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Leonardo Interactive Museum®: Everything about Leonardo da Vinci – exciting, captivating, educational

Leonardo Interactive Museum®: the first museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. 100% interactive: discover the fantastic machines and mechanisms designed by Leonardo, experience his incredible architectural designs and study his drawings.

Leonardo da Vinci: universal genius, Renaissance legend, extraordinary engineer, and scientist of his time. The interactive exhibition allows you to immerse yourself in the mind and creative work of one of the greatest geniuses of all time.

Immerse yourself in the world of thought and creativity of one of the greatest universal geniuses of all time

Experience the incredible inventions and mechanisms designed by Leonardo da Vinci

Open since 2003, the exhibition is the result of years of study and research with the aim of bringing the thoughts of the genius of mechanical art and the myth of the Renaissance to life. The museum offers the opportunity to discover Leonardo and his more than 50 inventions. The interactive multimedia presentation allows visitors to participate directly in the exhibition. 

The interactive Leonardo Museum

The focus is on da Vinci as a Renaissance engineer and his mathematical and mechanical view of the world. Visitors can experience the inventions, try them out and thus gain an insight into da Vinci's extraordinary creative thinking. The museum also offers an insight into his anatomical studies and the opportunity to experiment with the principles of physics and mechanics. 

Finally, you can admire the illuminated reproductions of his most important paintings, which are shown in their original size and in high resolution. The visit is rounded off by a workshop area. This allows visitors to design da Vinci's bridge and dome constructions and assemble the most fascinating Platonic solids. 

The exhibited machines

The machines and mechanisms on display are not static exhibits, but real mechanical machines that were made with the intention of working.

Among other things, you can operate the giant armour, the catapult, the worm vine, the surface screw, the vertical ornithopter, the hydraulic saw, the printing press and many other inventions of the universal genius.

Each prototype on display is accompanied by the corresponding original drawing by Leonardo da Vinci and a description.



  • Replicas of machines from da Vinci's codes for testing 
  • Audio guide in various languages 
  • Multimedia elements and touchscreens for support and explanation 
  • Close-up views of da Vinci's paintings
  • Workshop areas 
  • Souvenir shop 


Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 9.30 - 18.00

Last admission one hour before closing time 

Closed: 24 and 25 December 



Your ticket for the Interactive Leonardo Museum is already included in your Florence City Pass


Important information

  • Suitable for children aged 7 and over 
  • An audio guide can be borrowed from reception for 1 euro and is available in 5 different languages (German, Italian, French, Spanish and Russian). 
  • Inside the museum there are explanatory information panels in 5 different languages (in some cases only in English and Italian). 



How to get there

The museum is located in the heart of Florence's historic centre, about a minute from the Piazza del Duomo and the Galleria dell'Accademia. It is about a ten-minute walk from Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station. Take the C2 bus in the direction of "Panzani" and get off at the "Duomo" stop in the direction of Roma. Walk for about six minutes across Piazza del Duomo to Via dei Servi.



Via dei Servi, 66 / r
50122 Florenz 

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