crowd. Amazing displays and models including Galileos telescope. Lots of astrolabes,globes,ancient maps and hand blown glass. We spent around 2 hours here.

Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fascinating museum is situated next to the Uffizi in the Piazza Giudicci. There were no queues to get in and it was not too busy inside. Tickets for adults cost 10 euros. There are globes, maps, telescopes, sundials and beautiful instruments for measuring time...More

Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 1 week ago

anatomical models amazing. Loved the quality of the work on instruments and models. We spent approx four hours in here. lovely little bar/cafe just across the road delicious panini and coffee very reasonable price

Thank Seggie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was so interesting and showed how impressive these men were in their era. We enjoyed all of the detail in each of the models and original instruments

Thank jennyelliott35
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vast collection of scientific instruments, particularly from the Enlightenment and Victorian eras.Good videos to explain what they were for.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum set over a couple of floors. Examples of scientific equipment of the time, not just of Galileo.

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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 zauberin | Reviewed this property |
No discounts for seniors in Italy.
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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.