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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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Piazza De' Giudici 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
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"scientific instruments"
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"middle finger"
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"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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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

A really interesting experience, there's lots of amazing inventions where you can see how everyday things we take for granted were developed by some incredible people. There's a fantastic interactive section at the end which my toddler, myself and my partner all really enjoyed. It...More

Thank Becca W
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

It would be a good idea to visit this museum with your children and let them explore the ideas of Galileo Galilei.There is also a room where children can perform some experiments.

Thank Maro S
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Really loved this museum (kids did too). Great history of science in Europe, such amazing artifacts, maps, etc. Learned a lot. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Interesting museum for people who love seeing historical tools of science and math for 9 euro per adult. 5 "hands on" activities at the end so not good for younger kids. Three floors plus temporary basement exhibit and had mild air conditioning. We spent two...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

If by some strange chance you tire of all the art this will be a nice change of pace. Fascinating collection of scientific instruments, including the telescope that got Galileo into trouble and as if he were a saint there are "relics" of Galileo himself.

Thank Valerie B
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a great little museum featuring all kinds of "sciency" items. Not just about Galileo. This is definitely worth the 8 euros, in my opinion. It was neat to walk through and see the evolution of the study of science and mathematics. There are...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Beautiful museum with curious exhibits . You can see here old maps, telescopes, celestial globe, astronomical clock etc.

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. The museum provides a free app that lets you listen to information about the exhibits you walk through the museum. The museum is not just about Galileo, but about mathematicians and scientists that came before and after...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Small but informative museum close to the epicenter on the river. Several inventions are celebrated here and many great scientists and inventors are featured. Many scientific tools, instruments and lab equipment displayed - you really get a sense of the chronology of discovery. Hidden gems...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Another one of the museums available via the Firenze Card. Apparently, someone in the Medici family had a serious interest in collecting historic scientific memoribilia and this museum contains a lot of it. Waltz through the 1400’s on through the 1800’s and see some of...More

Thank Curtis 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 zauberin | Reviewed this property |
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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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