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Florence: Museo Galileo Entry Ticket

1. Florence: Museo Galileo Entry Ticket

Pre-book your entry ticket to Museo Galileo in Florence to experience one of the world's major collections of scientific instruments, a testament of the importance that the Medici and Lorraine Grand Dukes attached to scientific and artistic research. To get started, simply show your confirmation voucher at the museum the day of your visit. Come prepared to immediately start exploring the extraordinary figure of Galileo Galilei and the museum’s collections. Across its 18 thematic rooms, admire the scientific instruments from the Medici Collections which were first displayed in the Stanzino delle Matematiche (Mathematics Room) in the Uffizi Gallery. Visit the 11 rooms located on the first floor that are dedicated to the Medici Collections: quadrants, astrolabes, meridians, dials, compasses, armillary spheres, and real works of art made by famous Tuscan and European artists. Marvel at the museum’s exhibits of Galileo’s original instruments, including thermometers, microscopes, and meteorological instruments. Head to the second floor, with its 10 rooms and displays of beautiful instruments, mostly belonging to the Lorraine family, used for mechanical, electrostatic, and pneumatic applications. Other sections are dedicated to mechanical clocks, sextants, octans, pharmaceutical and chemical apparatus, weights, and measures.

Florence: Museo Galileo Small Group Tour

2. Florence: Museo Galileo Small Group Tour

The Museo Galileo is one of the foremost international institutions dedicated to the history of science, combining a museum of scientific instruments and an institute dedicated to the research, documentation and dissemination of the history of science in the broadest sense. Join this 90-minute small group tour along with an official guide who will reveal all the secrets if this museum to you. Get to know some original scientific tools made by Galileo himself, such as the telescopes and lenses he used to discover Jupiter's moons. Once your guided tour is finished, you have the choice to remain in the museum as long as you like.

Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

3. Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

The tour starts in Piazza della Signoria and continues to the Science Museum or the Galileo Museum, dedicated to the famous scientist. The Museo Galileo is full of scientific tools of great importance. Admire the two famous telescopes, and the finger of the great physicist, which is perfectly preserved. Then continue to the Observatory Museum and the Natural History Museum, in a beautiful antique palace with a Forum dedicated to the genius scientist. Here we will find the captivating marble statue of Galileo. The museum is named after the word observatory that once meant the Torrino astronomical, where the stars were studied and which is still available to visit by appointment. You'll end by going to the Basilica of Santa Croce, otherwise known as the "Pantheon of Italian Glories" for the tombs of the most famous Italians, among whom is the monumental tomb of Galileo Galilei.

Florence: Private Astronomical Tour of the Museo Galileo

4. Florence: Private Astronomical Tour of the Museo Galileo

The Galileo Galilei Museum in Florence is the house of the Florentine mathematician and philosopher. Inside the museum, you can admire one of the richest scientific collections in the world, begun by Cosimo I de' Medici during the 16th century and continued by many of his successors, especially in 1657 when the scientific Academy of Assay was founded. Subsequently, this precious collection was also carried on by the Grand Duke Leopoldo from the family of Lorena. During the tour, you will learn all about the history of the mathematician and philosopher Galileo Galilei, who during the reign of Cosimo II de' Medici, exercised his functions at the court of the Grand Dukes of Florence. Inside the museum, there are numerous interesting objects, including the original telescope invented by Galileo and used for his astronomical and scientific studies. You will discover how time, space, and temperature were measured in those years, admiring antique clocks, globes maps, thermometers, and the original Nocturnal by Girolamo della Volpaia from 1568. Among the collection, it's also possible to see the original Santucci's Armillary Sphere from 1593. You will learn about optics and electrostatics and you will have fun discovering the games of the past, fun and interesting for both adults and children.

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What people are saying about Museo Galileo

Easy online purchase. My ticket wouldn't print so I showed my confirmation e-mail to the ticket office and they were helpful and allowed me access.

The museum worths the visit. My guide, Ricardo, was very kind and informative. The activity is highly recommended

Outstanding museum. More people should visit this place. I came to Florence three times before I found it.

excellent outstanding tour guide, very knowledgeable

guide took his time in explaining and was very patient in answering all questions Best tour guide we had

Great museum for the science, engineering person. It's really amazing.