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Opening: Tuesday through Friday will be possible to take part in free guided visits at the following times: 11.00 , 15.00 e 16.30 . Advance reservation required: + tel. 055 265311

           

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MUSEUM – PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Should I book the entrance in advance? For individual visitors it is not necessary. Reservation is mandatory for groups and school groups of minimum 15 people, and for those who wish to participate in one of our guided visits or workshops.

How long should I plan for my visit to the Museum? An average visit lasts about 1-2 hours.

Which is the best period to visit the museum? In March and April the halls are crowded with school groups, while in the summer months we have a large number of tourists visiting our collections. For a more comfortable experience, we suggest you to plan your visit in Autumn or Winter (National Holidays excluded).

Is the museum suitable for children? The Museo Galileo is a museum of the history of science and not a science center. It focuses on the history of science and the historical approach to the collections is the dominant one. We suggest families with children to book one of our guided visits or educational workshops, which can be tailored to any age. More info at Museum activities for the general public . If you visit the museum by yourself, children under 7-8 might find it difficult to understand.

Does the museum offer guided tours? Yes, of course! You can find educational programs for schools at Museum activities for schools , while you can have an overview of the events we offer to young people, adults, families with children and special publics at Museum activities for the general public .

Does the Museum offer birthday parties? We are sorry, but at the moment we do not have rooms available for birthday parties.

What resources are available to help me plan my visit to the Museum? The Museo Galileo web site has plenty of contents, in-depth information and tools to prepare the visit. You can browse the Permanent Exhibition , or download the mini-guides , available in several languages . Moreover, we remind you of the Museo Galileo App , which is available for smartphone and tablet for free . To teachers: we recommend the online didactics pages of our website .

Which is the nearest car park? The Museo Galileo is located in the Restricted Traffic Area (ZTL-Zona a Traffico Limitato, in Italian), Sector A, whose access is controlled by Electronic Access Points. The nearest car park is Parcheggio Sant’Ambrogio (Piazza Annigoni, 9). A real-time monitoring on the availability of parking slots is to be found through the Firenze Parcheggi web site.

Is there a lunch area inside the museum? No, in the museum there is no café nor lunch area, but the ticket is valid all day long and in the nearby area you’ll find many restaurants and bars.

MUSEO - TICKETING

Can I buy tickets on line? Yes, using our online ticket office . Online and phone reservations are subject to a service fee of 1,00€ per ticket. The Museo Galileo does not sell its tickets through the web, nor has it any official website to suggest. Please note that there is usually no more than 5 minute wait at our ticket office, so the (high) extra service fee you could be charged for when buying on line is not worthwhile for our museum.   -->

Can I purchase admission tickets for a different day? No, the Museo Galileo’s ticket is valid only on the day of issue.

Are there discounted fees? Of course! Find out our fees, promotions and free admissions at Information

Is it possible to buy gift tickets to the museum? It is not possible, at the moment, to buy tickets in advance. We are working on making it possible in the near future.

Is the museum free every first Sunday of the month? The “Domenica al Museo” is promoted by state-owned Museums, while the “Domenica metropolitana” applies to Florentine Civic Museums. The Museo Galileo is a private institution, so it does not adhere to those initiatives. Find out which special promotions are currently available at Information .

Filming requests and photographic reproductions

For filming requests and photographic reproductions please read our regulations and fees .

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Visitors are allowed to take photographs – without using a flash, tripod or selfie stick - within the museum halls. Photos and videos made by visitors inside the museum can be used solely for personal and non-commercial uses.

Authorization is necessary for commercial filming and photography and for the reproduction of photographic material belonging to the Museo Galileo. Requests must be submitted using the appropriate forms.

Requests for printed works and manuscripts must be sent to the reproduction service of the Library.

