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Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science

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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For the price it's a really good museum. It's a history of the old Technics used for navigation. It's really fine the place, and also there are some interactive games!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gerhart M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was not expecting a lot as there were no queues but we were pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed it. We learned so much about science, all the intelligent people from centuries ago. I also like that they have toilettes in every floor. Also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thezsrnz
Reviewed 1 week ago

No time left until closing to wait in the long line for Uffizi gallery, long line all day. So we walked around the corner by the river to this museum. It had more general historical science exhibits than things specifically about Galileo. But it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank raybyerley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is much more about the genius, Galileo than what we all learned in school or read in text books. His understanding of physics not only broke new ground in the world of science but paved the way for others to work off of his...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DrAustinLouis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in there to get out of the cold, but were pleasantly surprised at what we found. Two floors of very unique and cool scientific instruments. The animation videos explaining how the devices worked were great. Not a large museum, but worth the visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flyingdoc99
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Galileo museum is well worth a visit. It was much bigger than we expected and was full of Physics and Astronomy equipment from globes to telescopes. There is also some fascinating chemistry equipment with biological models and microscopes thrown in. If you like audio...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank edwardh153
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Located south of the Palazzo Vecchio by the Arno River, the museum is a treasure trove visited mostly by families. The various ancient globes and maps enthralled me but there is much more to see like the valuable scientific instruments from the Medici and other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank notacanada
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

This museum is more of a museum about the history behind scientific instruments including Gallileo. It is well worth the visit as you adventure through Florence. Lots of people downloaded the app which provides you with more details as you walk through. They do have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Best museum I’ve been to ...around the world. .. because the quality of the exhibits was met with an appropriate and user friendly body of information. The actual layout was quite bare but it totally didn’t matter. The app has background in specific pieces that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank comingandgoingout
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Florence is noted for its art and architecture, so that it is easy to forget that one of her native son, the celebrated Galileo, is renowned as the father of modern science. On display are various instruments used in astronomy, navigatation; for measuring light, time,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Jen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you must provide documentation...we just used our daughter's passport
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No discounts for seniors in Italy.
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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.
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