Stibbert Museum
Museum type :
ARCHAEOLOGICAL

Established in :
1836

Holidays :
None

Visiting Hours :
10:00 AM-10.00 PM

Contact No :
+39 055 486049

Location :
Florence , Italy

Display Objects :

The museum contains over 36,000 artifacts, including a vast collection of armour from Eastern and Western civilizations.Frederick Stibbert inherited the entire estate from his grandfather and did not work for the rest of his life. Instead of working, Frederick Stibbert dedicated his life to collecting various objects, antiques, and artifacts and turned his villa into a museum. When the size of the collections outgrew the villa, Stibbert hired architect Giuseppe Poggi, painter Gaetano Bianchi and sculptor Passaglia to add on rooms.




Description :

The Stibbert Museum is located on via Frederick Stibbert on the hill of Montughi in Florence, Italy. The museum contains over 36,000 artifacts, including a vast collection of armour from Eastern and Western civilizations.Far on the outskirts of Florence, in a 19th century residential neighborhood, a large villa houses the Museo Stibbert. It was the home of a 19th century englishman, Frederick Stibbert. Born in Florence as a son of an english officer stationed in italy, he was a military man himself, fighting for Garibalidi. How eccentric he was, is clear from the collection that he spent his fortune on. Yes, there are renaissance paintings, porcelain, egyptian mummies. Yes, you can find the costume in which Napoleon was crowned king of Italy. What really stands out is the enormous collection of weaponry and armour: the dining room, ball room, reception room, all filled with life-size papier mache horses and warriors clad in persian armour, european medieval armour, even japanese armour. Quite obviously, Stibbert was not married.