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The 240th anniversary of the Royal Museum of Physics and Natural History

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Museum of Natural History of Florence and Museo Galileo are direct heirs of the Royal Museum of Physics and Natural History, founded in 1775 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Lorraine in the Palazzo Torrigiani, via Romana, which presently hosts the Museum called "La Specola". In order to celebrate this important anniversary, both museums propose guided visits (in Italian) and animated talks conducted by educators in epoch costumes, as in a special voyage through time.

Museo “La Specola”: guided visits (in Italian) at 14.30 and 16.00
Via Romana 17, Firenze
Entrance full fee € 6,00, reduced fee € 3,00

Museo Galileo: guided visits (in Italian) at 14.30 and 16.00
Piazza dei Giudici 1, Firenze
Entrance full fee € 9,00, reduced fee € 5,50

Thanks to the promotional initiative between the Museo Galileo and the Museum "La Specola", purchasing a full fee ticket in any of these museums, visitors can access the other with a reduced fee ticket.

Reservations suggested: 055 2756444; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A special thanks to the Rubelli Company for their kind permission to use their costumes.


The joint celebrations of both museums include another important event, still taking place in the month of February: Galileo's birthday.

Both occasions aim at making the scientific heritage of Florence known to citizens and tourists: a heritage consisting of beautiful scientific collections, which are as precious as art collections.