National Museum of Science & Technology – Leonardo da Vinci

Milan is the industrial and commercial capital of Italy, and for centuries has been one of the most important manufacturing centres in Europe, celebrated for textiles, motor cars, electrical engineer and aircraft, as well as for its model housing, its retailing facilities, notably the Galleria Vittorio Amanuele II, and its breathtaking Stazione Centrale, begun in 1906 and completed in 1931.


The Leonardo da Vinci Museum is located in a former convent, and covers many aspects of the history of science and technology, apart from the industrial history of Milan. It includes a reconstruction of a 17th century foundry, a substantial collection of locomotives, including a replica of the Bayard, made in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the first steam locomotive to work in Italy, and an early electric locomotive built in Budapest in 1900, as well as important collections of aircraft.

National Museum of Science & Technology – Leonardo da Vinci
museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia "leonardo da vinci"
Via S Vittore 21
21023 Milan
+39 (0) 25 - 85552000