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Galileo Museum (Museo Galileo)
Galileo Museum (Museo Galileo)

Galileo Museum (Museo Galileo)

Free admission
Piazza dei Giudici, 1, Florence, 50122

The Basics

A giant sundial at the entrance hints at what you’ll find inside this state-of-the-art museum located just around the corner from the Uffizi Gallery. Collected by the Medici and Lorraine dynasties, the instruments offer a journey into the history of astronomy, mathematics, and other sciences, with a focus on the contributions of Galileo Galilei.

To skip the entry line, buy your ticket in advance. For deeper insight into the importance of the instruments on display, explore the museum with a guide. Or, join a Galileo-themed tour of Florence that includes a stop at the museum.

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Small-group Guided tour of Galileo's Museum
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Small-group Guided tour of Galileo's Museum
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$92.06 per adult
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Yay Galileo
Leonardo, our guide, was great! His knowledge and enthusiasm made the experience! He pointed out random items to draw our attention to…made for an amazing experience.
Sandra_O, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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Fantastic museum good guide
Dennis_N, May 2022
Small-group Guided tour of Galileo's Museum
Good guide who really knew his stuff. Great presentation skills. Fantastic museum if you like how things work.
star-5
Wonderful guide and tour
Yvonne_H, Apr 2022
Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour of Florence
Alessandro was the most wonderful guide. He really knows art, architecture and history, and his passion for it shows. We could not have found a more knowledgeable and professional guide anywhere- truly gifted and just incredible.
star-5
Great tour!
Bradley_H, Jul 2021
Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour of Florence
Our tour guide was amazing! I wish we could have had him on every tour extremely knowledgeable. I learned so much from him!
star-5
See the mind of a Genius
Jeff R, Oct 2019
Skip the Line: Galileo Museum Ticket
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.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Malcolm_B, Jul 2019
Small-group Guided tour of Galileo's Museum
Cristiano was an excellent Guide: knowledgeable and passionate about his subject, he had an excellent communication style which made what he was saying both interesting and enlightening. Thoroughly recommended.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Older kids especially enjoy the interactive section of the museum with hands-on models and exhibits.

  • The museum is accessible to wheelchairs.

  • Purchase science-themed books and souvenirs in the museum shop.

  • The museum doesn’t have a café, but you’ll find a variety of dining options in the immediate vicinity.

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How to Get There

Museo Galileo is located just behind the Uffizi Gallery on Piazza dei Giudici along the Arno River, an easy walk from the train station and Florence’s main sights.

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When to Get There

There’s really no bad time to visit. In summer, the museum can be a welcome break from the heat and crowds of other more famous attractions in Florence.

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The Museo Galileo Collection

The museum occupies two entire floors of the Palazzo Castellani—the first floor is home to the Medici Collection, and on the second you’ll find the Lorraine Dynasty Collection. Each room is organized around a theme, such as The Representation of the World.

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