LEONARDO INTERACTIVE MUSEUM®

DISCOVER IN FLORENCE THE ONLY MUSEUM
100% INTERACTIVE
DEDICATED TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

OPEN EVERY DAY

INTERACTIVE MACHINES

Experience the most beautiful machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

Build the Bridge, the Dome and the Polyhedra designed by the Universal Genius

GEOGRAPHICAL
TABLES

See 20 beautiful cartographic drawings made by Da Vinci

Leonardo Interactive Museum® is an interactive museum in Florence dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. Inside it exhibits really functioning machines and mechanisms designed by the Universal Genius in his famous Codes.

Dedicated to Leonardo’s mechanics, visiting it you will be able to operate the Tank, the Catapult, the Worm Screw, the Area Screw, the Vertical Ornithopter, the Hydraulic Saw, the Printing Machine and many other inventions of the Universal Genius.

It is therefore a tactile, educational and active-use museum, suitable for curious visitors who want to discover the creative mind of the greatest genius of all time.

The visit lasts about 1 hour and is recommended for ages 7/8 years.

The museum started its activity more than 20 years ago in the heart of the historic centre of Florence, in Via dei Servi,66/r, a few steps away from the Galleria dell’Accademia and from the Duomo di Firenze.

The machines and mechanisms on display are not static carpentry constructions that you can see in other exhibitions, but real mechanical machines made with the intention of operation.
Vertical Ornithopter Detail
Each prototype shown is accompanied by the corresponding original drawing by Leonardo da Vinci and its description in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.

The visitor, therefore, can gain a direct learning experience through manual experimentation of the exhibits.

Leonardo Interactive Museum® is visited by millions of people and has achieved the highest accolades of value, enjoying great success and a consistent international reputation as an essentially interactive 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”

opening hours Leonardo Interactive Museum®

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.

Interactive Museum Leonardo da Vinci di Firenze Via dei Servi, 66/r
Endless Screw (Codex di Madrid I, foglio 17v)
We organize, especially during the weekends, guided tours, in Italian 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.
Anemometer (Codex Atlantico, foglio 675)

REVIEWS

Buyung H.
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A unique experience in Florence.
Great introduction to Leonardo Da Vinci and his work.
Perfect for our young children (even for us, the parents) after a day visiting art museums and churches.
The interactive nature of the exhibit absorbs the attention of children and adults alike.
Highly recommended.
Stefan B.
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It was a wonderful experience.
The interactive stations are all well displayed and very well explained.
I would recommend spending 90 minutes, or so, here if you enjoy moving parts and engineering.
It us great get to understand the basics of how items, that we use every day, work.
Akira D.M.
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Super cheap and very interactive. Especially great for kids.
Maybe a bit busy but we had a good time.
Really something to add to a day trip in Florence Because it doesn't take up a lot of time.
Very friendly staff 🙂
Jihad B.
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Great place to just come upon while walking in Florence.
It doesn't look like much from the outside but is a lot of fun on the inside.
Great way to distract kids if you brought any but is overall good for any age.
Really great way to get a perspective on Leonardo's designs.
Gaurav D.
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It was an amazing experience. It indeed was interactive, where we enjoyed handling real-world replicas of Leonardo's creations/ideas.
An enriching experience and worth visiting!!!
Jiri K.
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Really well made, so much fun, honestly one of the highlights of Florence for us.
Thank you! And guy in dreadlocks (staff) made our visit even more fun
Ruth H.
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So much fun! This place give you such an appreciation for the amazing mind of Da Vinci!
It was perfect for the kids to both play and learn about some really important mechanics that are essential now in modern life!
Koonyada I.
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I think even adults would love this museum.
You will be fascinated by the inventions of Leonardo.
I learnt a lot from this museum especially things that related to my high school physics.
Viswanath M.
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If you not visited Leonardo Da Vince Museum you visit to Firenze is incomplete.
There is lot of inventions which are being commonly used today.
One of the masterpiece is the invention of the tanks, and must see how it was used and the tanks in action in VR studio inside the museum.
Anna D.
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I loved this museum, really very informative and interesting, looks at his inventions and how they work, it's a wonderful experience for kids and adults alike.
It was well worth the visit 👍

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