Museo degli Innocenti

Museo degli Innocenti

***In compliance with the new Decree Law, the museum is currently open with the following opening hours: Monday and from Wednesday to Friday from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.

The museum collects the historical and artistic heritage of the ancient Spedale degli Innocenti, a building designed at the beginning of the 15th century by Filippo Brunelleschi, in order to welcome the nocentini, abandoned children, in a complex full of refectories, cloisters and dormitories.

The Art Gallery houses works of art, especially paintings, made between the 14th and the 18th century, such as an “Adorazione dei Magi” by Domenico Ghirlandaio, a “Madonna col Bambino” attributed to Sandro Botticelli, and glazed terracottas by Luca and Andrea della Robbia; on the façade, terracotta roundels represent children in swaddling clothes, showing themselves to the world.
A section of the museum is dedicated to abandoned children’s lives at the Spedale, and it features babies’ small objects left as a mean of identification, called signs.

The rich collection of documents in the Archive shows the life at the Spedale through the centuries.

The Bottega dei ragazzi (Children Workshop) offers activities for children between 3 and 11 with their families, applying the teaching of the Renaissance workshops: “learning by doing”.

The 13th century terrace hosts the Caffè del Verone, a café with a beautiful view, accessible even without the museum ticket.

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Museo degli Innocenti

Museo degli Innocenti

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 12, 50121 Firenze FI, Italia

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 12, 50121 Firenze FI, Italia
Opening hours
Opening hours:
Thursday - Monday
from 15:30 to 17:30
Tuesday - Wednesday
December 25th and January 1st. The ticket office closes 30 minutes before.
Entrance fee:
Full price € 10.00
For information about reduced tickets please check on the website
Tipo gestione
other museums 
Accessibility:  accessible

The Museum is completely accessible for people in wheelchairs, with toilets for the disabled. The staff will help and provide safe access.