General Conditions for licensing

Regulations for the Request and Use of Images from Museo Galileo’s Photographic Archives

  • Authorization is subject to evaluation of the requested use of the images, advanced payment for the rights of reproduction and for all of the expenses inquired by Museo Galileo to create the requested images.
  • Permission for the reproduction is dependent upon the full acceptance of the following conditions and can be revoked at anytime in the event that these conditions are not met or respected.
  • Any unauthorized use of or infraction with regards to the written acts will be considered to be unlawful.
  • Public institutions or reproduction for activities related to a scientific nature that are non-profit in nature may request that the fees be waived. Required fees may also be exempt from private parties that use the images for the sole purpose of academic studies that are of a non-profit nature.
  • Payment should be made in Euro and paid in advanced by bank transfer (bonifico bancario) or by PayPal. Permission will only be granted after the fees have been paid in full.
  • The authorization is only valid for one edition and is exclusively reserved for the object requested, every reprint, future editions or re-elaborations of the material requires a new request and a new authorization.
  • All material and relative rights are exclusive property of Museo Galileo. The permission granted never allows for the transfer of materials or rights or exclusions with regards to the written act of authorization.
  • The images furnished should not be utilized for the scope of public advertising or marketing of promotional material (posters, fliers or similar items) without the expressive authorization of Museo Galileo.
  • During the reproduction process the image cannot be modified or altered without the expressive authorization of Museo Galileo. If even a small part of the image is utilized this should also be identified and cleared by the museum.
  • Authorization to publish an image is not transferable to third parties unless special permission has been granted by Museo Galileo in advance.
  • At least one copy of the publication (either in written, paper form or digital format) for which the material was requested and authorized for should be sent to Museo Galileo’s Library.
  • All copyrights and sources of the images must be properly cited.

Fees for the Use of Images from Museo Galileo’s Photographic Archives

These fees are exempt from the IVA tax (art. 10 DPR 633/72 punto 22)

Shipping fees are not included in the above fees. There is an additional 10 Euro fee for all requests made from abroad to cover the extra bank fees.

Reuse of Images: Reprinting the publication with or without modifications require a new authorization, however, they also qualify for a reduction of 40% of the normal publishing fees. Use of an image in a poster or exhibition that has already been used for other purposes requires special authorization but also qualifies for a 50% reduction of the normal publishing fees.

Regulations and Procedures for the Requesting to Film within Museo Galileo in Florence and the Conditions to be Followed

  • The date and estimated time of the filming must be scheduled with the Supervisor of Museo Galileo’s photographic laboratory at least 3 weeks in advance from the requested date.
  • Any filming must be done exclusively Tuesday afternoons between 14.00 and 17.30 when Museo Galileo is closed to the general public.
  • Film can only be taken of the instruments and rooms that were indicated on the request form.
  • All lighting necessary for filming the instruments must be kept at a safe distance away from the instruments. This distance will be established by the museum’s staff that the Museum’s Management will have available to assist the film crew.
  • Before any filming takes place a guarantee deposit of 1000,00 Euro is required. This deposit sum will be reimbursed at the end of the filming only after the overtime expenses of the museum’s staff is calculated at the rate of 150,00 Euro per hour starting at 14.00. This rate already includes the IVA tax).
  • There is a 100 Euro flat fee that will cover all cleaning costs and utilities consumed during the filming.
  • Museo Galileo can grant the authorization to use the film taken that has the exclusive subject of the exhibition rooms and those instruments displayed there. If during the filming any visitors and or surveillance personnel from the Museum appear in the filming then these scenes cannot be utilized without written consent of those interested parties.
  • The permission is not limited to either the territorial and/or time period but refers exclusively to the use of the film taken per the specifications in the request. In the case that the Requesting party or others authorized by the Requesting party intend to reuse all or part of the film for other reasons, new authorization must be formally requested and Museo Galileo’s Management reserves the right to refuse authorization.
  • The name of Museo Galileo should be clearly cited in the film credits.
  • A copy of the actual film taken in this Institution should be deposited at Museo Galileo’s Library.
  • In the event that the arranged time schedule needs to be postponed or cancelled by the Requesting party, this information needs to communicated to the Museum’s referring parties as soon as possible and in the event that any expenses have already been incurred by the Museum to pay for overtime of personnel, these expenses will be deducted from the deposit.
  • The Requesting party will be held responsible for any damage caused during the filming. All repair fees will be deducted from the deposit. A special insurance coverage is also requested for each filming session.

Fees for Filming

Television filming fees are 150,00 € per hour (IVA tax included) + 100,00 € flat fee.

App and printable Mini-Guides

Museo galileo app.

Free guide to Museo Galileo for smartphones and tablets

Use the app to explore the entire Museo Galileo collection on your own device.

