The Museo Teatrale alla Scala (Scala Theatre Museum) is located inside the famous Teatro alla Scala opera house, one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world. The museum covers Italian theatrical history in general, as well as the history of the opera house itself.
The collection features objects such as costumes, set designs, musical instruments (including a piano once belonging to Liszt) and paintings of actors and musicians. The Biblioteca Livia Simoni, the museum’s library, contains over 140,000 works on opera and ballet, including librettos, magazines and the correspondence of musicians, actors and dancers.
If there are no rehearsals or performances ongoing, then the inside of the Teatro alla Scala can be admired from the boxes.