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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: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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"interactive section"
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"free app"
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"on display"
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"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank Marianne B
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Ariel-Scarlett
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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

Thank acoton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this museum. We often think of Florence as the start of the Renaissance in terms of the arts, but there were equal if not greater advancements in science and business here. This museum shows how the great families of Florence aggregated the...More

Thank WanderingOso
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family came here after a long day of touring Florence. We had 1 hour to tour the Galileo museum before it closed, which was sufficient for the energy we had left. We were able to tour all levels except for the hands on exhibition....More

Thank Jacquelyn D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By chance saw this on the map and soooo glad we did. Excellent museum and history. The only draw back was the app was quite difficult to get going and to follow along with. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the visit!

Thank Antrim8
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended even if you are not a science wonk. Many of the instruments and devices are things of sheer beauty. If you are a scientist, engineer, doctor, ... you will find yourself stopping frequently for extended looks. The museum is a great size, and...More

Thank Canuckgreekophile
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to see Galileo's middle finger - very cool. Right next to it - his index finger and a tooth nearby. Not sure where the rest of him is. This is a wonderful respite from awesome art - instead it's the art of science....More

Thank RandiFayeC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by during a rain shower. Nice for an hour or two to learn about the history of science. Besides a lot of old objects on display, they really educate you with simple explanations on a tv-screens and an interactive section. In this section you...More

Thank Martijn P
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reb78_10
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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Ariella F
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Response from zauberin | Reviewed this property |
No discounts for seniors in Italy.
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2 October 2017|
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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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