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Stibbert Museum

Via Stibbert, 26, 50122 Florence, Italy
39 55 486049
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Ranked #31 of 221 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Theaters, Museums
Description: A museum showcasing the eccentric and eclectic tastes of Frederick Stibbert, a 19th century art collector.
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Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were accompanied by a delightful security person who spoke pretty good English. She emphasised she is not a guide, but she told us great facts of interest in each room. The extent, quality and diversity of displays was amazing. Whilst I am not captured by guns and swords, the displays of fully dressed soldiers in ethnic styles, the amazing... More

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What a delight the Stibbert museum and home turned out to be. It is a little off the beaten path from the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo, but worth a 15 minute bus ride and 10 minute walk up the hill!! The museum is in the former home of the Stibbert family and houses an impressive collection of European and... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The curator/guide was away so a security guard who spoke little English took us round. The place and collection are amazing. All I could think of was how much this Frederick Stibbert liked "shopping". Of course, with man, it is called "collecting", not "shopping". It is interesting to note that the money behind all this came from India via the... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Gorgeous mansion and collection of art as well as the main feature of armory incredible and exciting for children and teens to see the fully armored cavalry, swords etc. beautiful peacefully garden and cafe. Guided tour on the hour so arrive before the hour to insure you have a spot as 25 people max. We took bus 4 from Santa... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This museum is very interesting... Also for children - Who are fascinated by all the armour etc! They can even try on a helmet and a few other items!! Only possible to do a one hour tour with guide which is sufficient! Afterwards take time to relax in the beautiful gardens!

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Lakewood, WA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Stibbert has the feel of an "amateur hour" museum though everyone clearly has a good heart. I mostly ranked this experience average because of the complete lack of interpretation, at least for anyone who doesn't speak Italian. I'm not sure what others have experienced, because there are references to a guided tour, but what we experienced was 50 minutes... More

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5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Forget the tourist crowds in Florence. Catch the #4 bus across from the station to Gioia and a short walk to the Stibbert museum. It has 25,000 exhibits from armour to fine china and paintings in the most beautiful setting. We were the only two on a guided tour lasting nearly two hours. It was one of the most amazing... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Beautiful, large, overwhelming and very COLD. No heating, wear your winter coats, scarfs and warm socks. I had to stay with a tour, just 3 of us and the guide. The tour took about 90 minutes, I would have condensed it to 60 minutes if I could. Fave collections are the samurai section, cavalcade room, and first 1-2 rooms of... More

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Rockville Centre, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I took advantage of national family day taking my 5 year old to this beautiful ViLLA STIBBERT on the outskirts of Florence city. What a beautiful fall day, first taking a long walk in the gardens around the villa, then admiring the villa on the outside absolutely amazing. we then had our tour inside the villa and I couldn't believe... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

It's hard to imagine how one single person can make such an impressive collection. If you are interested in 15th century arms, you will get your share here. There are rooms filled with very interesting items. In particular a room with 14 horses with their knights on top. Really impressive. The thing is... you cannot wander through this museum taking... More

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