Museo Poldi Pezzoli: accessibility

Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Via Manzoni, 12 20121

How to get there by public transport
Underground line M3 (Montenapoleone or Duomo), buses 61 and tram 1.
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Information for visitors
A manual wheelchair is at the disposal of visitors with disabilities. Audio guides with information on the works on display are available in several languages. 


A wide entrance door leads to the inner courtyard. The entrance to the museum is 30 metres further on.
A ramp (200 cm long, 5% gradient) and double panelled glass door (each panel 100 cm wide) lead to the inside of the museum.


The entrance hall contains:

  • the ticket office (counter height 110 cm)
  • the bookshop (counter height 110 cm).

The museum staff can provide information and assistance.


The lift, situated to the left of the entrance door, connects the ground and first floors, and has the following specifications:

  • door width 75 cm, interior space 97x97 cm
  • internal pushbutton in Braille and in relief (h 100 cm)
  • acoustic and visual signal on arrival at the floor
  • emergency alarm bell (h 128 cm).


Exhibition layout
The Poldi Pezzoli house and museum is located in the residence of the nineteenth century Milanese collector and nobleman Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli.
The exhibition space is on two floors, connected by a splendid stairway (40 steps with handrail to the left and central carpet). The first floor can be reached with the lift (to use the lift, please ask the museum staff for assistance).
There are 5 exhibition rooms on the ground floor: the Weapons Hall, Fabrics Hall, Fresco Salon, Lace Hall and Library.
Access to the Weapons Hall is by an automatic door (165 cm wide). The hall displays weapons and armoury at different heights and contains a bench (h 49 cm).
The Lace Hall displays Lombard and Flemish fabrics, lace and embroidery in sliding display cases at a maximum height of 90 cm.
There are 19 exhibition rooms on the first floor. On leaving the lift, a door (81 cm wide) is opened by the museum staff and leads to the exhibition rooms by means of a ramp (100 cm long, 11% gradient).
All the exhibition rooms have entrances over 80 cm wide and some have seats. An 87 cm opening and 2 consecutive steps (h 15 cm) lead to the Visconti Venosta and Ghislandi Halls. Some of the first floor rooms are used for temporary exhibitions, events and conferences.
The Clock Room has a touch screen (100 cm from ground level) which shows video images of the objects on display.


Direction signs
The internal direction signs can be read by the visually impaired (characters over 7 cm in size contrasting with the background colour).


Bathroom facilities
The disabled bathroom is on the ground floor, past the ticket office, and has the following specifications:

  • anteroom with 79 cm wide sliding door
  • bathroom with 79 cm wide sliding door
  • suspended washbasin (space in front 91 cm)
  • suspended WC (space in front 143 cm, 72 cm to the right and 24 cm to the left, horizontal handle to the left).
  • Simple toilet symbols at least 7 cm high, in relief, in contrast with the door colour, situated at eye height


Emergency exits
The emergency exists are signposted. An acoustic alarm is installed.




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