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the cabinet of physics

OVER 2,000 MACHINES AND APPARATUSES. A VERITABLE MATERIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CLASSICAL PHYSICS.
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Welcome to the

Physics
Cabinet

The Physics Cabinet, with over 2,000 machines and appliances preserved in original furnishings, is the largest collection in Italy and one of the most complete in Europe.

For the study and lessons of physics in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Completely restored and open to the public, it appears now as a rare and unbelievable “time machine”, a maze of information and source of interest and wonder for visitors.
The Physics Cabinet can be visited during the weekend for Families and Private Students and it is available for educational activities for the Schools during the week.

If you need a more detailed consultation, please make an appointment.

Presentation
of the Physics Cabinet

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Workshops and guided tours for PRIVATE:

By appointment only, with guided tours available.

Educational activities for SCHOOLS:

Visit Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – by appointment.
More information on educational activities.

Contact the physics cabinet coordinator for more info

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    QR Code tags are available in the museum’s halls to view videos of some of the devices in operation: simply take a picture of the QR Code to instantly open the video.
    In order to use the QR codes, you must have the appropriate application (QR Reader) installed on your device.

    GABINETTO DI FISICA

    La Collezione

    Also…

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    The History of the Physics Cabinet

    The Gabinetto di Fisica was created by Filippo Corridi in 1823.
    Filippo Corridi equipped it with a remarkable collection of instruments as a necessary support to the very ambitious teaching programmes.

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    Conservation and
    Restoration

    Following intense efforts to identify, restore and catalog the instruments, the entire collection has now been reordered in a manner not dissimilar to how a visitor would have seen it at the beginning of the 20th century.

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    Physics Cabinet Guide

    The collection of the Physics Cabinet includes 19th-century scientific instruments, which is remarkable for its consistency and completeness, is without a doubt the most important collection of its kind in Italy and one of the fullest in Europe.

    LIVE VIDEO

    Learn how the Tools work

    The Florence Science and Technology Foundation Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday
    . The library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    MUSEUM
    Adulti: € 8.00
    Children: € 6.00

    PLANETARY
    Adults: € 8.00
    Children: € 6.00
    Planetario + Laboratorio / bambini: € 10.00
    By reservation only

    Discount of € 1.00 for
    - soci Coop

    Via Giuseppe Giusti, 29 50121 Firenze

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