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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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"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 1 week ago

I very much enjoyed seeing so many fine old objects. Many of the items which were simply teaching aids, as to show the path of a falling object, are fine furniture. The map room has many interesting and historically significant maps, such as the one...More

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice science museum showing the birth and development of astronomy and other sciences. It has a lot of historic instruments including, of course, telescopes. You can download an app that explains the exhibits.

Thank Donald C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved the Museo Galileo! It wasn’t overcrowded and there was no queue to get in. At only €9 it seemed like a total bargain as you could download the app for free which is basically like getting a headset to talk you through...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love science, you will love this museum. It has the discoveries from the early days of science, astrolabs, compasses, sundials and more through to the 20th century. Emphasis is on the early portions of history, especially Galileo’s time. It is quite interesting and...More

1  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I truly enjoyed this museum. So much to look at! My only complaint is that many of the exhibits were not explained well. I had so many questions! But loved looking at all the beautiful scientific instruments and gadgets, globes, art, etc....More

Thank TPD30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum in a former palace is on the Arno, just down the street from Palazzo Vecchio. It is seldom crowded and has a good museum shop for kids and adults, plus some hands on displays. It does have Galieo’s telescopes and other instruments (and...More

1  Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have curious and scientific children you cannot miss this museum in Florence. Great collection of scientific artifacts that was started by the Medici family. The museum has many videos and it is very friendly for children at the end there is an interactive...More

2  Thank Marianne B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday and the museum was pleasantly uncrowded. Just a handful of people. For all science geeks this museum must be a hit - and there's something for the rest of us mere mortals too. :) Anyone who's interested to see telescopes, spheres,...More

2  Thank Ariel-Scarlett
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some very...interesting artifacts & exhibits in this museum. Not sure what I saw from a content perspective was what I was expecting. There is a cool interactive area at the end that is fun to play around with. Also, this place is right next to...More

Thank Nick O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a afternoon trip to Florence we came across this museum while walking along the river. A reasonable €9 adult entry. Spread over 2 floors, a wealth of scientific measuring instruments, globes, optical illusions. Our 5yr old enjoyed looking at them but especially liked the...More

1  Thank acoton
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reb78_10
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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.
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