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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
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+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
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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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Very interesting museum

This is a museum devoted largely to scientific instruments and is one of the best collection of such instruments in the world. It contains telescopes that were used by Galileo and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a museum devoted largely to scientific instruments and is one of the best collection of such instruments in the world. It contains telescopes that were used by Galileo and a large collection of instruments from the Medici family dating back to the 15th century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its a Small little museum , when I went almost no one will go there theres no lines and it was actually interesting and very nice . On e of the best museums they have in the city to bad people dont really go there .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum includes an audio tour for download to a device - perfect for going at your own pace. Has displays of Galileo's telescope and his fingers, as well as good demonstrations of his ideas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too far from the exit of the Uffizi, the Galileo museum is a great follow on. Although its a little shorter than most, the lay out is nice and there is a large amount of artifacts and information. This is truly worth a visit, 45 mins is a great amount of time to plan out for this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much more to Galileo than just telescopes! But there are plenty of those :) Just around the corner from the Uffizi. A great little gem of a museum. As with many museums in Italy, free entry for disabled visitors :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Museo Galileo a few times. There is an interactive app that talks about different displays: very fun and lots of cool artifacts!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't interested in visiting, but my husband wanted to so I went. The collection is quite nice, very interesting pieces, some beautiful others complicated. I enjoyed it even though I didn't understand it. Get the audio tour to go along with the museum or I believe they have an app that you can use.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was pretty interesting to see all the early developments (impressive what they did with what they had at that time). This isn't just a Galileo museum. A lot of other contributors (and noted scientists, architects, thinkers, sponsors, of the era) are displayed. What got me smirking is Galileo's flipping the bird at the institution that pressured him.....

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As two Science lovers we visited this museum. Small and well maintained. However I felt there was opportunity to liven the museum with lots more interactive displays and more explanations of Science principles. It was a well maintained and lots and lots of similar equipment. I would visit if time permits, but first Uffizi and Academia Gallery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the museum to be fascinating since I have an interest in navigation and physics. However my girlfriend found it to be thoroughly boring. I should have gone on my own. I also wish I had tried the audio guide. I would r commend a two hour visit to anyone with an interest. Sign said no photos yet everyone... More 

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Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to describe your experience. We would like to remind you that visitors are allowed to take photographs - without using a flash, tripod or selfie stick - within the museum halls. Authorization is necessary for commercial filming and photography and must be requested in advance by writing to the... More 

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