Milan Sights

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (National Museum of Science and Technology)

  • Via San Vittore 21 Map It
  • Sant'Ambrogio

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

This converted cloister is best known for the collection of models based on Leonardo da Vinci's sketches. One of the most visited rooms features interactive, moving models of the famous vita aerea (aerial screw) and ala battente (beating wing), thought to be forerunners of the modern helicopter and airplane, respectively. The museum also houses a varied collection of industrial artifacts including trains and several reconstructed workshops including a watchmaker's, a lute maker's, and an antique pharmacy. Reserve tickets for the celebrated Italian-built submarine and helicopter simulator in advance online or by phone to avoid disappointment. Displays also illustrate papermaking and metal founding, which were fundamental to Milan's—and the world's—economic growth. There's a bookshop and a bar. Avoid this museum on weekends. It's a popular spot for families, and there are long lines on those days.

Sight Information


Via San Vittore 21, Milan, Lombardy, 20123, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €10
  • Closed Mon.

Published 06/07/2016


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