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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 2 days ago

My husband and I spent about an hour and a half in the Galileo Science Museum. It contains a jaw-dropping array of early scientific instruments from the collection of the Medicis, as well as some of Galileo's personal telescopes. There are very nice screen presentations...More

Thank Parisfan072
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great place to explore! I had first thought there would only be exhibits that pertained to Galileo. But not so, as this museum houses exhibits showing the advancement of science from the 14th century to the 19th or 20th century. All fields are...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Came on this by accident but what a great visit. Learned lots and saw some fantastic exhibits. Well worth a visit even for those not interested in science

Thank briziec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this music it was very interesting you could download an app (with the free wifi) and play a recording that explained the use of the scientific tools their history and sometimes how they worked. There is an interactive part at the end of the...More

Thank Chehyl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those attractions that is a little easier to get into. I wasn't sure if it would be for me, because I'm not really into science, but it was amazing. I learned a lot about the progression of scientific instruments and the...More

Thank Sandra29963
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Florence 3 times but I think this is the first time I've visited this museum. I really enjoyed this place. Great displays of scientific instruments and technology through the ages. Plus you can see some of Galileo's telescopes. And there never seemed...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a couple of hours. This place is extremely interesting and the exhibits are well displayed and described

Thank Gemma T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was uncrowded and offers the best collection of scientific instruments (telescopes, surveying, clocks, barometric) from the time of Galileo I've seen. Several of his telescopes and instruments commissioned by the Medicis and others are displayed with useful information.

Thank Ross_Julie_CA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes I read reviews after visiting an attraction cannot quite understand how on earth I've been visiting the same place. The museum is new. The instruments are interesting but the curator has done a very poor job. I would have suspected a museum call musee...More

Thank ZviyaB
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here on a rainy day without really knowing what to expect. Our guidebook did not really make the place sound like it was a must-see, but we decided to go because of the weather and were rewarded with a wonderful museum. The focus...More

Thank betteskid
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Ariella F
10 October 2017|
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Response from Ross_Julie_CA | Reviewed this property |
9€, I think, for seniors.
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.
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