History Museums in Florence

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History Museums in Florence

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  • Louis C
    14 contributions
    This museum has been totally upgraded and re-staged over the last several years. The display of art work is far more coherent, and the far easier to appreciate than the former, somewhat hodge-podge display. I was very impressed with the improvements. It’s no Uffizi, but it is definitely worth a visit.
    Written 4 November 2021
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  • Madeline
    Oxford, UK29 contributions
    Great for the science lovers, it is not necessarily the most exciting museum, but great for folks who love scientific instruments.
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • Lance H
    Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
    I was walking down the street and came across this museum. I was a little worried about paying for the ticket considering it could have been a tourist trap with a bunch of junk. It turns out it was a good purchase - even if it was a tourist trap (it's not). You get to see and work with many of DaVinci's inventions. Some of which he never built, just designed. Kids will enjoy this; I know this big kid did.
    Written 22 February 2020
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  • Roisin
    County Cork, Ireland2 contributions
    This is a fantastic museum! The tour guide was very informative and provided a tour in both English and Italian. The rooms were filled with spectacular collections of armor, weapons, and clothing. The rooms in the museum and the adjacent house were exquisitely decorated. The tour guide also spoke about the original collector, Frederick Stibbert, who devoted his life to collecting the artefacts. I would definitely recommend this museum - I would definitely visit it again! I have visited many museums in Florence and the Stibbert museum is now one of my favourites - It's incredibly unique and fun!
    Written 9 April 2022
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  • Selina F
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia19 contributions
    A small and interesting museum packed with models, explanations and exhibits. Building a bridge, hands on, at one of the tables was a great way to get involved. But we found many of the interactive exhibits a little rickety, so we didn’t dare to touch them especially with warning signs all over asking for extreme caution to be exercised! Nevertheless we really enjoyed it and left with a deeper insight into the mind of an undoubted genius.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • Jo_and_Tom
    Anna, OH1,545 contributions
    This is walkway from the Uffzi to Ponte Vecchio and Pettit Palace. It follows the river with the Medici Gallery on the side. The Gallery was under construction so we couldn't take it. The walk was beautiful with many shops along its sides. The buidling along the river and very old with many being in families for generations
    Written 8 April 2020
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  • drmader
    Orinda, CA1,971 contributions
    Wonderful view of ceilings and private garden right near San Lorenzo piazza and cappelle Medici .enjoyed their personal chapel , coat of arms in garden , government rooms, bedrooms and casual spaces .frette is near ticket booth so that’s nice too. Close to duomo..enjoyed as much if not more than Pitti
    Written 27 November 2021
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  • Exploring Chris
    Calgary, Canada252 contributions
    Admission is free if you buy the Uffizi Gallery 5 museum ticket, so we weren't expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised. The museum is quite large and has a vast collection of antiquities. This would also be good place to take kids and give them a break from all things renaissance. Impressive ancient Egyptian and Greek collections. We spent a lot more time in this museum than we had originally planned.
    Written 6 February 2022
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  • MarcoPro2050
    Ambra, Italy449 contributions
    A waste of time and money in Florence. There are some artifacts about Dante. Mostly, the museum is about the time period Dante lived. Too little is devoted to the works of Dante.
    Written 22 December 2019
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  • Rebecca O
    Ridgewood, NY1,431 contributions
    This is a must see to see where some greats are laid to rest. It was a little further out but we’ll worth the visit.
    Written 5 July 2021
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  • Anon58759
    Spokane193 contributions
    We stumbled upon this museum when trying to find things to do on our Florence pass before leaving Florence. The guides were very kind, and the one who accompanied us was very patient (he was nominated by another as he spoke the most English, not a lot, but our Italian is limited to about two words) explaining the artwork, artifacts and mission. It provided a down to earth look at an organization providing humanitarian assistance through the ages and apparently the work continues.
    Written 31 January 2021
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  • shanghaill
    Shanghai, China127 contributions
    For 8 euros is valuable. Small museum, we discovered a lot abuot Médicis family. Interactive app with QR codes was great and easy to use
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • sylviaFlorence
    Florence, Italy172 contributions
    Extremely interesting tour considering that The Hospital was founded in 1288 by Folco Portinari, father of Dante’s beloved Beatrice, and since then it has not stopped working since today.
    Guided tours Monday at 12.00 and at 4 pm.
    Written 11 November 2017
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  • AlessandraPatrick
    Portland, OR4 contributions
    because it was a monday, i got a two museums for the price of one. otherwise, i probably wouldn't have visited. Anyway, it's an ecleptic (??) assortment of artifacts, from Roman times through the 16th century. Has a guide (sheet), which was very helpful. Most interesting part was the fresco (full wall). take a half hour to hour and then grab some food on the way back to your hotel (or next stop).
    Written 18 December 2017
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  • Frank T
    154 contributions
    This is a venue of changing presentations. Incredible Florence is an old exhibit. In December 2019 it is about Maragrite and his art. December 2018 it was about Van Gogh and his art. Very interesting.
    Written 29 December 2019
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