- The Museum
- Your visit
- The Bottega dei Ragazzi
- Caffè del Verone
- Conference Spaces
Open every day from 11 am to 6 pm – Closed on Tuesday
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
The Museum closes on Tuesdays, 25th December and 1st January.
- over 65
- children 12 - 18 years
- International Student Card holders
- authorised groups of at least 10 people
- holders of special agreements
- children up to 11 years old
- university students enrolled at the University of Florence in possession of the Florentine Card
- central institute for restoration
- opificio delle Pietre dure
- teachers with EDUMUSEI regional card
- ICOM members
- guides/tour escorts
- disabled people and their helpers
The Museo degli Innocenti is situated in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 13 and is located in the heart of Florence, a stone’s throw from the Duomo.
Near the Museum there are the ATAF stops "Istituto degli Innocenti", "Santissima Annunziata" and a little further away "Piazza San Marco".
The stops can be reached from:
Another ATAF line arriving near the museum is number 81.
The Museo degli Innocenti is a 20-minute walk from Campo di Marte Station and a 17-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella Station.
The Museum is not directly accessible by car as it is located within Zone B of the ZTL. Public and private parking facilities are available in the adjacent area.
It is possible to reach the Museum by mopeds, which are not subject to the restrictions of the Limited Traffic Zone.
For people with disabilities or reduced mobility, the Museo degli Innocenti is accessible from the main entrance and with the use of lifts to reach the floors.
The Museo degli Innocenti has been conceived and designed to be child-friendly. The visit offers captions and audio-guided tours in Italian, English, French and Spanish, designed for the youngest visitors.
There is also a free kit for a special "treasure hunt" in the Museum for young visitors and their families.
The Museo degli Innocenti also offers workshops for families with the Bottega dei Ragazzi activities for children aged 3 to 11, inspired by the philosophy of learning by doing in the style of the ancient Renaissance workshops.
At the Museo degli Innocenti you can also take the free "Family Tour" visit kit, which in ten stages helps you get to know the city centre by inviting families to observe, imagine and understand.
The Bottega dei ragazzi also organises "birthdays at the museum" with workshops and cake cutting.
A kit to help children discover the Museo degli Innocenti, a map to follow the route in stages dedicated to little explorers.
The Museum offers all families the opportunity to visit the museums in a more engaging way thanks to the Museum kit distributed free of charge. The bags made by the Pro-Fili laboratory of the Istituto degli Innocenti contain maps, games and cards which, together with digital applications for children, constitute a new means of visiting.
Children and families will discover the Museo degli Innocenti through interactive paths and the use of "game cards". In each deck there is an itinerary dedicated to a historical period guided by a child of the time.
The Museo degli Innocenti adheres to the "Museum for Everybody" project: a project that brings together the concepts of education, mediation and accessibility within a new concept of museum defined as a participatory museum, where the public is active, intervenes, co-creates the museum itself. A museum that must therefore be at the service of society, within a framework of sustainable development and promotion of cultural diversity. In this perspective the Museo degli Innocenti offers a downloadable visit support for people with cognitive disabilities.
Discover the history of the Istituto degli Innocenti with our expert guides, who will give you an insight into the history of this magical place where art, care for the weak and architecture come together in a unique mix.
Only 60 minutes to spare?
Choose the route you want to focus on and we'll be happy to show it to you.
The Museo degli Innocenti offers the possibility of conducting more specific thematic visits, winding through the entire route but delving into a particular topic of interest to visitors.
History, Architecture and Art: these are the three thematic routes that will help you discover the beauty of the Museum.
Take the opportunity to experience a story that links past and present and bears witness to a never-ending history of welcoming and helping children and families and to the continuity between the old Hospital and the Institute.
We will help you to discover the history through the stories of the orphans, to fully experience the architecture through the large green spaces and the buildings designed by Brunelleschi and to be surprised by the art thanks to the works of Ghirlandaio.
The Museum will be closed from 9 to 15 August.
The Caffè del Verone will be open every day from 10:00 to 21:00 and closed on Tuesdays.