Leonardo da Vinci Museum - Skip the line entry
Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the most creative minds in history, an ingenious man of innate talents left a permanent mark on the Renaissance thanks to his extraordinary talents. He was a sculptor, architect, scenographer, portraitist, drawer, musician, anatomist, designer and inventor... in short, one of the greatest geniuses in history!
Venice couldn’t not fail to celebrate and remember such an important man: in the historic centre of the city, a few steps away from Basilica dei Frari, lies the unmissable Leonardo da Vinci Museum, where you can admire a collection of his inventions, which are still relevant today.
Explore Leonardo da Vinci’s world, his incredible works and his life thanks to six exhibition rooms, amounting to 500 square metres. By visiting the four sections that mark the exhibition route – earth, water, wind and fire – you will have the chance to admire his most important engineering projects with more than 60 machines designed by Leonardo in their original template and still perfectly working... just imagine that you can even try some of the models out! And if you take a close-up look at the ‘War Machinery’, the ‘Civil Engineering Machinery’, the ‘Flying Machines’, the ‘Ideal City’ and the ‘Principles of Physics’, you will be able to retrace the ambitious dream that Leonard cultivated throughout his entire life: to fly!
The Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Venice also displays some of the most important anatomy studies conducted by Leonardo and a reproduction of his most famous pictorial masterpieces. This artistic experience is completed by the insertion of fascinating educational projections on his life and his extraordinary artistic career.
The exhibition aims to present itself as a workshop, where the tools are a source of curiosity and desire to experiment. This is why it is suitable both for adults, children and families. You can buy Leonardo Museum tickets online on this page, to organise your trip in the most convenient way!
- Choose the date and number of tickets. Remember that the date is only provisional: you can use the ticket on whichever day of your choice, provided it is within the opening hours of the Leonardo Museum schedule.
- Insert your personal details and check they are correct: once you proceed to payment, you cannot change or receive a refund for your payment (except for unforeseen museum closures).
- Complete the online payment via debit card.
- You can download the voucher from the confirmation page. You will also receive an email copy. Make sure you insert a valid e-mail address.
- The voucher you will receive at the end of the online booking process must be presented at the ‘Museo di Leonardo da Vinci’ ticket office, either in paper or electronic format on any device, for it to be converted into an entrance ticket.
- The ticket price includes the skip-the-line service: there will be a dedicated entrance only for you, so you will no waste your time queueing at the ticket office desk.
- The prices of the tickets provided by venetoinside.com are the official prices for sale to the public.
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The voucher that you will receive at the end of the booking process is the only official document, and you can present either a paper voucher or an electronic one (smartphones, tablets or other devices). Those who do not have a voucher will not be granted access.
The date specified upon booking is only provisional: the ticket is open-date, therefore, you can use it on a different day than the one you selected at the time of booking, so long as it is within the opening calendar of the Museum.
Leonardo da Vinci Museum: opening hours and days
- The museum is open to the public every day
- Visiting hours: from April 1st to October 31st from 10.30 to 18.30; from November 1st to March 31st from 10.00 to 18.30.
- Access will be granted up to 60 minutes before closing time.
Da Vinci Museum Venice: prices and tickets (*)
Concessions: €6.00 (from 7 to 18 years of age and for students up to 24 years of age, who must present a valid university ID)
Entrance to the Da Vinci Museum is free for children up to 6 years of age if accompanied by an adult, and for the mobility impaired.
The prices of the tickets provided by venetoinside.com are the official prices for sale to the public and include the sip the line service.
Museo Leonardo da Vinci - Address
Scoletta – Scuola Grande di San Rocco complex
Campo San Rocco, 3052
30125 San Polo – Venice
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Animals of any size are not allowed inside.
Smoking is forbidden (including e-cigarettes), as well as using any type of open-air flame.
During your visit it is forbidden to run, jump or listen to music without headphones.
During the museum visit it is forbidden to eat or drink.
The museum is free for mobility impaired visitors. However, we please ask you to let the museum know via phone call.
In the event of bad weather and/or unforeseen circumstances, force majeure, unforeseen construction work or maintenance to the museum structure or its bookshop, access to the museum could be suspended. In such cases you can either visit the museum another day or, were this not possible, ask for a refund of your unused ticket.
The Venice Museum of Leonardo will take you on a discovery of the Great Master: discover his fields of expertise where he made great use of his talent by analysing the history of his paintings, of his anatomy studies and his great inventions that went down in history.
By visiting the various sections of the museum – earth, water, wind and fire – you will have the chance to take a close look at an intriguing collection of machines designed by Leonardo. The models on display were made by meticulously studying and analysing the drawings contained inside the well-known Da Vinci Code, maintaining proportions and even dimensions, so much so that some of the models can be tried out by visitors. This way, you can even discover some of the lesser known fields of interest of Leonardo.
The Museum Leonardo da Vinci will help you appreciate how often the Florentine ‘Maestro’ anticipated some of the modern mechanical solutions: the flying wheel, helicopter and hang glider, for example, are nothing but the natural evolution of some of his genius intuitions.
On top of the above-mentioned machine models, on display you can also find some of Leonardo’s most important anatomy studies, as well as a recreation of his most successful paintings, which you can admire and compare thanks to the use of high-resolution retro-illumination technology.
Visiting the Venice Leonardo Museum also means having the chance to admire a collection of drawings by the Maestro, contained in the Collection of the Reale Commissione Vinciana between 1920 and 1930. Plus, you can see a 3D virtual reality film – this recent addition shows you how his main war machines work.
The exhibition, which ends with a projection on his life and works, contains explanations in Italian, French, German, Spanish and Russian, and lasts about 45 minutes.
Inside the building there is also a wonderful bookshop where you can buy books on Leonardo, the Renaissance Genius, as well as reproductions of his projects.
The Leonardo da Vinci Museo in Venice is located in the historic centre of the city, in the district of San Polo. More precisely, it is within the ‘Scoletta’ of the majestic Scuola Grande di San Rocco complex, just a few steps away from Basilica dei Frari.
Don’t miss out on this special chance to discover the world of Da Vinci, his life, his works and also his secrets, many of which haven’t been unveiled yet!
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