The Museum annexed to the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, currently a modern centre specialising in conservation, directly derives from the manufactory for the artistic production and workmanship of semiprecious stones which was officially founded in 1588 by Ferdinand I de’ Medici. The rooms created out of the great hall document works produced in the Grand-ducal Medici and Lorraine periods, whereas the 19th century rooms contain works of the post-Unification period.
Tickets: Full price Reduced price: European Union citizens aged 18 to 25 European Union teachers Free tickets: European Union citizens under 18(children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) Groups of Italian and European schools accompanied by their teachers, with official authorisation from the school and with an advance booking. Tourist guides with an official document Tourist interpreters accompanying a group with an official document Members of ICOM Students or scholars of all nationalities, engaged on specific research, may apply for special permits for a limited period. Schools: Groups of Italian and European schools accompanied by their teachers, with official authorisation from the school and with an advance booking to be made directly to the museum. Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are due for any kind of ticket and for gratuity days. Please notice you'll be asked to exhibit an identity document at the museum entrance
The Opificio delle Pietre Dure Museum is open only in the morning as follows: Visit is accompanied by security personnel, for groups of maximum 30 persons. Entrance, in 4 entrance spots each morning (from Monday to Saturday) is a fixed times: 8:30, 9:50, 11:10, 12:30. Extraordinary opening on May 1st. Single and free visit outsides these times is not possible. Visit has a maximum duration of 1 hour. Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1 day notice. Save time in ordering! Add into your basket all the museum tickets you want, then fill the form and send the request. Before making your reservation, please, read the Ordering Informations IMPORTANT NOTICE: After succesfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails: the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (one working day after). In order to receive them, please make sure you insert your e-mail address correctly and check that your anti-spam filter or antivirus are not blocking mails from our address firstname.lastname@example.org. Special attention for AOL mailbox users. PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out. Cancellation Policy: For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).