Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

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Milan: Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci Museum Entry

1. Milan: Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci Museum Entry

Visit an attractive historical site in Milan and travel through the past, present, and future. Nestled in the cloisters of a Renaissance monastery, discover one of the most important science and technology museums in Europe. See works of art, a fragment of the moon, steam trains, and a submarine. Do not miss the New Galleries, the largest permanent exhibition in the world dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. A spectacular collection of 170 historical models, works of art, ancient volumes, and immersive installations showcases the complete life and works of Da Vinci, the engineer and humanist. Discover extraordinary objects such as steam trains, the Luna Rossa AC72 catamaran, the brigantine schooner Ebe, the Conte Biancamano transatlantic, and the Enrico Toti submarine. Explore the space area and witness the only moon fragment visible in Italy, as well as the Vega space launcher. Keep an eye on temporary shows and exhibits on energy, materials, communication, transport, and particle physics.

Milan: 1.5-Hour Leonardo da Vinci Gallery Tour

2. Milan: 1.5-Hour Leonardo da Vinci Gallery Tour

During your 1.5-hour tour you'll discover the importance of Leonardo as a scientist, researcher, engineer, naturalist, artist, and philosopher. From the many drawings Leonardo produced, dozens of fantastic scale models have been constructed and are shown at this museum. These models include an armored war carriage, a printing press, a fascinating flying ship, and many others. Reconstructions of city environments in the Renaissance, accompanied by vocal comments and music, will inform you about some events of Leonardo's private life, as well as interesting aspects about the social life of his time. Other sections are dedicated to topics ranging from the dream of flight, studies about the canal system in Milan, and war machines and architecture. Towards the end of your experience, admire a gallery of 16th-century paintings created by Italian artists and influenced by the innovations introduced by the "master". Among these paintings sits a surprising 17th-century copy of the Last Supper.

Leonardo da Vinci Galleries Virtual Tour

3. Leonardo da Vinci Galleries Virtual Tour

Step into the perfect virtual experience from the comfort of your home, starting from 15th-century Florence when Da Vinci began his training and the world of Tuscan engineering. Journey through the art of war, work, and production, flight, waterways, and architecture that ends with a perspective on Da Vinci’s influence on Lombard Renaissance painting and an immersive Da Vinci installation. See more than 1,300 square meters and 170 historical models, works of art, antique volumes, and installations virtually. Learn about Da Vinci within his historical context by relating his work as an engineer and humanist to the history of science, art, technique, and Renaissance thought. Learn about how Da Vinci’s desire to learn, his ability to observe, and transversal thinking are still extremely relevant today.

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What people are saying about Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 319 reviews

We left this activity as our last activity of the trip, and we regret we didn't have more time to visit all that the museum offered. We were there for an hour and a half and had to leave due to closing hours. Two hours for a visit would be optimal as we had to run through the last part of the exhibit (boats and planes). I would recommend this museum to science lovers and everyone that want's to experience something more than the city itself.

From an American’s perspective, this museum is just mind blowing!!! Extremely modern technology mixed with history and forward thinking changes to our world. I cannot recommend this experience enough. One could easily spend an entire day and be completely entertained and educated. I would also recommend this to family’s with children of all ages, very kid and young adult friendly.

we had a great experience here. My mum and I love science technology and history and did this tour before the Last Supper. make sure you leave plenty of time, 1.5 hours wasn't enough for us so we prioritised the da Vinci section but there was also a space section and several other rooms that we had to skip

A lot of attractive points from a lot of domains as telecommunication, transport, space.

Very interesting and informative displays of some of Da Vinci’s works.