The Institute and Museum of the History and Science is located near Uffizi is the Cstello d’Altafronte known as Palazzo Cstellani. The Musuem was founded because the society for guardianship of scientific and national patrimony desired to collect ancient testimonies of scientific history. The collection consists of original scientific instruments from Medici ans Lorraine family.
Originally the museum was an Ente Morale, today it is a Museo Nazionale, Ente Pubblico without economic purpose. The Museum has a Council of Administration with members of commune of Florence , University and public education.