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Address: Via Stibbert, 26, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39 55 486049
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Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: A museum showcasing the eccentric and eclectic tastes of Frederick...
A museum showcasing the eccentric and eclectic tastes of Frederick Stibbert, a 19th century art collector.
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Off the beaten path but a must!

I had read about the museum and it was a bit far so we just grabbed a taxi which was only a few euros. The museum is incredible! This is a single mans collection of medieval arms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Smithtown, New York

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Smithtown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had read about the museum and it was a bit far so we just grabbed a taxi which was only a few euros. The museum is incredible! This is a single mans collection of medieval arms and armor. There was so much to see in this museum. We had a private tour because they don't get a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is an incredible collection of arms and armour - perhaps the biggest I've ever seen, even surpassing that of many war museums! It's also interesting to walk through the house and see the beautiful rooms. Unfortunately, you can only enter once per hour with a group, but it's not a guided tour - the person leading us told us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This museum is the private collection of one man - Frederick Stibbert. Housed in his villa is an enormous collection or Oriental artefacts, mostly Japanese arms and armour and a large collection of lacquer. The interesting thing was that the items he could not find or buy he would have made especially by skilled craftsmen. He had an English father... More 

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Utica, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

OK so it's not really my thing but if you like armor and knights, this will interest you. There's actually a great collection of such things at the Pitti & you can also see costume and jewelry and art there. But the Stibbert is a beautiful place that is quiet & peaceful and really into armor. I wouldn't say it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We walked to this museum from our apartment near the Duomo. A bit of a hike but so rewarding. We got to tour with two other couples. Had the place to ourselves on a Sunday afternoon. The displays of arm our, weapons, china all within a beautifully decorated home. We had never seen items displayed in such quantity and so... More 

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Sacramento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This museum is a 40 minute walk from the main tourist section of Florence. We did not make a reservation and arrived just when one of the tours (required by the museam) was starting. It is a small museum has an impressive collection of Armor seperated by time periods and by the part of the world it is from. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

i don't undrstand how this museum is not listed along with the must do list in florence, this museum is huge and full of armors, ancient weapons and beautiaful rooms. the entrance is with guide only (25 people max), the guide was very nice spoke english perefectly we where the only 2 people who spoke english so when the guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

And located in a beautiful villa surrounded by parklike grounds, just a 10 minute cab ride from the center of Florence. The largest private collection of arms and armor in the world, well worth a few hours, the 16 year old grandson was awed by it, and had a chance to put on some armor, what a bonus!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

I am usually not a fan of museums featuring the collections of individuals (Getty, Slim) but this collection was so eccentric and outrageous it was impossible not to be entertained. Not crowded was icing on the cake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

The large, well cared for garden attached to this beautiful mansion/ museum is by itself worth a visit. It is a 40 minute, pleasant walk from the Duomo and is in an area with other interesting gardens and mansions. A peaceful, beautiful spot to relax for a while during a hectic trip.

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Address: Via Stibbert, 26, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39 55 486049
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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