Informations & Services


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.



The bookshop, situated at the ground floor 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.

Info tel. +39 055 2653155


Inside the museum, access is allowed for small dogs that must be carried or kept in a carrier for the entire duration of the visit, as well as guide dogs for the visually impaired and pets certified as therapeutic support animals, provided they are on a leash.

Baby changing table

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


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.

Two elevators and two wheelchair lifts assure access to the floors for wheelchairs (up to 325 kg).
If needed, a standard manual wheelchair is available for free.

All floors within Palazzo Castellani have handicapped accessible restrooms.

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.

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.

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

Guided Tours for Groups (up to 14 people)

The Galileo Museum offers the possibility of booking guided tours for small groups of up to 14 people. The tour lasts 60 minutes and costs € 65.00 per service, in addition to the museum admission fee.

The service is available by reservation only. The reservation has an additional cost of € 1.00 per ticket and must be made via email at

Tel. 0039 055 2989891 –
(Monday-Friday 9.00-14.00)

Guided Tours for Groups (starting from 15 people)

Access to the museum for groups, both school and non-school, consisting of at least 15 people, is subject to reservation.

Groups exceeding 30 people will be divided into subgroups.

These groups can book a guided tour of the museum collections, lasting 60 minutes, at a cost of €3.00 per person, in addition to the museum entrance fee.


The service is available by reservation only.

The reservation has an additional cost of € 1.00 per ticket and must be made via email at

Tel. 0039 055 2989891 –
(Monday-Friday 9.00-14.00)

Mini guides (PDF)

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:


Filming requests and photographic reproductions

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.

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

Regulations and fees

General Conditions for licensing

To start the procedure send the filled and signed request form via e-mail or fax.
Fax: 055 2653130



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