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University of Florence Natural History Museum

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Address: Via Giorgio La Pira, 4, 50121 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 275 6444
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Description: The Museum of Natural History, University of Florence, was founded in 1775...
The Museum of Natural History, University of Florence, was founded in 1775 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold, although the Botanical Garden dates back to 1545. With its 8 million specimens, it is the most important naturalistic museum in Italy and one of the greatest in the world.
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A museum out of the last century, fascinating

Keep walking past the Pitti Palace and about 200 years down the road on your left you will find an unimposing entrance that barely advertises itself. The museum is upstairs and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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180 reviews 180 reviews
120 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Keep walking past the Pitti Palace and about 200 years down the road on your left you will find an unimposing entrance that barely advertises itself. The museum is upstairs and you might be forgiven for thinking you are going into a private residence. It opens a little later than some of the other museums and is closed on Mondays... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Amazing collections of Minerals of different sizes and colors, the mamooth skeleton, plant & animal pre-historic fossils plus the Florence Botanical garden (orto botanico) which established in 1545. Recommended!

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

The mueseums are spread around the city..not really worth the time.go eat something instead..if you dont speak italian it can be uninteresting as not everything is described in another language

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We were walking past this museum (you could easily miss it) when some Italian ladies recommended the Giazotto Crystal exhibition to us. Being a bit of a nerd for things like that, we took their advice, and we were not disappointed! Entry to the exhibit was very cheap, less than 5E each, and the collection was incredible! We walked into... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

You may not like stuffed animals. Don't go. Or dissected human bodies, flayed open to see all the parts. Don't go. But what an amazing collection. I finally saw my first duck-billed platypus. And a Galapagos penguin. And, oh, the things I learned about the human body.

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