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Which days is the Museum open?

Every day, from Tuesday to Sunday, except 25th December, 1st January. Mondays holydays Museum is open.

What are the opening hours?

Tuesday - Friday: 9.30 - 17.00
Saturday and holidays: 9.30 - 18.30

Last entrance 30 minutes before closing.

How much does the entrance ticket cost?

Go to Opening hours and prices.

Do I need to book to visit the Museum?

No, just come straight to the ticket office on the day you want to visit, and buy a ticket.

Does the Museum offer guided tours in English?

Yes, for organised groups and by booking only.

Is it possible to take part in educational activities in English?

Yes, for organised groups the Museum offers (by booking) many activities in the interactive laboratories, and historical collections as well as guided tours of the Enrico Toti submarine.

What are the i.labs?

Alongside its collections the Museum has 11 interactive laboratories: in these areas physical or chemical phenomena, production processes and theatrical activities take place. Visitors take part in hands-on activities, guided by the leader: you can learn to make indestructible soap bubbles, build robots, try out Leonardo's inventions and much more.

How can I have a guided tour in English of the Enrico Toti submarine?

Guided tours in English are only offered to organised groups with a minimum of 10 people, subject to booking.

Can I book for the activities taking place during the weekend?

Yes, but only on the same day as the visit, at the Museum info-point. The weekend activities are only available in Italian.

Is there a charge for weekend activities (activities in the interactive laboratories, guided tours, theatre at the Museum)?

No, these are all included in the entrance ticket, except for the guided tour of the Toti submarine.

How long does it take to visit the whole Museum?

The Museum contains a vast amount of material. It consists of more than 10,000 exhibits including real objects and models. The exhibition sections cover 23,000 m² out of a total surface area of 40,000 m² . A full visit, without time spent looking closely at details, will take at least 2-3 hours.

Can I take photos?

Only amateur photography without flash or tripod is allowed inside the Museum.
For professional photography and videos, please request written authorisation from the Public Relations and Communication Office
T 02 48 555 450/372/343/381


Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia
"Leonardo da Vinci"
Via San Vittore 21,
20123 Milano

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 9.30 - 17.00
Saturday and holidays: 9.30 - 18.30

Temporary closure

From June 26 to July 17, 2018 the Leonardo da Vinci's machine models exhibition will not be accessible.

Buy tickets online

Tickets for the Museum, the Submarine Toti and the Helicopter flight simulator


.pdf Answers to your most frequently asked questions


.pdf In English language

.pdf In German language

.pdf In Spanish language

.pdf In French language

.pdf In Japanese language

.pdf In Russian language

.pdf In Chinese language

Opening hours and prices

How to reach us


From Monday to Friday 9.00- 16.00
T 02 48 555 558
F 02 48 010 055

Map of the Museum

THE MUSEUM The institution
History of the museum
Informal Education
International relations
VISITING THE MUSEUM Opening hours and prices
How to reach us
Services and facilities
LEONARDO Exhibiting section
Leonardo i.lab
Leonardesque models
at the museum

The collection of models
Life story