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Museo Leonardo Da Vinci
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Owner description: Over the years the Collection has grown so much, now reaching more than 243 models, that is has overtaken various collections in museums all around the world. Each of the machines in the Collection has been built using materials of the time being wood, metal, ropes and fabrics and interestingly, in the course of construction, many astounding mechanical findings have been revealed. Our research team has expanded over the years and now includes a really talented study group of scholars consisting of Historians, Engineers, Architects, Educators, Artisans and Craftsmen, whose expertise and knowledge has contributed enormously to improve the outcome of our scientific and historical research. The Collection has also been enriched with ‘Vitruvian Machines’, at least those we know of thanks to the writings of that great Roman Engineer of the first century BC., by other important ‘Greek-Roman Machines’ and some from the era of ‘Ancient Egypt’. Our research team also undertakes projects on behalf of third parties and is very proud of the rediscovery of the lost mechanism of Leonardo’s Robot and a new hypothesis for the motion of the Mechanical Lion. Of key importance to us is that the findings and rewards of our research and work is accessible for everyone to witness and enjoy. Therefore, in addition to The Collection being available to Museums, Art Galleries, Organizations, private exhibitions and for shopping mall displays, we’ve made provision for rental opportunities to smaller groups for School activities, Conferences and even Renaissance themed dinners.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Great hands on museum for science/ engineering enthusiasts. My 8 year old twin boys spent hours playing with the models of Leonardo's inventions. Wonderful gift shop.

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"working models"
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"his inventions"
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"small museum"
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"interactive museum"
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"great for kids"
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"his life"
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"machine gun"
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"flying machines"
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"children and adults"
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"great man"
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"informative film"
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"multimedia presentation"
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"war machines"
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is an odd museum in that it does not contain actual artefacts, but rather large scale replica models of some of the drawings done by Leonardo da Vinci. It was quite interesting to see these come to life, many famous ones such as the flying machine, and others not so famous such as his engineering works. We went with our 14 year old daughter who was quite fascinated, much to our surprise.

We found this place around the corner after giving up on the queues to see David and were happy we did. What is the most amazing is to see how ahead of his time da Vinci was and how much of a talent he had in so many fields.

Would love to see this "museum" (I'd call it an exhibition) expanded, perhaps to include his anatomy drawings.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Very close to the Duomo , this musuem is actually just a couple of rooms with a limited number of wooden models based on da Vinci's sketches. In themselves , the displays are reasonably interesting if you have an inclination for mechanics & the Leonardo angle gives it historical context --- but certainly the entry price of 7E/person is a little on the higher side.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

For 24 Euro for a family this is overpriced. My son did like some of the interactive models. But really not a lot on display. We were in and out in 10 mins.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Close to the Duomo we were in need of some diversity in our day. Our Tour Guide Angelo - highly recommended btw ( http://www.tourofflorence.com )took us here. The museum is simply laid out and has numerous "working" Da Vinci "inventions" . Very interesting indeed and we were very glad we went.

1  Thank 65HJ
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