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Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science

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Address: Piazza De' Giudici 1, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 055 265311
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09:30 - 18:00
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Tue 09:30 - 13:00
Wed - Mon 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Housed in an old palace that was restored in the mid-1800s, this science...

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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Best museum in Florence.

Wonderfully presented, these historical scientific artefacts are real works of art. Even if you are not a science fanatic you will appreciate the history and craftsmanship of the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderfully presented, these historical scientific artefacts are real works of art. Even if you are not a science fanatic you will appreciate the history and craftsmanship of the exhibits, truly stunning! Highlights were the astrolabes and the globe room. Also Galileo's ACTUAL fingers! Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have any interest in space, this is brings history alive - less of a museum, more of a collection. Some great pieces from Galileo's own collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having just completed an astronomy class in college, the Galileo Museum brought the science alive. I expect the usual Florence tourist with more classic interests would be pleasantly surprised. Good respite from the crowds and if that is your thing afterwards head over to the Gucci Museo for another wonderful experience. I wouldn't try to take in all three: Uffizi,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Few people go inside, but here you can see original copy of the Dialogo, his telescope and one of his mummified fingers and thumb, and a tooth. A real find!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits of this place are centered on science and technology. for people interested in these fields, this place is a definite recommendation.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely not in the same league as the Uffuzi gallery or statue of David but interesting nonetheless. It has less crowds, less price, and interesting to see the scientific instruments and equipment. Not often can you say you saw fingers from Galileo plus a tooth (some people in our group missed this as it is not obvious so make sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a short walk from the Ponte Vecchio and so worth a visit. Spent hours here, so much to see and take in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is full of fascinating scientific instruments, including some owned by Galileo himself. The entire collection is impressive, and it was interesting to see how regarded these instruments were - many are highly decorated in well protected boxes and containers. Don't miss Galileo's finger, thumb, and tooth displayed in reloquaries.

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This is one unique museum which is a must if you visit Florence. Incredible exhibits which explain and defy physics before your very own eyes. From Galileo's tools and experiments including oddly enough his own finger and thumb through the invention of electricity to the understanding of gravity, the environment and the Universe. This is the perfect museum for anyone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't get to be an engineer without passing through a phase where Galileo is your idol, more or less. After passing those tumultous teens, I've grown to have a more nuanced view of his personality, but I haven't lost the appreciation for his genius and I was certainly looking forward to seeing this museum in-between the art galleries and... More 

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