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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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  • Average10%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Piazza De' Giudici 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265311
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

A vist to this non-descript (on the outside) museum near the Ponte Vecchio was suggested by a passerby tourist, so we went it and were amazed at the multitude of technical gadgets, experiments, devices of many different disciplines that are displayed throughout the three stores...More

Thank Alex1024
Reviewed 8 January 2016

When i visited it was 9 euros per ticket. There were a couple of interesting items but generally didn't hold my interest and only 2 small floors to wander around. Worth a visit but you don't get a lot for your money in my opinion.

Thank Leewooler
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

No wait and only 8 euros per person!? Sign me up. I really enjoyed this visit and am glad that I was able to learn more about the history of science. Excellent visit.

Thank Amilcar G
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This was an incredible museum filled with telescopes and other scientific instruments. It is the best scientific museum I have been too. It also has items owned by Galileo hence the museum name. Italy is filled with great art and architecture. This is something a...More

Thank jbg74
Reviewed 4 January 2016

If you don't love science, don't bother... But if you like laboratories, instruments, telescopes, then this is an amazing collection well put together and explained.

Thank dafsmith57
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Along with the Duomo, this is one attraction not to be missed on a trip to Florence. Even if you are not into the technical aspects of the exhibits, it's worth it to take in the craftsmanship involved in creating the various instruments and the...More

1  Thank Allan P
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

If you are a science buff, this is the place to go. The kids loved it. On display are all kinds of measuring instruments, globes, maps, telescopes, microscopes, and instruments designed to display electricity and motion. Even Galileo's fingers are on display! It's amazing that...More

Thank Tanyajn1
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Don't miss this museum on a trip to Florence - it is a must see for anyone with any interest in science and the world we live in. It is humbling to see the tools and experiments the early scientists used to make discoveries we...More

Thank Eunice M
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We only had a little over an hour to fit this in, but it was worth it. A charming museum. And, you know, Gallileo’s finger, so fun times.

Thank wraar
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Earlier reviews noted the great collection of scientific artifacts and how the Museum contributes to a well-rounded vision of Science and the Renaissance. This is true. However, the museum truly needed a more interactive and contextual way to tell the stories behind the collection. My...More

3  Thank RoadWarrior519
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times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can
reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can
experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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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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