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Museo Galileo

Interactive Area. Galileo and the measurement of time

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Masterpieces of art and science, the scientific instruments of the Museo Galileo, collected over a span of three centuries by the Medici and Lorraine dynasties, constitute not only the finest collection of its kind in Italy, but one of the most important in the world. This unique collection illustrates the progressive perfecting of instruments for observation and measurement and of experimental apparatus. Thanks to the joint efforts of outstanding researchers and talented craftsmen, new scientific instruments played an important role in the remarkable progress of scientific knowledge in the 16th and 17th centuries. The exhibition halls of the renovated Museo Galileo lead the visitor on a fascinating voyage to discover the instruments, experiments and outstanding figures - first among them Galileo - that made a crucial contribution to the affirmation of modern science.

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