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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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  • Average10%
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  • Terrible1%
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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"
in 23 reviews
"interactive section"
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"free app"
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"on display"
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"great for kids"
in 14 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 13 reviews
"amazing collection"
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"couple of hours"
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"audio guide"
in 28 reviews
"firenze card"
in 33 reviews
"renaissance art"
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"works of art"
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"first floor"
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"arno river"
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is not that popular relative to some of the others in the centre of Florence and so even on a Saturday afternoon in April, a walk-in ticket for 9Euros incurred no wait and no lines (online tickets were 12Euros). The exhibits are fabulous...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An amazing museum telling the story of mathematical and astronomical science. They provide free Wi-fi & if you have a smart phone- take headphones and you will be able to download their app and listen to an audio tour with videos as you go round....More

Thank KR P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well displayed scientific implements museum which is a lot less boring than it sounds. Really well worth a trip for a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've ever wondered what it would be like for Gallileo to give you the middle finger, now you can find out! The collection is absolutely wonderful; if you have even the slightest degree of interest in the history of science, this museum is for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited it with 12 year child Really a lot of attraction that can teach some scientific materials. You can explain a history of science during some practices. Extremely recommended.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the science museum, and my daughter appeared to as well. She enjoyed most of all the interactive area, where we were able to try out some experiments. A great museum, and was a good place to go, as my daughter was missing school....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quiet museum away from all the crowds. In March, this museum was quiet and we had room to wander and see all the exhibits without having to dodge the crowds at the better known museums. Amazing collections of scientific equipment from Galileo and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had thoroughly enjoyed the museums, galleries and churches in Florence so the science museum was a perfect antidote to the stunning renaissance art! To see original 11th and 12th century instruments, works of art in their own right, was a privilege and to see...More

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested is science this is a museum for you! We downloaded the app which wasn't very user friendly so we didn't use it for the entire visit. We really liked the maps, globes and telescopes. Plan for 1-2 hours to visit. I...More

Thank Jen S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a couple hours at this museum during a rainy afternoon. The free audio app was fantastic - a really comprehensive source of information that I would highly recommend. I went at 10am and asides from a school group, the museum was quiet and I...More

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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
10 October 2017|
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Response from zauberin | Reviewed this property |
No discounts for seniors in Italy.
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Arkelanor
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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