Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"

Museum in Milan

Museo Nazionale Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci
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The Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” in Milan is the largest museum of science and technology in Italy, but it may be of particular interest to specialists and those working in the field.

The museum, founded in 1953, aims to showcase the most significant developments that have shaped the world of science and technology and have driven progress in various sectors throughout history.

Housed in the former San Vittore al Corpo Monastery, which dates back to the 6th century, the museum has a rich history, having previously served as a hospital and military headquarters. During World War II, the monastery suffered significant damage. After reconstruction in 1947, it was transformed into a museum containing one of the world’s finest collections of science and technology.

The museum’s extensive collection is spread across multiple buildings and is organized into departments that cover various fields such as metallurgy, casting, transportation, physics, optics, acoustics, astronomy, development of calculus, timekeeping, press, cinema, photography, telephone, and television.

The transportation section of the museum includes the first Italian locomotive and a large boat and submarine. A particularly special part of the museum is dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, the polymath known for his contributions to art, science, and technology. In the gallery dedicated to Leonardo, visitors can view wooden models of various inventions designed by the genius.

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


Tuesday to Friday: from 10 am until 6 pm.

Saturday and public holidays: from 10 am until 7 pm.

Closed: Every Monday, 24 and 25 December, 1 January


Adults: € 10

Address: Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Via San Vittore, Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Duration: 1 hours and 30 minutes
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