We invite you to discover the new Galileo Museum, formerly Institute and Museum of the History of Science, dedicated to the science and the famous Pisan scientist Galileo Galilei. A museum that focuses on the importance that Galileo's legacy plays for their activities and for their culture, with a priceless heritage of instruments and experimental apparatus, and at the same time, an institute engaged in research and documentation, which makes available to scholars around the world the substantial resources of its rich library, accessible through the Internet too.
Museo Galileo - Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza
Piazza dei Giudici 1, 50122 Firenze
Opening hours: 9.30-18.00, Tuesdays 9.30-13.00
Closure days due to festivity: January 1st and 6th, Easter, May 1st, June 24th, August 15th, November 1st, December 8th, 25th and 26th.
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.
Visits for the visually impaired
A docent presents to the visually impaired visitors a selection of objects on display in the museum. It is possible to touch some of the original instruments and handle replicas to gain a full understanding of their context in the historic evolution of science. This experience, as well as the museum entrance, is free of charge and is available in Italian and English. Advanced reservations are requested.
Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1 day notice.
Reservations are limited to 30 persons maximum.
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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.
For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).
How to reach us
- By train
You should stop at Florence Central Station, Santa Maria Novella. The Museum can be reached on foot in about 20 minutes. On foot from Santa Maria Novella Station: Take via Panzani and walk, through via Cerretani, up to the Cathedral. When you are in front of it, take Via dei Calzaioli, the first street on the right, and walk up to Piazza della Signoria. Cross the yard of the Uffizi Gallery and, once you reach the Arno, turn left. The Museo Galileo faces the river, beside the Uffizi Gallery. Its main entrance is in Piazza dei Giudici.
- By car
Exit the A1 motorway at “Firenze Sud”. As the historic city centre of Florence is a "restricted traffic zone" we would advise you to leave your car in the parking lot near the Santa Maria Novella train station and to proceed by bus or on foot.
- By plane
- Landing at Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence
There is a shuttle service called VOLA IN BUS, which will take you up to the main station Santa Maria Novella, where you can either take a bus or walk to the museum. Otherwise you can reach us by taxi: the service from the airport to downtown costs about € 20.
- Landing at Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa
You should take either a train or a coach to Florence. They both stop directly at the airport and will take you to the Santa Maria Novella Station.
PricesIn order to know the price of tickets for a specific date, please select date, time, and number and kind of tickets and click on Check button on the order form
Reduced price: 7-18 years old, over 65 years old, groups from 15 people on, families of 2 adults and maximum 2 children under 18 years old
Reduced price #2: school groups (7-15 years old)
Free tickets for children under 6 years old