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Museum of Natural History

The most important natural history museum in Italy belongs to the University of Florence. It is also one of the oldest and most renowned museums at an international level.

The Museum of Natural History, was founded in 1775 by the Grand Duke Peter Leopold. The Botanical Garden section of the Museum, however, is even older, dating back to 1545.

Consisting of nine sections scattered over the historic centre of Florence and beyond, the Museum houses 8 million exhibits, some of outstanding scientific and naturalistic importance: from sixteenth-century herbaria and precious eighteenth-century waxworks, to fossil skeletons of elephants and collections of multicoloured butterflies.
Large tourmaline crystals and Aztec relics, impressive wooden sculptures and the largest inflorescence in the world all together make up an outstanding combination of nature, history, science and art.

Anthropology and Ethnology
Via del Proconsolo, 12 - Firenze

Viale Morgagni, 85 - Firenze

Botanical Garden
Via Micheli, 3 - Firenze

Via La Pira, 4 - Firenze

c/o Department of Organic Chemistry
Via della Lastruccia - Sesto Fiorentino

Geology and Paleontology
Via La Pira, 4 - Firenze

Mineralogy and Lithology
Via La Pira, 4 - Firenze

Villa il Gioiello
House of the late Galileo Galilei
Via Pian dei Giullari, 42 - Firenze

"La Specola"
Via Romana, 17 - Firenze

last update: 08-Feb-2018