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Museo Galileo, Florence

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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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  • All in all, an enjoyable visit. Nice variation to all the art museums. Do take note that this is a "History of Science museum". Not a "Science museum". The exhibits are there for their historical valu...  more »
  • If you are interested in science well worth a look at the many interesting instruments especially if you have aFirenze card.  more »
  • I would strongly recommend this museum - not only for adults but those with kids (10 and above). We didn't go in expecting that much but spent over three hourse in what is a small museum. Its like a w...  more »
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  • Fascinating exhibits. Good explanations and educational videos (with English). We spent a good couple of hours looking around. At the end there are interactive exhibits that let you recreate some of Galileo's experiments and get a better understanding of scientific theories. If you are interested in science or history this is a must-see in Florence.
  • High recommended to inspire interest in science. Remember to download the free app for the audio and video guide. It is one of the best museum apps ever. The museum brings you thru a journey from the very basics of how human determine time as a form of measurements to how we achieve our world today. It is truly an amazing experience. It is no doubt an important history of humanity discovery in science and advancement. Must visit!
  • Would have to be the best museum I have been to! Great free app to read through information about all the pieces in the museum as you walk through. It was surreal to be able to see Galileos fingers (!!) And equipment! So much other fascinating science exhibits too, it's a real journey walking through it. There was a great interactive area at the start of the museum.
  • Don't write this off as a children's exhibit. This was one of the coolest museums we visited in our trip to Italy. Their selection of historical scientific and medical devices was unlike anything I've seen elsewhere. I recommend downloading their app which has more detailed explanations of many of their displays.
  • Loved this museum. Great for kids and adults alike. You can download a free app as the audio guide, and if you haven't brought your own ear buds, you can purchase one at the ticket office for just €0.50. This is much different from some of the other Florence museums where they charge you at least €3 to hire an audio guide.