  • Descriptions of all objects on display
  • Over 4 hours of videos showing how scientific instruments work and explaining the historical context in which they were designed and used.
  • 1.5 hours of audio commentaries.
  • 700 “in depth” pages of biographies and definitions of technical terms.
  • Texts in Italian and in English

The app highlights a selection of about 80 instruments of special interest, but you can view the complete collection at any time.

To listen to the audio content you will need earbuds, on sale at the ticket office for €0.50. However, earbuds are not needed to view the text pages.

The app requires an Internet connection. Free WiFi is available in the Museum.

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Mini-Guides

In order to prepare for your visit, you can download the PDF mini guide containing a short introduction to the 18 halls of the Museo Galileo.

The Museo Galileo's mini guide is available in the following languages:

Accessibility and facilities

Accessibility.

All visitors with disabilities and one companion are granted free entrance to the Museo Galileo.

The disabled visitor will be charged the cost of the guided tour or workshop, if applicable.

The museum is completely accessible to visitors with limited motor skills. There is a wheelchair ramp entrance along Lungarno Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici number 2. You will need to request assistance to our staff via an intercom system.

Until May 27th, due to emergency maintenance, accessibility to museum rooms will be reduced for people with mobility impairments.All floors within Palazzo Castellani have handicapped accessible restrooms.

Access is permitted to small dogs, that have to be held in one's arms or carried inside a bag or pet carrier. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome, provided that they are kept on a leash.

The Museo Galileo offers the possibility to organize activities for public with specific needs .

Visitors can safely store their bags and belongings in the free lockers available at the museum entrance. Two big storage boxes, with padlocks, located on the ground floor near the ticket office can be utilized for student backpacks and bulky bags.

Baby changing table

A baby changing table is available in one of the toilets on the second floor.

The bookshop, situated at the ground floor, is run by ATI Giunti. It offers visitors a selection of both Italian and international publications including catalogues, guide, books dealing with the history of science, as well as children literature.

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Tel: +39 055 265 311 Fax: +39 055 265 3130  Automated information system (working 24/7): +39 055 293 493

  • Children under 6
  • Teachers accompanying their school group (max 2 per group)
  • Tour leaders accompanying their group (max 2 per group)
  • Visitors with disabilities and their accompanying person (max 1 for each disabled visitor)
  • Tour guides with a valid license issued by the competent authority
  • Tour escorts with a valid license issued by the competent authority
  • Teachers holding the Edumuseicard issued by the Regione Toscana
  • Teachers who have already booked a group visit, by showing their booking confirmation receipt
  • Journalists of the European Union holding a valid certificate for the current year
  • ICOM (International Council of Museums) cardholders
  • ANMS (Associazione Nazionale Musei Scientifici) members

Information

Piazza dei Giudici 1 - 50122 Florence, ITALY

Opening times

Due to the "orange zone" restrictions, Museo Galileo will stay closed until further notice.

Starting from February 2, Tuesday through Friday  will be possible to take part in free guided visits at the following times: 11.00 , 15.00 e 16.30 . The visits will be held in Italian.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Museum and the Library will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Advance reservation required: + tel. 055 265311 (Monday-Friday, 9.00-17.00)

The estimated waiting time for the ticket office does not exceed 5/10 minutes. We have no priority access.

Access will be limited; free reservations are recommended at 0039 055 265311.

Tickets are sold up to 30 minutes before closing time. The bookshop closes 15 minutes before museum closing time. The interactive area will remain closed until further notice.

Tickets are sold up to 30 minutes before closing time.

Extraordinary measures to access the museum safely

Attention! From January 10, 2022, according to D.L. 221/2021, visitors will have to show a COVID-19 certification (Super Green pass) to access the museum. Click here for info: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en

To guarantee a safe visit, the museum provides visitors with sanitizing gel at the main entrance, at each floor and next to the toilets. The ticket office is equipped with a plexiglass shield and access is allowed solely to people wearing facemasks (FFP2 preferably). Visitors' temperature will be taken at the entrance, people with body temperatures above 37.5 degrees are prohibited from entering. The circulation in the museum halls is controlled, with separate flows of entrance and exit, and with signs to safely access the museum halls. Lifts must be reserved for people with disabilities or mobility issues, one person at a time and with one accompanying person in case of people with disabilities.

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Closing days

January 1st and December 25th.

Entrance fees

Online and phone reservations are subject to a service fee of 1,00€ per ticket.

