This museum is also known as the Museum of the traditional Florentine house.
It is in fact the house of a noble family, dating from the 14th century, which was acquired by the State in 1951. It has been entirely furnished with paintings, furniture and objects partly derived from other Florentine museums and partly from donations and acquisitions.
Apart from the furnishings, which faithfully reflect those of a Florentine home from the medieval to the renaissance periods, the museum also has an important collection of lace from Italy and elsewhere.
The building is currently being restored.
Only the ground-floor loggia is open to the public, where it is possible to view a selection of objects taken from the museum's collections.
Monday to Sunday, 8.15-13.50;
closed on the 2nd and 4th Sunday, and 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of the month.
Only the ground floor loggia and the first floor (Salone Madornale, Sala dei Pappagalli, lo Studiolo, Camera dei Pavoni) can be visited.
How to contact the Museum
Tel: 0039 055 2388610
Fax: 0039 055 289805