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Museo Galileo is a museum in Florence where visitors can learn about the history of science. Housed in Palazzo Castellani, the museum boasts a great collection of scientific instruments from the Medici Collection dating back to the 15th century. The permanent exhibition is devoted to Galileo, even Galileo's middle finger is on display here.

Alternative name:

en Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science

Museo Galileo
Piazza dei Giudici 1
50122 Florence

Museum type(s)

Science & Technology History & Anthropology



Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 09:30 am – 06:00 pm
Tuesday 09:30 am – 01:00 pm
Wednesday 09:30 am – 06:00 pm
Thursday 09:30 am – 06:00 pm
Friday 09:30 am – 06:00 pm
Saturday 09:30 am – 06:00 pm
Sunday 09:30 am – 06:00 pm


Closing days: January 1st and December 25th

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0 - 5 Free
6 - 18 €6.00
Normal rate €10.00
Student of Tuscany card €6.00
Family €24.00


Groups (minimum 15 people): € 6.00
School groups (6-15 years): € 5.00

Family ticket is valid for 2 adults + max 2 children up to 18 years.

More admission


  • Wheelchair accessible


Piazza dei Giudici 1, Florence, Italy


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