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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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Piazza De' Giudici 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265311
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like others have said, the name is misleading - except for a display with a few *significant* fingers, the museum isn't exactly about Galileo. The displays are beautiful though, if a bit filled with repetitive objects. There are some lovely quotes on the walls and...More

1  Thank ellenoftroy728
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating collection of antique scientific and math artifacts. Well worth an hour or two visit. Ticket also comes with discounted admission to La Speccola anatomy collection (although plan ahead as guided tours are required at La Speccola)

Thank oliverkj
Reviewed 4 days ago

OK, science museums are not for everyone but this one is exceptional. There are so many authentic instruments from the 15th to 18th centuries covering all manner of subjects. Some of the instruments are truly works of art. The museum is well laid out and...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very nice science museum with different departments (indeed, there could be more about Galileo). Nonetheless, the instruments displayed are beautiful and one can spend some hours reading/ watching the use of instruments. There is no queue, and this is a nice change...More

Thank LylouLaura
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

No need to book online - while the website said it was fully booked, we went down and found it relatively quiet. We visited the museum thinking that it would be rich in history and the work of Galileo; however didn't find it to be...More

Thank rachelxtravels
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there with our 3-year-old and though she was tired she still found it interesting so we had time to read the descriptions. It's a lovely museum if you like science and Galileo's work, and it has an interactive section and a little shop...More

Thank nanouplum2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A museum dedicated to science generally rather than just Galileo, and I agree with others that it's not aimed at children. But for adults, even if you know very little about science, it's facinating, and the ancient mathematical and scientific equipment and instruments are as...More

Thank AliandSi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this museum on the sightseeing Florence red bus tour. It was really interesting to see all the scientific instruments, earliest telescopes & microscopes and Galileo's writings on astronomy. However despite the museum being named after him, there is very little of Galileo's work on...More

Thank IndianaDee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw this place by accident when visiting the famous bridge ponte vecchio. Had thought there would have been loads about Galileo and how he discovered the moons around Jupiter etc but there was very little regarding that. Plenty of items on display, some very interesting...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is so much more than a museum about Galileo. So many aspects of science and medicine are covered. Great for adults and kids. The free app you download makes for incredible self guided tours. You could spend hours here.

Thank slefton
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16 October 2016|
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Response from DerbyshireDuck | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know this museum is not part of the first Sunday free scheme
Katie V
29 February 2016|
Response from Marco B | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting the Museo Galileo! A complete visit to the museum lasts about 2 hours. Please note that there are two floors for a total of 18 rooms plus a presentation room at the beginning of the museum's route... More
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7 September 2015|
Response from Marco B | Property representative |
Dear Visitor, thank you for writing to us. You can pay tickets either by credit cards (American Express included) or by cash. The bookshop also accepts credit card payments. Best regards, Museo Galileo
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