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Address: Piazza dei Guidi, 50059 Vinci, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0571 933251
09:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The museo Leonardiano in Vinci offers one of the broadest and most original...

The museo Leonardiano in Vinci offers one of the broadest and most original collections of machines and models devoted to Leonardo the engineer, the architect and the scientist,and to the history of the renaissance technology in general.

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Capture imaginations

Small museum, which was perfect to capture our children's imaginations...but not so big the loose interest.

Reviewed 1 January 2017
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New Market, Maryland
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

See beautifully created wooden models of flying machines, self-propelled vehicles, textile machines from the mind of Leonardo.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Small museum, which was perfect to capture our children's imaginations...but not so big the loose interest.

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New York
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I found this museum fascinating because I have always been fascinated by Leonardo, and the way he observed nature and recorded his findings with insightful drawings. As an "artist scientist" (anatomist and medical illustrator) I have a deep appreciation, which might not be shared by children or many adults. There are many working models of many of his inventions, all... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our last day in Italy and our only rainy one. We had saved Vinci and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum for a day like this . It is in 3 parts and you do need a car to see it all. Great museum, but as others have said, only partially translated but still so interesting. The opportunity to learn his... More 

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Joure, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Reason three stars: most of descriptions are only in italian. You can get a serie of papers that translate some of his inventions but its a puzzle to find out which description belongs to which invention. All of his inventions are static which is in my opinion a missed change to show the world how brilliant Leonardo da Vinci was.... More 

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Giffnock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This museum has been cleverly adapted for wheelchair visitors. Very interesting.Be warned though that classes making educational trips can make the small areas very congested.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Being a big fan of Leonardo, this was a Mecka to me. Situated in small but as well quit intresting medival village. Even though I have read a book about, still many of the objeks and stories was new to me. Thje following trip up the mountin to the so called Leonardos birthplace, one can skip. The building was quit... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The setting of the museum in Vinci is gorgeous. It would have been great to have the option to try out some machines for the children. Better information in English (or other languages) would be appreciated. The provided translations weren't very good. For the price it should be possible to invest some of that in good translations.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Though the museum is currently being renovated, the setting, artefacts and atmosphere are electric. And we think we are clever....to reinforce that Leonardo had and still has so many ideas and solutions on which ee now depend and he did it through thought, logic without Google or fancy electronic gismos is staggering. Whether it be art, anatomy, physics, mechanics and... More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Just visited the museum with a 10, 8 and 5 year old - the 10 year old got the most out of it but the layout of the Museum, over 2 sites (so perfect for lunch in the middle to break it up) means that the younger two didn't find it too boring .. Gorgeous location and wow Leonardo was... More 

Thank Hannah S

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