We were born in 1953 from a great idea, which was visionary then as it is still today.
"The Museum is alive, it belongs to everyone and is open to everyone. Nowadays the world goes on at a vertiginous pace, and we are all in search of the reasons for it and of its possibilities. The Museum lives, it is the Museum of the World’s Becoming ".
Guido Ucelli di Nemi
founder of the Museum
We are the largest museum of science and technology in Italy, one of the most important ones in Europe and in the world.
The history of the Museum tells the story, year for year, of the Sempione International Exhibition from 1906 to the present.
Each department develops studies and researches on its collections, it designs and proposes thematic exhibitions and educational activities, it promotes conferences and workshops.
The Museum preserves, studies and interprets the historic heritage to make it accessible to the public. This heritage comprises the collections, the archive and the library.
All our educational activities are based on an informal approach and our objective is to make you the protagonist.
50.000 smq of total surface
33.000 smq of covered surface
25.000 smq of exhibitions
2.600 smq in renovation
15.000 historic objects
40.000 volumes in the library
400 metres of historical archive
50.000 audio-visual photo and items
15 exhibition sections
13 interactive laboratories
1 research laboratories (with Milan University)
155 education programmes
110 employees (16 part-time)
180 external science experts
1 center of research in informal education - CREI
400.000 visitors per year
4.000 school groups
3.000.000 visitors of the website www.museoscienza.org
7 halls for conference , events, performances
1 shop - MUST Shop