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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 17 June 2016

The collection of historical scientific instruments is very interesting, and presented in an educational, entertaining way. Very little of the museum is dedicated specifically to Galileo, but it is nonetheless relevant to anyone interested in science. The gift shop is sorely lacking. The facility itself...More

Thank kingsolomons
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Here's a place to visit if you want to mix it up a little after all that fabulous art. I probably would have skipped it except that my travel companion was a scientist! (For example, if you've always wanted to see Galileo's fingers preserved under...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We all really enjoyed this museum. Although it has things related to Galileo, it is really a museum of early scientific discoveries and artifacts. It is especially strong on early maps and mapping instruments, as well as medicine. Well worth a visit if you're interested...More

Thank BeckyToronto_12
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This was probably one of my favorite museums I visited while in Florence. There is a lot great historical information as well as a hands-on exhibit toward the end. Also, they have some of Galileo's fingers in a case.

Thank nayellyb
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Like this often-overlooked museum nearby the famous Uffizi Gallery, science is often overshadowed by art when people think of the Renaissance. Yet like art, science too also flourished significantly during the Renaissance thanks to greats like Galileo Galilei and this museum is a good reminder...More

1  Thank Jay Y
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This museum is an excellent one to visit with kids. Download their app when you get there, and take your time through the museum. Fascinating how much Galileo contributed to science.

Thank vaznayak
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Wonderful museum and documentation of that era's quest of knowledge. All branches of the sciences were affected and led to a continuity of dicoveries that stil impact our lives. Galileo and a number of his contemporaries had incredible quests for knowledge. Thanks to the support...More

Thank Carl0999
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This museum locates right next to Uffize Gallery and was not originally in our plan. However, due to the long waiting of Uffize Gallery we decided to take a quick visit. It was such a surprised attraction to my teenage boy, who is a science...More

1  Thank Qqqqzj
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I must admit that since my teenage years, I've been an admirer of Galileo. In an age when scientific reasoning was still in its relative infancy this astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher and mathematician played a major role in the evolution of science. The museum is...More

Thank BlaydonBlunderer
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Museo Galileo is located right next door to the Uffizi Gallery and is an experience you should not miss. I was originally only going to attend the Uffizi Gallery, but was curious about the museum located right next to it, so I went. If you...More

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reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
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experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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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