The Stibbert museum's collection consists of about fifty thousand objects, most of which are on display. The collection's original nucleus left by Frederick Stibbert at his death was increased by various gifts and later purchases. It was organized into various categories over the years – weapons and armor, costumes, paintings, tapestries, furniture, and objects of applied art – all of which Frederick Stibbert collected in the desire to document all the areas in which changes in taste and development of production techniques stimulated the creation of art objects.
Via Federigo Stibbert 26 - 50134 Firenze
HOW TO GET THERE:
Bus number 4 from the main train station “Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN),” bus stop “Gioia”
OPENING DATES AND TIMES:
Visit (duration about 1 hour) is lead by a guard and starts each hour. Maximum number of people per group is 25. All extra people will need to join the next departing visit.
From Monday to Wednesday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (last admission at 1:00pm)
From Friday to Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm (last admission at 5pm)
Closed: Thursdays, January 1, Easter, May 1, August 15, December 25.
PLEASE NOTE: The Japanese section is open upon reservation on Friday at 3:00pm, Saturday at 11:00am and Sunday at 3:00pm. The visit to the Japanese collection includes the visit of the rest of the museum, replacing the regular visits that would be scheduled at those times. This visit requires regular ticketing. ** From November 11, 2016 to March 31, 2017, the Japanese collection of the Museum will be open to visitors, at all times and without restriction and without the need for a separate reservation, in the North Wing of the Museum. **
GUIDED VISITS: it is possible to book a specialized tour guided by one of the museum’s curators for a maximum of 25 people. Guided tour allows the visit of all the accessible sections and lasts maximum 2 hours. Guided tours are available in English or Italian with 15 days advance notice, and in French with 30 days advance notice.
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The museum was created by Frederick Stibbert (1838-1906). His father was English, his mother Italian. Frederick was born in Florence but was sent to school in England as a young boy.
His father, Thomas, was a colonel of the Coldstream Guards, and his grandfather Giles had been Governor of Bengal, in India. Giles accumulated an incredible fortune which passed on to Frederick when he was 21 years old.
Frederick began collecting immediately upon his coming of age and ended up transforming his house into a real museum “which has cost me a great deal of money and much care and effort”, as he wrote in his will. When Frederick died he left the museum to the municipality of Florence, to improve the knowledge of history for the benefit of future generations.
Today, the museum is a Foundation according to Stibbert's last will. Frederick began his collection of arms and armor as soon as he came of age and returned from his study period in England. His interest also covered costumes, paintings, tapestries, furniture, and other applied arts. The museum includes archaeological items, musical instruments, liturgical objects, etc.
Today the collection amounts to about 50,000 items. The greatest part of them are on display and only a few are later additions and donations.
Frederick Stibbert made numerous changes to his house during his lifetime, adding new rooms and thus increasing space – and he engaged Florentine architect Giuseppe Poggi to transform the gardens from a simple Italian garden to a delightful romantic English garden, complete with caves and fountains, temples, and a greenhouse.
Full Price Ticket: € 8.00 plus booking fee
Reduced Price Ticket #1: € 6.00 plus booking fee (invalids, children under 12 years of age, Italian residents over 65 years of age, tourist guides with official license during update visits, classes of college students, classes of schools of restoration)
Reduced Price Ticket #2: € 2.00 plus booking fee (people with disabilities, school classes, summer camps)
Guided Visits: € 150.00 + presale fee per group, to be added to the price of the ticket
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