Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milan

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Inside an ancient monastery, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci is Italy's largest technology and science museum. It pays homage to its namesake's many accomplishments while simultaneously celebrating new discoveries. The museum is divided into sections: energy, astronomy, transport, communication, art and science, materials, new frontiers, and others. Visit the horology exhibit, where the inner mechanisms of watches are displayed. To guarantee and English-speaking guide, book your museum ticket and tour of the museum's Toti submarine in advance. Work out when and for how long to visit Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci and other Milan attractions using our handy Milan trip itinerary maker.
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  • I expected a lot more. I thought the models would be bigger and that they could be turned on, touched, moved. After all, these are not really models that Leonardo built with his own hands, he only des...  more »
  • I was surprised to see that this museum is mostly for kids and despite its name, the collection is poor and is mostly with replicas or models of the original. The price is high (10 euros) for its valu...  more »
  • The museum is built in an interactive way, involving the visitors, which I think is a big plus because all the information presented becomes easier to be remembered. Moreover, learning new stuff becom...  more »
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  • One of the best science museums I've ever visited. Good for families and very interactive for kids. You need a whole day to complete all the parts of the museum.
  • Bit of a let down. I would choose just a few exhibitions and head to those because the museum is huge and you can run into the problem of being inundated with information. Most exhibits are in English, except for the computing exhibition featured Alan Turing's inventions. The da Vinci gallery left a lot to be desired. It's focused on him as an inventor but I think would be more interesting if people could interact with the exhibits. Most of the information gleaned just from placards and looking at the exhibits. I also had a submarine tour which I had to forgo because you're supposed to arrive 30 minutes ahead of your tour. Bummer.
  • Nice and big. You need lots of time there, and if you're coming with small kids you should check ahead of time for the mini labs. We had to wait in a long line to be let in, but definitely check out the church next door. Most exhibits are translated to English. Great museum!
  • Expositions quality: 1/1, detailed and interesting in most cases. Expositions variety: 1/1, many different fields of science, not very large but felt complete. Price/quality ratio: 1/1, very small price for a good museum. Service: 0.75/1, there's not much offered except vending machines and toilets (and the usual exit shop). Hygiene: 1/1 Total: 5/5 stars Recommendation: if it's still there, take a look at the exposition about quantum mechanics ("Extreme"), then do a tour of the angry machines area about metals industry. Extra: most things in some areas can be touched, it's an interesting thing, different from most museums.
  • Vast museum covering a huge range. Plenty to see including a good Leonardo di Vinci section. Can be confusing to navigate around sometimes hence only 4 stars but well worth it