Migliara Giovanni, Veduta di Piazza del Duomo in Milano (1819)
Migliara Giovanni, Veduta di Piazza del Duomo in Milano (1819) | Wikimedia Commons

Museo del Duomo

Museo del Duomo (Duomo Museum) is the museum of Milan’s striking cathedral and relates to and reveals its history and art, as well as the activity of the “Veneranda Fabbrica” (Venerable Factory). The Factory was established in 1387, by Gian Galeazzo Vis­conti, with the aim to design, build and preserve the Milanese cathedral, an activity that is still on-going today.

Unlike many other museums in Milan, the collection does not stem from private sources or reflect the tastes of an individual but centers purely on this single grand and symbolic monument – the Duomo.

The Duomo Museum was inaugurated in 1953 and houses around 200 pieces, including statues, tapestries, overhangs, terracotta models, graphics materials, paintings, wooden models and stained-glass windows. Following an extensive period of restoration, the museum was re-opened in October 2013.

The museum is not located inside the Duomo itself – which is accessible free of charge – but in a separate building facing the Duomo, next to the Palazzo Reale.

Practical Information

Address
Via dell'Arcivescovado 1, Milan, Italy
Phone
+39 02 7202 2656
Website
Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Last admission 60 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

How To Get There

Metro : Red line (1) or Yellow line (3) station: Duomo

Tram : 2, 3, 12, 14, 16, 19, 24, 27 (stop: Duomo) 15, 23 (stop: Piazza Fontana)

Bus : 60 stop: Piazza Diaz

Bike rental BikeMi station : BikeMi station : 64 - Piazza Diaz

Facilities
  • Audioguide is available for € 5,00 in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese and Russian

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