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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

On Piazza De'Giudici is located this interesting Museum of Gallileo (1544 - 1642) he was a great Italian natur physician and astronom and the founder of the modern physic.; his science was the pendulum and his invention was the spirit level and the telescope to...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum whilst walking by the galleries. What a interesting, well laid out, and interactive place! Tickets were cheap and the inside housed many examples of teaching aides used by Galileo, beautiful models of the universe, reliquaries if the man's fingers, and...More

Thank justliketetris
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first visit to this museum. It had lots of interesting exhibits on the learnings and knowledge about earth and outer space from centuries ago. There is a lot to see and much of it is described in English. It was fun to...More

Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit and to learn. Everything in this tour is carefully designed and organized. Perfect for children to visit and spend a great time exploring.

Thank Elcom F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum was a wonderful respite from the art and sculpture of other museums. It exhibits early scientific instruments in a number of disciplines. I found myself wondering how discoveries could have been accomplished with such crude instruments, but at the time, they were advanced....More

Thank 507adventurelover
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came upon this museum by chance when exploring Florence and it turned out to be the highlight of my short holiday. The museum is quite small, basically on two floors that hold two separate collections. The ground floor is largely concerned with with optics,...More

Thank adolfo r
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love history and science, you should visit this museum. It's a wonderful place to learn about different scientific instruments and the development of scientific thought.

Thank Shiri B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some really historic scientific instruments here. For the astronomy buff, this place has a number of gems. There are excellent short videos explaining things in different galleries. Wish it had been laid out a bit better. There's a great room with interactives at...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had a lot of potential but ended up falling very short. The museum seemed to leave out all of the science of Galileo. It felt like I was just walking around looking at empty beakers. I'm very disappointed because it would have been...More

Thank juliaqh17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before arriving here, I assumed I would be looking at a ton of telescopes, but there is so much more here. There is free WIFI here plus an audio guide that you can download for free that guides you through the museum. Get the app!...More

Thank CharlieV2011
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Ariella F
11 October 2017|
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Response from zauberin | Reviewed this property |
No discounts for seniors in Italy.
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