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Guided visits

Museo Galileo offers thematic visits or workshops also to private groups consisting of less than 15 people. The activities last 90 minutes. Cost for the activity is a flat rate of 65 Euro plus applied museum entrance fees. Advanced reservations are required.

Museo Galileo offers the opportunity to reserve private guided tours of its collections for small groups of maximum 15 people. The visit lasts 60 minutes and costs a flat rate of 65,00 € plus applied museum entrance fees. Advanced reservations are required and have a cost of 1,00 € per ticket.

 Groups

Reservations are required for groups of 15 persons and more. There is no booking fee and the reservation is considered valid only after receiving a confirmation. Groups greater than 30 people will be divided into two separate groups.

Groups can access the museum upon reservation, that has a cost of 1,00€ per ticket. To guarantee social distancing within the museum halls, bigger groups will be split in smaller groups.

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5 stars 4 stars 3 stars 2 stars 1 star 0.00/5 - (0 Votes) Ambra Local tour guide "For a truly immersive experience at the Museo Galileo in Florence, make sure to join the lesser-known guided tours offered in the late afternoon; they often have fewer visitors, allowing for a more intimate exploration of the history of science. Another local secret is to check the museum's event calendar before your visit, as they occasionally host special workshops and lectures that delve deeper into Galileo's work and the intriguing world of Renaissance innovation."

What is Museo Galileo?

Museo Galileo, nestled in the heart of Florence, is a treasure trove dedicated to the history of science, particularly emphasizing the contributions of Galileo Galilei, the illustrious astronomer, physicist, and engineer who is often hailed as the father of observational astronomy and modern physics. This museum is not your typical gallery of art; it’s a fascinating chronicle of scientific discoveries and instruments that have shaped our understanding of the world. As someone who cherishes Florence's scientific heritage as much as its renowned art, I can assure you that this museum offers a unique window into the genius minds that have passed through these storied halls.

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History of Museo Galileo

The Museo Galileo is steeped in history dating back to the early 1920s when it was established as the Institute and Museum of the History of Science. The museum's origins can be traced to the merging of various antique scientific instrument collections, notably those of the Medici and Lorraine families, with a commitment to preserving and showcasing the rich scientific tradition of Tuscany. Over the years, the museum has undergone several transformations, including a significant renovation in 2010 when it was rebranded with its current name to honor Galileo Galilei more emphatically.

Unbeknownst to many, the location of the museum itself, adjacent to the River Arno and near the Uffizi Gallery, has a layer of historical significance. This area was heavily influenced by the Medici family, who were known not only for their patronage of the arts but also for their passion for science. Their legacy is imbued in the walls of the Museo Galileo, where both rarities and wonders of scientific advancement are at your fingertips.

Why is Museo Galileo Important?

Museo Galileo holds an invaluable place in the scientific and cultural landscape of Florence for good reason. It’s not just a repository of instruments; it's a chronicle of human curiosity, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge. The museum bears witness to the era when Florence was the cradle of scientific thought, attracting intellectuals from all over Europe. The connection between scientific thought and the broader Renaissance movement, which Florence was central to, is palpable within these walls.

The importance of Museo Galileo is also embodied in its role as an educational resource. It helps to enlighten visitors about the historical development of scientific principles and the practical application of scientific instruments. Galileo's own contributions, including his improvements to the telescope and his bold support of the Copernican system, are celebrated extensively. This makes the museum an essential pilgrimage site for anyone interested in the evolution of science and the powerful narratives that shaped our contemporary understanding of the universe.

Things to Do & See at Museo Galileo

When you visit Museo Galileo, prepared to be immersed in a world of scientific wonder. Begin your journey with Galileo's own instruments—the geometric and military compass, the sector, and the only two surviving telescopes made by his hand. These are the devices that allowed him to gaze upon the heavens and redraw the map of the cosmos. It's a surreal experience to stand so close to objects that literally changed the way we see the universe.

Next, marvel at the extraordinary collection of globes, which not only reveal knowledge of the earth and the skies but are also artworks in their own right. The museum also hosts a variety of special exhibitions, focusing on different facets of scientific history and achievements. These dynamic displays offer a deeper dive into specific topics, guaranteeing that no two visits are the same. Don't miss the chance to see the Medici Collection, showcasing instruments of the Medici family that were as much a statement of power and intellect as they were tools for exploration and study.

