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Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science

Open today: 9:30 AM - 1:00 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.
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Piazza De' Giudici 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265311
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All reviewsscientific instrumentsmiddle fingerinteractive sectionfree appon displaygreat for kidsinteresting exhibitswonderful collectioncouple of hoursfirenze cardaudio guiderenaissance artworks of artfirst floorarno rivermedici familyponte vecchio
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If I’m really honest we weren’t expecting much, but wow! Brilliant, brilliant! Beautiful instruments that bring all of that physics you did at school to life; gorgeous globes and astrolabes; and (the icing on the cake) Galileo’s middle finger, preserved like a saint’s relics. Brilliant...More

Thank LinMagMc
Reviewed 1 week ago

After traveling to Italy and Florence for 20 years, my wife and I finally went to the Museo Galileo on our last trip to Florence in 2016. We enjoyed it so much that we vowed that we’d never miss it again. So when we returned...More

Thank Paolo-Chris
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a huge collection of astronomical and scientific instruments which were well-presented, however, I think that the museum lacked interactivity for the most part. It was quite interesting, though, that they had Galileo's hand and finger on display.

1  Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well curated museum with lots of interesting items for adults. Also lots of large beautifully made scientiific items they just needed to stick somewhere Kids need some close attention to bring this to life though. Even has a collection of thermometers (yawn). Has a...More

Thank fairlieflyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nicely orchestrated journey through time and history of mechanics. In order to immerse yourself in this experience you should download the app, as recommended at the reception desk. Take your time to read, to stand and listen to the recorded messages and...More

Thank rafaela c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you know anything about astronomy, you know the historical contributions of the great Galileo Galilei. You will see wonderful displays of his telescopes and scientific instruments, and believe it or not, Galileo's actual middle finger encased in a glass display. The museum also lovingly...More

Thank Spaceman58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully curated, incredibly diverse collection. It takes you through several centuries of scientific and philosophical development. For anyone interested in renaissance art and science it’s highly recommended. With your ticket is included an app that takes you through all the exhibits with audio files and...More

Thank g40max
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having tired of all the queues at other tourist attractions in Florence and having an interest in science this seemed like a good place to visit. Everything was well exhibited with plenty of explanations. Absolutely fascinating and not to be missed.

Thank IreneCanberra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pretty impressed. This was a very nice side bar place to visit. I was impressed with the contents of the museum and I would recommend.

1  Thank Aunt_FredRocks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best museum app I have yet used. The navigation while walking around the museum was clear and easy. And you could listen about many of the exhibits and also view additional video animations of how they worked. Even for the instruments without...More

Thank Lillian M
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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time
will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past
times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can
reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can
experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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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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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.