La Specola Museum
How to get there
From Ponte Vecchio walk towards Piazza Pitti, follow the street until Via Romana.
Latitude / Longitude: 43.76449, 11.24697
The Museum of La Specola is the most ancient scientific Museum in Florence, founded by GranDuke Pietro Leopoldo di Lorena and opened to the public in 1775. This Museum is part of the 6 Natural History Museums in Florence, here you can find exposed over 5000 stuffed animals and the greatest collection in the world of anatomical waxes made between 1770 and 1850.
It is a great place to visit with and for kids - especially during a rainy day in Florence.
Summer - Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30am - 5:30pm
closed 15th August)
Winter - Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30am - 4:30pm
(closed 25th December and 1st January)
Cristals Exhibition+La Specola Museum
Full ticket 10,00Euro Reduced 5,00Euro
Cristals Exhibition only
Full ticket 6,00Euro Reduced 3,00Euro
Reduced: from 6 to 14 years old and over 65 years old.
Free: under 6 years old, students of: Florence University and its Erasmus students, Florence Art Academy, disabled people and assistants, Licensed Guide Tours, professional journalists, teachers accompaining students.
Skeletons Room and Tower : visit only with guide and previous booking(total cost 30,00Euro and entrance fee)
No easy access for disabled people (no elevators)
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