Moreover, to truly appreciate the depth of the museum, consider taking part in a guided tour or workshop. The knowledgeable guides share stories and insights that breathe life into the exhibits, creating a narrative that connects past accomplishments to the present day—stories that you probably won't find in guidebooks. And before you leave, ensure you've seen the library, a repository of rare books and manuscripts that offers a quietly profound insight into the historical continuity of scientific endeavor.

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Frequently asked questions.

The Museo Galileo is a museum in Florence, Italy, dedicated to the history of science, showcasing a vast collection of scientific instruments and inventions, particularly those related to Galileo Galilei.

The Museo Galileo is located in the heart of Florence, near the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Vecchio, on the Piazza dei Giudici.

Visitors to the Museo Galileo can expect to see an impressive array of historical scientific instruments, including telescopes, astrolabes, and other tools that demonstrate the advancement of science from the Renaissance to the modern age.

Yes, the Museo Galileo houses many notable exhibits, such as Galileo’s own telescopes, his finger, and the lens he used to discover the moons of Jupiter, along with various other instruments and globes from the Medici Collections.

Tickets for the Museo Galileo can be purchased on-site at the museum's ticket office or online through the museum's official website, allowing visitors to choose the option that best suits their plans.

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Take a virtual tour of the museo galileo in florence, italy, the museum holds one of the world's major collections of scientific instruments..

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  • Entrance to the Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy. Jennifer Ouellette
  • "And yet it moves": Galileo's index and middle fingers, lovingly preserved. Sean Carroll
  • A closer look at Galileo's middle finger. Sean Carroll
  • Collection of early telescopes. Sean Carroll
  • A large armillary sphere (1588-1593) built for Ferdinand I de' Medici. Jennifer Ouellette
  • A close-up of the armillary sphere. Sean Carroll
  • A 16th century astrolabe used by Galileo for astronomical calculations. Jennifer Ouellette
  • A circle-dividing engine (1762) used to mark scale divisions on arcs of circles while making astronomy or nautical instruments. Sean Carroll
  • An apparatus for experiments with elastic and inelastic collisions from the mid to late 18th century. Sean Carroll
  • A 20th century replica of the 14th century bas relief from Giotto's bell tower. Sean Carroll
  • The Writing Hand (1764), a clockwork mechanism that moves a hand, dipping a pen in the inkstand to write phrases. Sean Carroll
  • An 18th century chemistry cabinet that belonged to Grand Duke Peter Leopold, who did chemistry experiments as a hobby. Sean Carroll
  • Tabula Affinitatum (circa 1766), a table of the chemical affinities between substances. Sean Carroll
  • Wise words from 19th century physicist James Clerk Maxwell. Sean Carroll

Visitors to Florence, Italy, invariably line up in droves to tour the world-famous Cathedral of St. Mary of the Flower, most notable for its soaring dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the early 15th century. The lines frequently snake around the block, even in sweltering summer heat. For those who find the lines a bit too daunting, Florence is also home to another priceless gem: the Museo Galileo , housed in the 11th century Palazzo Castellani along the River Arno.

As the name implies, the museum is dedicated to Galileo Galilei, but the vast collection features all manner of historical scientific instruments and experimental apparatus from the Medici Collection, as well as later artifacts donated by the Lorraine dynasty . Many of them are so expertly made, they qualify as genuine works of art.

The first floor displays all the Galileo artifacts; most notable are two telescopes and a framed objective lens from the telescope through which he first observed the moons of Jupiter. There are also lots of smaller instruments—thermometers, sextants, astrolabes—and plenty of globes, as well as an enormous armillary sphere, designed and built by the Italian astronomer Antonio Santucci .

Among the more fascinating, albeit morbid, artifacts are two of Galileo's fingers, removed from his corpse (along with a tooth and vertebra) by Galileo fans sometime in the 18th century. The two fingers were rediscovered when they turned up at an auction in 2009 . Legend has it that after Galileo was forced to recant his views regarding the Copernican system, he defiantly muttered, " E pur si muove "  ("And yet it moves"). The story is probably apocryphal, but the phrase pairs nicely with the display of the scientist's middle finger.

Further Reading

The Lorraine Collection is housed on the second floor, with a wide array of instruments and apparatus showcasing the explosion of research into electricity, electromagnetism, and chemistry. Here, one can find beautifully constructed machines illustrating various fundamental physics principles. For example, there is a model of a device known as an Archimedes screw . The concept dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was used to move low-lying water into irrigation ditches. Today the device is used in chocolate fountains, among other applications.

