Museo Nazionale Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo Da VinciCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Via San Vittore, 21, 20123 Milano, Italy
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-02485551
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Science Museums, Family And Kids
Italy's largest Science and Technology Museum is housed inside to the ancient monastery of San Vittore al Corpo. There used to be a fourth-century basilica and Mausoleum here for emperors Gratian and Valentinian III. The building you see today was built in the 16th century, and has functioned as a military hospital and a barracks.
The museum's exhibits are divided into seven major themes - materials, transport, energy, communication, Leonardo da Vinci, Art & Science, New Frontiers, and Science for Kids. These cover exhibits such as metal extraction, chemical processing, historical vessels, astronomical and telecommunications instruments, precious stones and minerals, clock making, machines based on Da Vinci's drawings, and musical instruments.
One of the most beloved exhibits is that of the Toti submarine S-506, built for WWII by Italians.
- Disabled accessible.
- Check out the bar and canteen
- Guided tours in english must be booked beforehand.
- EUR 7.50: under 25, kids 3-13, 65+, groups of at least 10.
- Free for under 3, the disabled (with a carer).
- Enrico Toti Submarine Tour.
- With reservation: 10 €
- Without reservation: 8 €
- Holidays: 9.30am - 6:30pm
- Enrico Toti Submarine Guided tour: 10am to 45 minutes before closing time.
- Subway 2 stop S.Ambrogio.
- Bus 58 stop Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia.
- Tram 10, BN6 stop V.le Coni Zugna Via Foppa.
- Bus 94, NM2 stop Ariberto - Olona.
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The museum is very large and takes the better part of a day to visit. The displays are interactive and showcase technology from all industries. Don't expect a Leonardo centered museum; there's a room dedicated to his inventions, with reconstructions from his drawings, but no more. I saw a lot of hands-on labs too. They were closed at the time, but I'd be on the lookout for what activities are available during the visit; I would have loved to tinker around in a lab. The place looks super exciting for adults and kids alike.
Very interesting museum. Entry fee for people under 24 is cheaper. It covers a lot of topics and some items have no business being in a museum but the overall experience was great. There are labs here where young scientists work sometimes, visitors being able to watch them. There is a submarine in the yard. If you want to go inside, make sure to ask the person you buy tickets from. Same goes for a flight simulator inside the hull of a helicopter. Best seller: a piece of the moon. In the "space exploration" wing, a piece of the moon is on display!
The amount of things you can see and interact with is amaizing. Do not get fooled by the entrance. Also it is highly recommended to get a guide or at least ask around because it s huge. Recommended visit time is 2-3 hours. THERE IS A SUBMARINE!
Wow! This place was amazing, I had to drag myself away. Adult and kid friendly. English and Italian descriptions on everything. Covers ancient ages, modern science, moon landing, electronics, global warming and pollution, local and Italian history, the industrial age, and so much more. I actually got lost and couldn't find my way out. Has a real full size submarine out the back so make sure to check that out!
Visited with a friend who was able to explain all the exhibits by listening to the guide and translating for me. Spent about an hour (or was it 2?) and the time flew. Even if you don't have someone to translate for you, they have an English version of the guide for visitors. This museum is part of a tour package where you visit 6 sites in Alba for about 6€ per site (if I recall correctly) so it's a great deal for tourists or residents. The museum itself is small enough to manage all the exhibits in about an hour or two depending on how long you want to stay in each exhibit- the calibre of the exhibits is top notch although they are still working on some of the labelling as far as I can tell, and they also add to the displays over time so there will probably be something/s new each time you visit...if you make it an annual event.