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Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science

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Address: Piazza dei Giudici 1, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 055 265 311
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Tue 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Great counter balance to the art museums. We were blown away by the inventiveness of Renaissance scientists like Galileo. It is humbling to see how advanced those instruments were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great counter balance to the art museums. We were blown away by the inventiveness of Renaissance scientists like Galileo. It is humbling to see how advanced those instruments were with the limited means at the time. Every room has some animations to show the principles, although I suspect they make more sense with an audio guide (we didn't have one).... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This museum had not only interactive machines but films that you could watch or you could just skim through it at your own pace.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Has a very interesting collection of globes. Also has videos playing in every room which help in better understanding the items on display. Some great collection of the Medicis, astronomical instruments. Also on the lower level there is an interactive section where you can operate the models to better understand the scientific phenomena. Entry is around 8-9 Euros. Allow a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nestling alongside the Uffizi is the small but absolutely fascinating museum with lots of interesting exhibits including scientific instuments and maps

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived with high expectations given the other reviews, but were actually a little disappointed with the lack of information given to make the exhibits accessible to children. First things first: this is not a museum about Galileo, as we expected, but a science museum with a section dedicated to Galileo's inventions. Secondly (spoiler alert!): it contains models of babies... More 

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Potterspury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum with my boyfriend while visiting Florence. The museum was definatly worth a visit. There was lots to look at and there were great short videos all the way round which were in both italian and English, which explained lots of information about objects in the museum.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to Florence several times but had never been here. I'm really glad I did. Very interesting. I especially liked Galileo's finger!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is treated as the ugly stepsister to its next door neighbor, the Uffizi, but tp my family of four (with two children ages 9 and 14), it was much more enjoyable. Don't let the name fool you, this is not just about Galileo (although many pieces highlight his genius). The museum also had amazing wax cadavers, a gorgeous... More 

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Ninove, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was one of our last days in Florence and we went at this museum. It was very interesting to see the tools for scientific research in the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The exhibits are well done and have explanations and illustrations that are very helpful. It isn't huge, but you can definitely spend some time if you are interested in science. Galileo's fingers are overrated - but everything else is really neat. The Firenze Card covers your admission, so go see the "major" attractions in Florence and let the Museo Galileo... More 

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Address: Piazza dei Giudici 1, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 055 265 311
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Uffizi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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