Update: This museum has been renamed (and reopened after a major renovation) as the Museo Galileo on June 11, 2010.
The (former) Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence is one of the foremost international institutions in the history of science. Founded in 1927, the Museum is heir to a five century-long tradition of scientific collecting, which has its origins in the central importance assigned to scientists and scientific instruments by the Medici and Lorraine families.
The Institute has been continuously involved in research into topics connected with the history of science and technology as well as the history of scientific instruments, collections and museums.
Piazza dei Giudici, 1
50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 265 311
Official website: http://www.museogalileo.it