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Galileo Museum

Florence, Italy
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1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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The Galileo Museum, formerly known as the Institute and Museum for the History of Science, filled with scientific instruments that date back to the 13th century, including a telescope Galileo once used. Ancient barometers, globes, microscopes, quadrants, and more delight both science and history enthusiasts. There is also a giant sundial on the premises. Choose your time of entry to the Galileo Museum, and skip the lines when you arrive.
  • History and scientists appreciate the vast collection of instruments dating to the 1400s
  • Learn about Galileo and his contributions to the scientific study of the universe
  • Purchase your ticket in advance to avoid the lines at the museum
  • Choose an admission time to best suit your vacation schedule


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See the mind of a Genius
Jeff R
, Oct 2019
Really enjoyed the hands on experience and insight into the mind of Galileo. Amazing to also see the ingenuity, creativity, and intelligence of so many other notable minds. The focus on the heavens and understanding the stars is very intriguing. Enjoyed this immensely.
BE CAREFUL! When we booked, the tour...
Angie G
, Jun 2018
BE CAREFUL! When we booked, the tour information and then the voucher both clearly stated 10:30 pm. The museum isn't open at 10:30 pm. I tried calling the local contact number, but was not able to reach anybody. So we did not get to see the Galileo Museum and trying to contact Viator is not easy. I am quite disappointed that I was sold a tour for a time the location was not even open.
Very good museum with a lot of history...
Vivian G
, Jun 2018
Very good museum with a lot of history inside, loved it
This is a nice museum, but I would...
, May 2018
This is a nice museum, but I would classify it more as a science museum, not specifically Galileo. Being a fan of science, I enjoyed it very much. You don't need more than 1.5-2 hours.
The whole group really enjoyed the...
, Mar 2018
The whole group really enjoyed the museum. Anyone interested in science would have a great time. Many of the exhibits drew questions and started conversations between students and with teachers.
Très déçue
, Jun 2019
Le musée était très décevant. Nous avons payé beaucoup plus cher qu’il était et il n’y avait aucune file d’attente. Donc pas du tout une bonne valeur d’achat.

Product code: 14982P49

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