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Teatrical Museum at the Scala

Largo Ghiringhelli, 1 | Piazza Scala, 20121 Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
02 88 79 74 73
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Ranked #81 of 395 attractions in Milan
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Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Athens, Greece
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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Hong Kong
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Paid €6 for an adult entrance and you get to see more or less the same pictures other reviewers posted here. Nothing against this place but I simply don't think this museum worth €6 after I have visited Paris Opera Garnier and London Albert Hall.

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Athens, Greece
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The fee was extremely small (4 or 6 euros, I don`t remember exactly). Is not a huge place, but is amazing. I was very lucky because they had rehearsals of Aida and you are allowed to see and listen from the foyer. So I took my time and I enjoyed the music. Don`t let the architecture of the building to... More

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum gives an insight to the history of La Scala and can be enjoyed whether you are expert or ignorant of opera. It is essential to check if you can see the auditorium, which is closed when rehearsals are in progress. The view from one of the boxes is fascinating and I think the tour would be incomplete without... More

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
60 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A small fee lets you visit the museum of the famous opera theater Teatro alla Scala of Milan. At the beginning of the tour, you will be able to see the stage from one of the balconies. When we came here, the theater workers were preparing the stage for a new show. It's an interesting behind the scenes, but you... More

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Milan, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The La Scala Museum and library celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013 and still resides at the same address. It houses more than 350 paintings and sculptures, 50 miniatures, over 150 porcelain figures, a mixture of puppets, musical instruments, and artisanal objects, and 150,00 books and related items. The latter include 10,300 letters from composers, directors, and singers, 2,255 sketches... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a magical place and well worth a visit if you are interested in theatre or music. Theatrical costumes, props and memorabilia are well laid out and explained. They even have Liszt's piano and a host of musical instruments as well as a chance to visit a box and see the theatre.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
46 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I wouldn't necessary recommend this attraction for the general visitor but for those with a passion for opera this is a must. The building itself isn't the grandest and walking up the narrow staircase doesn't feel like it is that much of an entrance. Get to the top of the stairs though and you arrive in a grand hall with... More

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Whistler, Canada
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242 reviews 242 reviews
59 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I can see how if you were an opera buff this place would be fascinating. It has such items as porcelain figurines of famous operatic characters, original scores, oil paintings of singers, busts of composers, and even a copy of the menu of Puccini's last lunch before he died. If you go deep enough, there is an audio-video room with... More

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