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Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology

Via del Proconsolo 12, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 6449
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I admit to being flabbergasted!!!

Room after room after room of displays of "stuff" - ancient and not quite so ancient artifacts of... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
12gotoperu
Interesting collection

We found lots of interesting objects to see in the collection. The history of mask making in... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Penelope H
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9 Aug 2017
“Interesting collection”
3 Dec 2017
“I admit to being flabbergasted!!!”
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Via del Proconsolo 12, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Room after room after room of displays of "stuff" - ancient and not quite so ancient artifacts of every description including two folded up mummies from Peru. I'm not sure why they were folded up rather than laid out flat like the Egyptians but they...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We found lots of interesting objects to see in the collection. The history of mask making in anthropology board was very enlightening.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We enjoyed the interesting artefacts from all over the world. Only disappointment was that over half of the artefacts had no english labels. We had to guess what they were with our minimum italian. We liked the musical instruments from all over the world.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

If you are handicapped, be sure the elevator is working before purchasing tickets to this museum. The stairway is long and steep. Fortunately, for me, they finally got the elevator working as I could not climb the steps to the first level. Otherwise, the museum...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

This museum is definitely worth while visiting as it has quite a few interesting pieces on exhibit. The good thing is also that it isn't crowded. The display's bring you back in time and allow a tour around the world. There is no A/C so...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I was delighted to find such a wide range of artefacts from around the world, especially New Zealand - a very healthy collection of Maori taonga. We stayed for about 90 minutes in order to really take everything in. The staff were friendly and informative....More

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Reviewed 10 December 2014

There is so much to see in Florence that I can understand why most people do not visit this museum, yet for people who are interested in artifacts from other cultures this museum really is worth a visit. There are pieces from different Italian collections...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2014

This Museum is part of the Science Museums of the University of Florence, which are divided into different and far apart branches, and together constitute one of the most important complexes of its kind in Europe (but less impressive than others, precisely because they are...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

This museum displays a small, but interesting range of ethnographic items from around the world, mostly from earlier native cultures, which have either disappeared or "modernised". It is worth spending a few Euros to see it, if you are interested in ethnographic art and world...More

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12gotoperu
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Thanks Mirene88 for your response. Is there somewhere on line where I could see what other museums the 10E includes? My guidebook is old (Insight Guides' "Museums and Guides of Florence"). And looking it after seeing your... More
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