Il giardino di Archimede
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The Garden of Archimedes

A museum of mathematics in Florence

Firenze
This museum is housed in the ITT Marco Polo educational centre. The Garden of Archimedes association was created in 1999 with the aim of setting up and running a museum dedicated to mathematics. The association’s goals include promoting mathematics in all its many forms, the culture of mathematics and its socio-historical importance. They also help maths teachers stay up-to-date with the latest developments and help with the training of workers in the mathematics sector. Essentially, the Garden of Archimedes wants to bring mathematics out of the shadows and into the limelight.

The museum is fully interactive and the mathematical methods and results discussed are explained in easy-to-understand language. In this way, the museum uncovers the role mathematics plays in modern society and techniques. It also highlights the presence of mathematics in everyday life, in order to bring people closer to the science of maths – a science which is often mistakenly shunned as boring or difficult.

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm
Sunday 3pm – 7pm
Closed on Saturday, national holidays and the month of August.

Entry Fee
€5,00
€3,00 for families and groups of at least 12 people
Guided tours cost €2,00 extra per person

Disabled Access
Yes

Contact Information
via San Bartolo a Cintoia 19a
Florence
Telephone 055 7879594
E-mail archimede@math.unifi.it
http://web.math.unifi.it/archimede/archimede/index.html
 
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