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Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science

Closes in 9 min: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Galileo Museum
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Galileo Museum
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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.
Closes in 9 min
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Piazza De' Giudici 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265311
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All reviews scientific instruments middle finger interactive section free app on display great for kids interesting exhibits amazing collection couple of hours firenze card audio guide works of art renaissance art first floor arno river medici family ponte vecchio
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were walking around Florence seeing the many interesting places. We decided to check out this museum. It covers several floors and we ended up staying two hours. It is very well done and is certainly worth a visit.

Thank william Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are an engineer it’s a must go stop. There is an excellent museum app you can download that give you some explanations. The museum has a great layout and an amazing collection.

Thank Limor W
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very well laid out museum focusing not only on Galileo but also the development of science, geography and medicine. The exhibits are excellent and the free app that you can download and help you move around the museum (with free wifi) is great and...More

Thank ljpuk2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was our last day and we fancied something different. I had read the reviews and thought we might enjoy this. How wrong was I. My husband and I don’t have any scientific background, we’re both accountants, but unfortunately this was too heavy going and...More

Thank artemis1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Newly renovated and great collection of scientific tools over the years. A nice break from the usual stuff if Firenze.

Thank pian0rn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! A stunning collection of works form handcrafted globes to scientific instrumentation to telescopes and models of the human body - we did not have enough time there but even with what we had we were entranced by the scope of what was on offer...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent museum that needs more than the hour we gave it. Interactive elements were superb and very interesting. Lots of information on the great range of scientific research and exploration supported by the Medici and some key artefacts from Galileo’s life. Would have been interesting...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Renaissance wasn't only about art. Important scientific advances were made, too. This is a nice museum to give you a picture of the advancement of science. I highly recommend downloading the museum's free app because the explanations on the signage is limited. The app...More

Thank TPT_Traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I just popped into this gallery on our way back to our accommodation on one of our last days visiting Florence. Late afternoon there was no wait for tickets and a relaxed atmosphere after the crowds thronging the art galleries and famous...More

1  Thank Mevalin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just before opening time of 9.30 and went straight in. Great to visit without a crowd. Amazing displays and models including Galileos telescope. Lots of astrolabes,globes,ancient maps and hand blown glass. We spent around 2 hours here.

Thank BrisbaneBetty
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3 January 2018|
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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.