Leonardo Da Vinci science museum
Via San Vittore 21, Milan, 20123
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- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Seasoned travellers, Education, History, Sightseeing
Best for Families - Expert review of Leonardo Da Vinci science museum
The museum - officially the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecina Leonardo Da Vinci - is geek heaven, and actually fascinating for everyone else as well. Housed in a 16th-century monastery with many additions, the science and technology museum is the largest science museum in Italy. Most people make a beeline for the Leonardo Gallery, where you can see life-sized models of the master’s various scientific inventions; they were built from his drawings to celebrate his 500th birthday. It’s a great place to start but don’t neglect the rest. There are steam trains and horse-drawn trams, helicopters and a submarine, interactive energy displays and whole power plants - even a goldsmith’s workshop. The musical instruments section contains a magnificent array of string and wind instruments from the 17th-20th centuries.
It’s an eclectic and slightly eccentric look at science and technology, but there really is something for everyone, with plenty of hands on knobs and buttons to press.
Entrance costs eight euros, concessions six euros.
More information on Leonardo Da Vinci science museum:
- Price guide:
- Museum, Science / technology
- Via San Vittore 21, Milan, 20123
- 02 4855 5455
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Tue–Fri 9.30am–5pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am–6.30pm; submarine Tue–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat-Sun 10am–6.30pm; closed Mondays, Dec 21, Jan 1.