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Teatrical Museum at the Scala

Address: Largo Ghiringhelli, 1 | Piazza Scala, 20121 Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
Phone Number: 02 88 79 74 73
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Ranked #95 of 372 Attractions in Milan
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

I wasn't expecting much out of this small museum but it was very beautiful and something I would highly recommend. We went with a tour guide and she spoke us through all of the paintings and gossip of the time. The paintings and exhibitions were breath-taking and it was so amazing to be in the rooms where countless artists had... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

You have to visit this museum if you want to view the opera hall which is great acclaimed. However, you may be disappointed as it may be used for practice and thus not properly lit up. The museum itself is small. Not worth the 6 Euro in my opinion.

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a very small museum but worth visiting. One can see the costumes, books, oil paintings of known opera artists. The small shop adjacent sells cd's, books, bags related to La Scala.

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

For opera aficionados it can be quite interesting, but if you're not interested in costumes, scores, sets, etc... the tour also includes a view of the concert hall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Many interesting artefacts from past performances. You can view the auditorium from some viewing areas when you go in. There was a rehearsal taking place and we were mesmerised. Doesn't take long to view the museum but it is interesting since it's such an important part of Milan's history. Don't bother with the gift shop - it's overpriced and many... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The theatre "Teatrale alla Scala" is what we wanted to see, we like old theatres and opera houses and they don't all have such a reputation as this has, so many famous stars sing its praises in their biographies so it was on our list to see while in Milan. The tour guide said you have to buy the museum... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

| expected with huge interest the visit to this museum. However, the only thing worth it is the fact that you can see the hall where performances take place through one of the open halls above. As we visited the museum in late August, when no performance took place, everything was covered with huge bags to avoid the dust. The... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Self guided tour of the museum. Very small and not many labels on the exhibits so it is hard to know what you are looking at. Unless you know the history of the opera house you would will not get much out of you self guided tour.

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Athens, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

From the piano of Franz Liszt, to the busts of the world's most significant composers, it's all in there. You get to see the world's most famous opera house, manuscripts, photographs, costumes, paintings, this place is amazing.

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Laval, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Scala Museum is quite small but beautiful. You can't know in advance whether or not you will be allowed to visit the Sala, but if you can't and have the opportunity to come and try again do, because it's part of the experience. The exhibition of old instruments is very nice, and so is the chance to see Liszt's... More 

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