Museo Leonardiano

Museo Leonardiano, Vinci: Hours, Address, Museo Leonardiano Reviews: 4/5

Museo Leonardiano
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Science Museums • Art Museums
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
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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. Ticket office closes Ticket office closes 45 minutes before the Museum
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1-2 hours
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Marie M
Mont-de-Marsan, France9 contributions
Lack of explanations.
Jul 2021 • Couples
We really were expecting a lot of this visit at the Leonardo Da Vinci museum and we were disappointed.
Nothing to say about its work, the man he was and all his research he did in various field.
The museum was well done, with reproduction of his work. But there were a big lack of explanations. A bit was translated in English near the Italian version, but not all of it. We needed way more to help us understand the way the machines worked and for what aim instead of trying to get it by ourselves.
So bad...
Written 1 August 2021
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Kaa05
Almere, The Netherlands424 contributions
No use going there compared to Florence
Jun 2021 • Family
Vinci from Da Vinci. Nice but museum wise it’s a bad shadow of Florence. If you come here first and than Florence it’s fine. The otherway around I cannot recommend. Jus replica’s of pictures en wooden models. Barely worth it except the historical element of it
Written 17 July 2021
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Lenny C
39 contributions
Average museum
Aug 2020 • Family
Museum is in 4 parts: two in Vinci itself and two a few miles outside. There is a display of models of Da Vinci’s inventions which is interesting. The museum about his paintings (outside Vinci) is very limited. Needless to say, no original works there.
Written 1 September 2020
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Asanka_asw
Como, Italy42 contributions
Amazing place
Aug 2020 • Family
I thought I knew about Leonardo da Vici. But after visiting this place I learned do much more. Reasonable price snd great experience. Even with young kids!
Written 19 August 2020
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Dear Asanka, we are very glad to know you appreciated the visit. Many thanks
Written 24 August 2020
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albinaepaolo
Milan, Italy84 contributions
Small museum but full of Leonardo's ideas
Jul 2020
Every object is well explained in Italian language and English language. Each exhibition room is focused on a Leonardo's theme.
Written 8 August 2020
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Dear albinaepaolo, very thanks for visiting the museum and for you kind review, best regards
Written 8 September 2020
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,182 contributions
Finally Vinci has a museum complex up to the fame of its great citizen.
Jun 2020
I visited the Vinci Museum dedicated to Leonardo for the first time almost forty years ago (early 1980s), and I remember that I didn't get a good feeling. At that time it - if I remember correctly - was based only in the Castle of the Guidi Counts (which is now only one of the Museum's premises), but above all it presented a rather low number of items, moreover poorly presented, and therefore had a rather ugly appearance. It could satisfy those who had no comparison; but not me, who had previously visited, even several times, the excellent section dedicated to Leonardo of the former "Museo nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica" (today: Tecnologia) in Milan.
Instead, I visited the Vinci Museum again in this month of June, and I must say that it is quite another thing. One might think that the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death (2019) took effect; but I was told that it had improved much also earlier.
Now the sections are numerous and rich, well illustrated and equipped with display devices suitable for attracting the visitor's attention. Consulting the museum's official web page can properly give an idea of ​​this richness, and of the principles that inspired the organization of the exhibitions.
Finally Vinci has a museum complex that lives up to the fame of its great citizen!
Written 12 June 2020
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Matthew M
Massachusetts116 contributions
If you only skip one thing in Italy, make it this
Oct 2019
Since giving something no stars isn't an option on TA, I'm content with giving this museum only one. It was a complete waste of a precious morning and 26 euros. Very little of the museum's displays are in languages other than Italian and the small cards that did feature other languages covered very few of the displays (and those only very briefly). There is a mobile phone app for download for the museum, but its reviews indicated that it was mostly unworkable. That proved to be our experience as it would glitch after about 20 seconds of use and need to be rebooted. We deleted it after about ten minutes.

While of course an Italian museum is entitled to have its materials in Italian (duh!), it is most unfortunate in the modern era to not have other languages covered. And frankly, even if we had been able to understand the materials, we still could not recommend this museum. It featured no actual works or machines by Leonardo, but rather had about 15-ish (mostly) small models of his works, both machine and anatomical. Most of these were the types of models that one can purchase of his works to build in your home or for school. It was disappointing on every level and doubly-so when we knew we were missing time in wonderful Florence to be there.

There are fun things to do in the area. We had a wonderful tour of a nearby winery later that afternoon that saved our day. So go find something like that and skip this museum.
Written 22 November 2019
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Good morning Matthew, We are really sorry that your visit to our museum was so unsatisfactory. For clarity, the lack of captions that you report is usually compensated by the presence of room sheets in several languages or by miniguides that you can buy at the ticket office . Additionally , you can find the translation in english in the explanatory panels along the museum itinerary. The App of which you speak did not give us utilization problems. This device is specifically designed to facilitate the visitor experience, in fact texts and videos are translated in 4 languages ( English, French, German and Spanish). We thank you for pointing that out, we will check that the App work properly. At last, our collection is one of the oldest example of reconstructed machines designed by studying Leonardo’s drawings. Indeed he never made the machines that he imagined excepted in rare cases of which did not remain any trace. Our museum opened in 1953. Oldest machine models were realized in 1938. At that time the reconstruction of machines was relevant for study and knowledge so the models were not designed to be used by visitor. For that reason the machines in our museum can’t be enlivened by users. Best regards,
Written 29 November 2019
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The Big Brown Bear
Monash, Australia416 contributions
Leonardo's Museums in Vinci - Brilliant
Oct 2019
A completely fascinating group of four (4) separate sites. You need to visit each one to appreciate this man's intelligence. His birthplace was great and you could see where he thought through so much of his work with water. The art museum was fantastic in that you could see closeup his paintings - the Mona Lisa (although not the original) was great to see. The Last Supper on the wall added to what we had seen of the original in Milan because we had more time and also the audio visual which outlined each area of the painting was fascinating. The models from some of his drawings were so impressive. And the big benefit - not crowded like Florence would be. Make sure you visit this Museum.
Written 28 October 2019
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Eddylevel
Glastonbury, UK175 contributions
Disappointing
Oct 2019
Lots of model machines and facsimile pages from his anatomical notebooks, but I managed to miss any reference to his art(which still remains for most of us the real point of interest). Pleasant little cafe with passable toilet.
Written 22 October 2019
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Brenda F
Ogden, UT70 contributions
I loved this museum
Oct 2019
It was so interesting to see Di Vinci's drawings brought to life in the models. Unfortunately, the models cannot be touched but it is still worth going to see them.
Written 9 October 2019
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