The National Museum of Science and Technology (Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci") in Milan is one of the most important museums in the world in this field. The development of the steam engine, the invention of the radio by Marconi, beautiful old locomotives, old globes with the routes of explorers and much more can be seen in this museum.
The main attraction is the hall dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci was not only an artist, but also a scientist and inventor. There are more than a hundred models in the room, made with the help of Da Vinci's drawings. These models were made for a special exhibition in 1952, 500 years after the birth of Da Vinci.
From war machines to flying objects and from diving equipment to the design for an ideal city. You can test some of the models yourself. Although many of Leonardo's machines would not have worked in reality, his ideas did have a major influence on later technical developments.
For families, the Museum of Science and Technology is one of the recommended attractions in Milan. However, anyone who visits Milan should at least see the room dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci.
Website: Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica
Address: Via S. Vittore 21
Opening Hours: 09.30-19.00 (on Saturday until 21.00, closed on Monday)
Consult the website of the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica for up-to-date price information and opening hours.