Leonardo da Vinci Galleries

The world’s largest permanent exhibition dedicated to Leonardo as engineer and humanist

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia
Via San Vittore, 21

The National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci will not reopen on May, 18 and will be closed for a few more weeks. The Museum's staff is working on several new developments for the reopening, so as to guarantee employees and future visitors all the necessary and useful safety measures.


From December 10th, 2019 the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci hosts the New Leonardo da Vinci Galleries, the world’s largest permanent exhibition dedicated to Leonardo as engineer, humanist and nature explorer.

The project completely revolutionized the historic exhibition dedicated to Leonardo, with which the museum opened to the public in 1953.


The exhibition presents the figure of Leonardo da Vinci as an exceptional man of his time, in constant comparison with his contemporaries, emphasizing his unique traits and the magnitude of his thought.
The museum path follows both chronological and thematic criteria and leads the visitor to immerse himself in the world of the Renaissance, through the different fields of study and research to which Leonardo dedicated himself: from the training in Verrocchio workshop in Florence to the thought of maturity that dwells on the idea of a cosmos governed by universal laws, passing through military engineering projects, the technical solutions studied to improve working and production tools during his first stay in Milano, the flight studies inspired by birds' anatomy, the observation of the Lombardy territory and waterways and his influence in regional painting of the late Renaissance.
Impressive installations, audiovisual and multimedia stations enrich the visit making it even more engaging.


On display also important loans from Pinacoteca di Brera and from the Natural History Museum of the University of Pavia, together with the imposing "torn" fresco of The Last Supper, realized by Fiammenghino and belonging to the Metropolitan City of Milano.


With the support of 70 institutions around the world and an iconographic collection of over 500 images, the Galleries show Leonardo's work in its multiple facets to a diverse audience, offering itself as a reference point with respect to this global icon so famous everywhere, but actually little known.

Opening times

Opening times:

Following the Authorities' provisions, the Museum will close the entrances and suspend its activities from Sunday 8 March until a date to be set.


Tue - Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sat and festive days: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Entry is allowed up to 30 minutes before closing.

Closed Monday not holidays, 24 and 25 December, 1 January

For full details visit the official website

Ticket information

Ticket information:

The visit to the permanent exhibitions is included in the cost of the the Museum's entrance fee

Full price ticket € 10

Reduced price ticket € 7.50

For full details visit the official website

Public transport

Public transport:


Line M2 green - Sant'Ambrogio stop






Disabled access


+39 02485551









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