One of my personal favorite items is a so-called Brachistochronous fall from the mid to late18th century, because it illustrates a knotty mathematical conundrum. Assuming two fixed points, one higher than the other, what shape would a curved path between those points have to be for a rolling ball to reach the lower point the fastest? The solution is a cycloid, which is the curve created by a rolling wheel in a circle. Turn that path upside down and you will get the path of fastest descent. The model on display in the Museo Galileo allows one to test this result by building two tracks: one shaped like a cycloid, the other shaped like the arc of a circle, for comparison. If you roll two balls down each track simultaneously, the one on the cycloid path will reach the bottom first, regardless of where one starts the ball along this curved path.

There is so much to savor in the Museo Galileo collection: a model of a Gravesande column (an intricate pulley system to lift a weight six times greater than the effort applied); a lens-grinding lathe; and several large machines designed for experiments with electricity. There are also several wax models of a baby in the womb in various positions, the better to train doctors to deal with birthing complications, and an elaborate chemistry cabinet that belonged to Grand Duke Peter Leopold . These galleries should give you a taste of what's on offer, until it's once again safe to travel to Florence to see the exhibits firsthand.

  • Collection of larger telescopes. Sean Carroll
  • A quadrant (1667) built by Carlo Renaldini, used for astronomical observations and measurements. Jennifer Ouellette
  • Collection of vintage microscopes. Jennifer Ouellette
  • Boxes of mathematical instruments (calipers, compasses, rulers, quadrants, protractors, astrolabes, etc.) for surveying purposes, from the late 18th to early 19th century. Jennifer Ouellette
  • A Brachistochronous fall from the mid to late 18th century. Jennifer Ouellette
  • A model of a weight lifting device known as an Archimedean screw, mid to late 18th century. Jennifer Ouellette
  • A Gravesande column apparatus, late 18th century. Jennifer Ouellette
  • A 19th-century globe for experiments with bladders in a vacuum (top), and a small single-barrel air pump (bottom) from the late 18th century. Jennifer Ouellette
  • A lens-grinding lathe from the mid to late 18th century. Jennifer Ouellette
  • A Winter plate electrical machine, the largest of its kind still in existence, mid to late 19th century. Jennifer Ouellette
  • An early 19th-century frictional electrical machine with glass disk rubbed by four leather cushions. Jennifer Ouellette
  • A modification of a Carre electrical machine combining friction and induction, circa 1890. Jennifer Ouellette
  • A portable pharmacy, late 18th to early 19th century. Jennifer Ouellette
  • The man himself: a bust of Galileo by Carlo Marcellini, 1674-1677. Sean Carroll

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The Museo Galileo is one of the foremost international institutions in the History of Science, combining a noted museum of scientific instruments and an institute dedicated to the research, documentation and dissemination of the history of science in the broadest senses. The museum, the specialized library, the archives, the multimedia, photographic and restoration laboratories provide an integrated whole in the service of disseminating scientific culture, capitalizing on Italy's technical/scientific heritage, while continuously updating research in the history of science and technology.

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The instrument collections of the Museo Galileo in Florence are among the most important in the world. These collections preserve an eloquent testimony to the promotion of scientific research carried out, first, by the members of the Medici dynasty, then by the Grand Dukes of Lorraine.

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Hundreds of historic pieces are on display, coming from the Bonn Arithmeum, the Hessen Kassel Heritage, the Rocca Collection in Bonn, the Delalande Collection in Paris, the Fondazione Pisa, and the Museo Galileo itself, on view alongside both original and facsimile volumes and reconstructions of proportional compasses, including several conceived by Leonardo da Vinci.

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8 March - 8 June 2024

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Sala Dante Florence, Via Magliabechi 2

Curators: Natacha Fabbri, Caterina Guiducci, Simona Mammana

WOMEN OF THE SKY

March 30 - June 23 2024

Arlington Museum of Art Arlington, Texas, USA

Curator: Giovanni Di Pasquale (deputy scientific director, Museo Galileo)

POMPEII

Galilée et la navigation satellitaire

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Progetto “Diagnose”

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Storia della Terra

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Museo Galileo joins the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information

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L’ombra del filosofo

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