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Skip the Line: Galileo Museum Ticket

Florence, Italy
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From $17.97

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 to 2 hours (approx.)


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

What's Included

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Important note: you will be assigned an exact entrance time which will be the one you have to respect in order to make the visit. The time can be any time during the opening time and will be indicated on the voucher issued by the provider, within one business day from your booking request
  • School/class bookings need to be made directly with the museum
  • Access for visitors with disabilities: Visitors with reduced mobility can use the entrance in Lungarno Anna Maria de’ Medici, where they can call for assistance if required. The museum is entirely barrier-free.
  • PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time (any time) on the same date if requested time is sold out.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The use of the mask is mandatory for visitors and museum staff during the whole time spent inside the museum.
  • The museum has adopted a variety of rules in order to limit the possibility of contagions: - Limitation of entrances and exit - Social distancing in places like restourants, shops, and public places inside the museum - Use of signs to enforce the physical distance of at least 1 meter - Dispenser are available in several areas of the museums for hand sanitization - Daily cleaning of rooms, work stations and public places inside the museum are ensured - The staff at the museum could measure you body heat by the use of a thermometer
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      33 reviews
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      Don’t bother. Buy your tickets at the museum
      Catherine_G, Aug 2022
      The tickets were never sent via email like the app kept telling me to check and so we had to pay for entry at the front after 15 plus minutes of confusion. I found them after in the direct message with 0 notification from Viator or the ticket provider. I’m going to attempt to ask for a refund but this listing seemed pretty adamant about non refundable etc. There was also no line to skip so paying the extra €7 per ticket was unnecessary.
      Response from Host, Aug 2022
      hello, we're sorry you didn't find your tickets before you bought them back at the cashier. Tickets have been sent through VIATOR as usual and we are not in control of the notifications which are then sent to customers. We have not received any emails or phone calls about these tickets, which otherwise would have been sent back to you at the last minute.
      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.
      2 travelers found this review helpful
      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.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Very good museum with a lot of history...
      Vivian G, Jun 2018
      Very good museum with a lot of history inside, loved it
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      This is a nice museum, but I would...
      Ihab_M, 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...
      David_B, 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
      Sightseer19066058228, 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.
      1 traveler found this review helpful


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