Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"

Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia

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Good To Know

Specialisation
Many hands-on interactive displays and a real submarine

First opened to the public in 1953 with the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, whom the museum was named after and inspired by, the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia (National Science and Technology Museum) is the largest museum of science and technology in Italy and one of the most important in the world.

The aim of the museum is to educate and engage new audiences about scientific phenomena in a practical way and it successfully manages this through the use of interactive workshops that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Housing the largest collection in the world of car models made from drawings by Leonardo da Vinci it also includes reconstructions of his famous flying machine and many of his original drawings can also be viewed.

Collections are organised by the following departments: Materials, Transportation, Energy, Communication, Leonardo Arts & Science, New Frontiers and Science for Children.

There is even a real submarine that you can visit (reservations to be made at the front desk – separate ticket is required) plus a number of old steam trains to climb aboard, aeroplanes and even a full-scale reconstruction of the ballroom and bridge of an ocean liner.

The main museum building with its beautiful cloisters dates back to the early 16th century when it served as a monastery for Olivetan monks.

Practical Information

Address
Via San Vittore 21, Milan, Italy
Phone
+39 02 485 551
Website
Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 18:30
Sunday 09:30 - 18:30

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 24, 25 December and 1 January

How To Get There

Metro : Green line (2) station: S. Ambrogio

Bus : 50, 58 (stop: San Vittore), 94 (stop: Carducci)

Bike rental BikeMi station : 63 - Sant' Ambrogio

Facilities
  • Disabled access
  • Bookshop

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