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Museo Galileo, Florence

Categories: Science Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
View the preserved fingers of Galileo Galilei, or opt for the more traditional exhibits of telescopes, medical tools, globes, and other scientific instruments at Museo Galileo. Founded by the University of Florence in 1927, the museum covers more than 500 years of scientific technology, dating from Medici-ruled Florence to present day. Take a free guide tours, or pay a small fee for an in-depth, digital video guides. Use our Florence travel itinerary maker to add Museo Galileo and other attractions to your Florence vacation plans.
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  • many quirky things and instruments, can be done in a shorter time than the uffizi but definitely worth a visit, also for children and teenager who is starting to have physics in school.
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  • For lovers of myth Galileo and its discoveries. Of great interest for everyone. Art and technique well mix
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  • We found this a surprisingly interesting place to visit. In all honesty we weren't expecting all that much, but it turned out to be a very modern, well-organised and engaging place. If you're a bit ti...  read more »
  • Very fun museum and no line outside, not a lot of people inside either. Lots of historical and scientific instruments to see including a bit of art and science fused together. If you're a fan of physics/engineering or the history of science in Italy you'll love this! The signs here are in both English and Italian.
  • The museum shows many (many) scientific instruments. There is an informative museum app which replaces most of the descriptions. Sadly, at the time of my visit, the app had not all rooms included.
  • Very interesting museum, lots of cool facts and artifacts, not just Galileo-related. I really liked the huge globes add the instrument displays. There was also a exhibition on the basement about the museum's history and their troubles with flooding due to the river.
  • This museum is really worth a visit! Obviously there are a lot of other museums to visit in Florence but put this on the list. It really shows how early scientists experimented and discovered how electricity could be made and used, how telescopes and microscope improved, early chemistry and hydraulics experiments. The globe collection was fascinating.
  • One of the best scientific collections from the Renaissance - geography, medicine, astronomy, physics. The explanations were lacking for many objects, but there were enough audio video presentations to keep our interest. I recommend supplementing the learning experience with YouTube videos on the subjects left unexplained.
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