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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
Fee: Yes
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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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Really interesting museum

This is a quirky museum that any science, maths or physics lover should visit. There are some incredibly interesting exhibits. There are also some pretty stunning views of the... read more

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This is a quirky museum that any science, maths or physics lover should visit. There are some incredibly interesting exhibits. There are also some pretty stunning views of the Arno River from the second floor window. Only annoying thing was a large tour group that we had to wait for taking up entire rooms.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband, 2 kids (13 & 11 years old) and I all found this museum to be incredible. So many interesting things to see. Definitely recommend! Easy to walk to museum from main attractions in Florence.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved our stop at Museo Galileo! I took my husband here after the Gucci Museum (Gucci for me, science for him), and we both really enjoyed our time here. You could easily spend 4-5 hours here as there is so much to observe. We kept joking that we were in the Big Bang Theory! Truly amazing what our... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At 9 Euros, I think it is a little bit on the expensive side. There are plenty of astrology instruments (astral & world globes, telescopes, etc and funnily enough some displays of instruments and models for giving birth). A good 45 - 60 minutes to go through the museum is enough.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked this place more than any other art place in Florence. But not a lot tourist go to this museum and make a big mistake. This is very interesting place and it worth 3-4 hours of your time to visit and see the wonders of science of last 5 centuries

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I found this museum to be a very interesting visit. It does not just focus on Galileo, but rather scientific discovery in Italy throughout the ages. I found the progression of scientific tools to be amazing, although perhaps more descriptions of the many devices and their functions would have been helpful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic collection of instruments and drawings etc from predominantly the 15 - 18th centuries. all of the works are presented in an open manner for easy viewing. Well worth a visit.

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Make time for a visit to this museum; great perspective on inventions and creations developed by Romans through the centuries

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This was one of the last museums we went to, and perhaps we were suffering from some museum burnout, but we didn't find it to be particularly interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this museum, there is a huge array of scientific instruments from history. There is a free app in Italian or English that I would consider essential as it has audio for each room and many individual items (accessed by any headphone symbol you see) and text for all other permanent items (found by a T symbol). The... More 

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