Galileo Museum

The Museo Galileo in Florence (or Museo di Storia della Scienza) is one of the most famous museums of the history of science in the world. The exhibition presents over a thousand instruments of great scientific importance.

The different rooms are dedicated to astronomy and the measurement of time, precision instruments, the science of war, the representation of the world in antiquity, chemistry.

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Among the most important objects of the museum are certainly the two telescopes and the objective lens of Galileo’s telescope (thanks to which he saw the famous satellites of Jupiter) and the first mercury barometer, invented in 1634.

In the museum there is also, as a relic, the middle finger of Galileo, stolen from the scientific body in 1737.

Useful information Museo Galileo in Florence.

The Museo Galileo in Florence is open every day of the year except 1 January and 25 December.

Where is the Galileo Museum in Florence

The Galileo Museum of Florence is located in Piazza dei Giudici, near the Uffizi Gallery, in the Palazzo Castellani.