LEONARDO INTERACTIVE MUSEUM®
THE MOST FUN MUSEUM IN FLORENCE 100% INTERACTIVE!
OPEN EVERY DAY 10:00AM – 6:00PM
(LAST ADMISSION AT 5:00 PM)
Leonardo Interactive Museum® is an interactive Museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci.
Our adventure started 20 years ago in the welcoming and suggestive location in the heart of Florence in via dei Servi 66/r, a few steps from the Accademia Gallery and the Florence Cathedral.
The Museum is dedicated to Leonardo engineer, architect, and scientist.
In over 400 square meters you will find a rich collection of truly interactive and functional machines and mechanisms, built after a careful study of Leonardeschi projects by a team of highly specialized mechanics.
The prototypes shown are not the usual ones static carpentry structures seen in other exhibitions, but machines built by adopting mechanical principles with materials more suitable for their lasting operation.
Each prototype shown is accompanied by the corresponding original drawing of Leonardo da Vinci and provides a description in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese. The exhibition project is suitable for all audiences and recommended from ages 7-8.
All prototypes, including large machines (such as the tank, the peddle boat and the vertical ornithopter) can be used to understand the functioning of the real object, in an evocative, stimulating, and fun environment.
Working machines and mechanisms create a story of real experiences and sounds. Each visitor can therefore live a direct learning experience through manual experimentation of the above.
The Leonardo Interactive Museum® has been visited by millions of people and has obtained the most important value awards, enjoying considerable success and a solid international reputation as an innovative museum.
“Once you have known flight, you will walk on the ground looking at the sky, because you have been there and wish to return”
In addition to the museum exhibition, fantastic interactive workshops have been set up, always active during opening hours and included in the entrance ticket.
Inside you can admire 20 beautiful geographical drawings made by Leonardo da Vinci and published at the beginning of the last century by the Vinciana Royal Commission. In this way you will discover that Leonardo da Vinci was also an exceptional cartographer for reasons of military strategy or for the needs of hydraulic arrangement.
The most famous paintings of the great Master are exhibited in high-resolution, backlit, and life-size digital reproductions.
Finally, at the entrance to the museum, there is a well-stocked bookshop where you can buy books of Leonardo da Vinci and the city of Florence, wooden models, interactive machines, and mechanisms to assemble, souvenirs and themed gadgets.
We organize, especially during the weekends, guided tours, in Italian, English and French language.
The guided tour of the museum is an excellent opportunity to become part of an animated narration that has as its object the thought, life, works and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. There are many curiosities and questions without certain answers that still surround the myth of Leonardo: our guide will entertain you on these interesting topics.
The guided tours organized by the museum contextualize the stories of the Florentine Renaissance in which this great man lived and worked.
You will discover anecdotes, even unpublished, about his life and his multifaceted personality.
Guided tours must be purchased in advance online, by selecting the day and time, (click here to find out our rates and to book them).
They last less than an hour and, al term, the visitor can remain in free circulation inside the museum to experience first-hand the functioning of the contents of the exhibition and actively participate in the interactive workshops.