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Stibbert Museum

Address: Via Stibbert, 26, 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 39 55 486049
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Ranked #102 of 325 Activities in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A museum showcasing the eccentric and eclectic tastes of Frederick Stibbert, a 19th century art...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A museum showcasing the eccentric and eclectic tastes of Frederick Stibbert, a 19th century art collector.

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New York City
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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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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

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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Tenafly, New Jersey
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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

An absolute treasure trove of exhibits housed in an attractive villa just outside central Florence. No crowds and no queues! Two of us were taken around by a girl who did not profess to be a guide (her brief was to ensure the safety of the exhibits) but was nonethless able to give us a lot of information in quite... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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