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Firenze, Museo Horne

Herbert Percy Horne Foundation Museum, Florence

The building that houses this museum was originally a courtly Renaissance home

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The Herbert Percy Horne Foundation Museum in Florence is housed in a building which was renovated at the end of the fifteenth century by Simone del Pollaiolo, also known as il Cronaca. The renovation work was carried out when the building passed from the ownership of the Alberti family to the Corsi family. It was bought by Horne in 1911 and subsequently restored and furnished with objects which date mainly from between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries.

There is also a picture gallery which was established from Herbert P. Horne’s collections after his death. He was a collector and intellectual originally from England who moved permanently to Florence at the end of the nineteenth century. Horne scoured the antiques market and gathered together numerous paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewellery, furniture, plaques, seals and fabrics. The finishing touches were added to the decoration of each of the rooms after he passed away, in strict accordance with his wishes.

Opening hours
Monday – Saturday 9am-1pm
Closed on Sundays

Entry Fee

€3,00 reduced

Disabled Access
In part of the building

Contact Information
via dei Benci 6
Telephone 055-244661
E-mail info@museohorne.it
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