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Visitors with disabilities

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 can be loaned out during your visit for free.
All floors within Palazzo Castellani have handicapped accessible restrooms.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Museum.


Blind or Partially Sighted Visitors
A Braille guide book with tactile images and a guide book for the visually impaired can be borrowe free of charge at the ticket desk.
Museo Galileo also offers tactile tours for blind and partially sighted visitors: a museum operator introduces the objects on display and illustrates their role in the history of science. The tactile exploration of a selection of originals and replicas helps visually impaired visitors to better understand how the instruments are made and work.
Thanks to the museum’s collaborative efforts with the Italian Union of the Blind this service is free of charge and is available in either English or Italian. Advanced reservations are required through the booking office:
Tel. 055 2343723 fax 055 2478350
Monday through Friday 9.00-16.00


Deaf or hard of hearing visitors
An informative video about the collection in Italian Sign Language is available on the museum’s YouTube Channel.
Watch the video
The video was made as part of the WELCOME project, which is promoted by eight Florentine museums and has the aim of strengthening services in favor of museum visitors, with particular attention to the needs of disadvantaged people. The project is financially supported by Regione Toscana.