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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.
of the Physics Cabinet
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
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.
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.
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.