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Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science

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Address: Piazza De' Giudici 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 265311
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Tue 09:30 - 13:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Housed in an old palace that was restored in the mid-1800s, this science...

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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Galileo's Middle Finger

The Galileo Museum is generally not among the top two museums most people think of when visiting Florence. The Uffizi and Accademia museums get the most visitors. Those two... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Galileo Museum is generally not among the top two museums most people think of when visiting Florence. The Uffizi and Accademia museums get the most visitors. Those two museums are great but the Galileo museum is a "must see" for anyone with an interest in the history of science. It has on display the telescopes Galileo used to discover... More 

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well made and presented, with translation in English and movies explaining most interesting inventions. The shop has some excellent books in English (like Paul Strathern's The Artist, The Philosopher and The Warrior).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great museum - lots to see. Throughly enjoyed it - and the option to check out some interesting physics practically through a few exhibits. So much to see - and just a great change from all the art. Loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During a business trip had some time to visit a museum. This one is very nice for the ones who like more science. Very old science tools and explanations in English with nice videos. Unique pieces.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Galileo Museum! The scientific instruments on display were fascinating and absolutely beautiful. As a mathematician I was naturally interested but I imagine those less interested in science would also get a lot out of the museum too. It's certainly a fantastic way to see something a bit different to all the art and... More 

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We visited with our 3 kids ages 7, 9 and 12. We had been in Italy for over a week and needed a break from art and churches. Museo Galileo was the answer. We downloaded the app and enjoyed wandering through the museum. The kids were interested and engaged and we had lots of great discussion about how many of... More 

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Museum has an amazing collection of scientific instruments to illustrate the amazing evolution of science. More emphasis needed on Islamic contribution to math and science is needed as other nationalities were well represented. I saw only one or two Islamic pieces and suspect there is more. Most interesting area devoted to Galileo is at the very end. Interactive exhibits and... More 

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We arrived toward the end of the afternoon of sightseeing, but this Museum was very rewarding indeed. This is a lengthy survey of scientific methods focusing on Galileo, da Vinci and their cohorts who changed humans' realization of their place in the universe. My wife and I toured with our son and his German girlfriend. As a boy I was... More 

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We hadn't had this museum on our must do list, but stumbled on it and I am glad we did! Being an engineer I marveled at the fabulous collection of old instruments for science, medicine and astronomy that laid the ground work for so much we take for granted now. I am in awe of the genius of those who... More 

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Too often, as we survey the historical contributions of our Italian heritage, science is deep in the shadow of art. Perhaps nowhere is that more true than here in Florence, just steps from the Uffizi Gallery, home to the works of so many masters. However, when you've paid the modest entry fee & begin your journey of discovery back in... More 

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