Leonardo Interactive Museum®
The immersive museum takes an in-depth journey into Leonardo da Vinci’s engineering and mechanical inventions. Browse the interactive life-size machines modeled after the inventor’s original sketches, and see high-resolution images of some of Leonardo’s most famous works of art. Then, head to the workshop and attempt to construct Leonardo’s arched bridge, dome, and polyhedrons. Book your ticket in advance to avoid waiting in a long line to enter.
Things to Know Before You Go
An explanation in five languages, including English, accompanies each machine.
The Leonardo Interactive Museum® is wheelchair-accessible.
There’s no museum cafè, but the neighborhood has plenty of dining options.
There’s an on-site gift shop selling models and other souvenirs.
How to Get There
An easy walk from the train station and top attractions, the Leonardo Interactive Museum® is located on Via dei Servi in the historic center of Florence, halfway between the Duomo and the Accademia Gallery.
When to Get There
The Leonardo Interactive Museum® is open every day (hours vary depending on the season), and is a welcome break from the summer heat and crowds of the Duomo.
Leonardo da Vinci Museums Across Italy
You’ll find several Leonardo-themed museums in Italy, including collections in Rome, Milan, and Vinci, Leonardo’s hometown. The Leonardo Interactive Museum® in Florence stands out for its engaging, hands-on atmosphere and workshop where kids and adults can learn the secrets of Leonardo’s building techniques.
- Ospedale degli Innocenti
- Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)
- Michelangelo's Statue of David (Il Davide di Michelangelo)
- Florence Via Cavour (Via Camillo Cavour)
- Leonardo da Vinci Museum (Museo Leonardo da Vinci)
- Medici Riccardi Palace (Palazzo Medici Riccardi)
- Brunelleschi's Dome (Cupola del Brunelleschi)
- Piazza della Santissima Annunziata
- Florence Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria dei Fiori)
- Opera del Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo)
- Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)
- Basilica of San Lorenzo (Basilica di San Lorenzo)
- San Marco Museum
- Florence Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni)
- Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale)