Looking for the perfect Milan Museum guide ?
We know that the rage of Museums of Milan is huge: the cultural richness of Milan ranges between different types of museums and it allows you to choose among big masterpieces of italianand international art, fascinating scientific and technological museums, art galleries and design expositions.
We know you could be spoiled for choice! That’s why we have selected exclusively for you the “must see” museums list that you cannot miss.
It is located in a historic building in the Brera district, in close proximity with the Academy of Fine Arts, and it is among the most famous museums in Europe, with extensive collections of Italian paintings from the fourteenth to the twentieth century. Among the many masterpieces, the Altarpiece of Federico da Montefeltro by Piero della Francesca, Andrea Mantegna’s Cristo Morto, the Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael, the Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio.
Via Brera 28, tel. 02.722631
Web Site: www.brera.beniculturali.it
Housed in a neoclassical villa surrounded by gardens, with stylish rooms, the gallery displays works of the Neoclassical and Romantici periods until the Scapigliatura and Realism. The three collections “Vismara,” “Marino Marini” and “Grassi” feature sculptures by Canova, paintings by Hayez, Segantini, Previati, Morandi, Balla and Boccioni.
Via Palestro 16, tel. 02.88445947
Web Site: www.gammadelta-milano.com
The Castle is one of the most significant monuments of the city and now houses the museums of Ancient Art, Art Gallery, Ancient Egypt, Prehistory and Early History, Decorative Arts, Musical Instruments, “Achille Bertarelli” Prints. Among the masterpieces: the “Sala delle Asse” designed by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini, the artist’s last work.
Piazza Castello, tel. 02.88463703
Web Site: www.milanocastello.it
One of the most famous masterpieces in the world, designed by Leonardo da Vinci on the wall of the refectory of the Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Over time several restorations have been carried out, the last of which ended in 1999, Visitors are admitted in groups of 25 every 15 minutes. Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie 2, tel. 02.92800360
In the Palazzo della Triennale, the museum tells and represents the history of Italian design, through different interpretations and themed exhibitions.
Viale Alemagna 6, tel. 02.724341
Web Site: www.triennaledesignmuseum.it
Born from the transformation of the Arengario Palace, it is a project that combines tradition and modernity. The museum covers an area of 8200 square meters, of which over four thousand dedicated to the exhibition space. One section is devoted to the international avant-garde paintings by Picasso, Braque, Kandinsky and Modigliani, to name a few.
Via Marconi 1, tel. 02.88444061
Web Site: www.museodelnovecento.org
Oldest museum in Milan, it opened in 1618 with the donation of Cardinal Federico Borromeo, and then enriched with other legacies. Masterpieces include: the Musicista by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli’s Madonna del Padiglione, the Cardboard with the School of Athens by Raphael, Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit and works by Titian.
Piazza Pio XI 2, tel. 02.806921
Web Site: www.ambrosiana.eu
Armani/Silos is an exhibition space born to celebrate the Giorgio Armani’s 40 years in fashion. The museum was designed by the architect Tadao Ando inside a building built in 1950, completely renovated.
The collection, displayed on 4 floors, includes 600 garments and 200 accessories by Armani from 1980 to today.
Visit a unique museum in the capital of fashion!
Via Bergognone 40
tel. +39 02 91630010
The house museum of Alessandro Manzoni preserves the rooms where were born literary masterpieces like “I Promessi Sposi” (“The Betrothed”) and memorable poems as “Il Cinque Maggio”. Here there are portraits, prints and memorabilia that recall the great importance of this historic house.
The house of Manzoni has been carefully restored and reopened to the public at October 6th, 2015.
Via Gerolamo Morone 1
tel. +39 02 86460403
The Gallerie d’Italia host the prestigious collections of Italian masterpieces from the XVIII, XIX and XX century, subdivided into 13 sections and 23 rooms. Galleries are located in Palazzo Anguissola Antona Traversi, Palazzo Brentani and in the premises of Banca Commerciale Italiana.
In the exhibition rooms you can admire the works of art by Antonio Canova, Francesco Hayez, Lucio Fontana, Bruno Munari, Renato Guttuso, Alberto Burri, Mimmo Rotella.
Piazza della Scala 6,
tel. 800 167619
Campari is a worldwide renowned brand and, in occasion of its 150th anniversary, the Galleria Campari was opened to the public. This interactive and multimedia space is fully dedicated to the relationship between the Campari brand and its style of communication through art and design.
Celebrate this popular cocktail visiting this laboratory of images and emotions, easily reachable by metro from the center of Milan.
Viale Antonio Gramsci 161, Sesto San Giovanni
Tel. +39 02 62251
MUDEC – the Museum of Cultures is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to the various testimonies and cultures of the world which, with its interdisciplinary approach, aims to become the main Italian point of reference for research, promotion and the edutainment of creativity and art.
The museum is recuperated from the site of the former Ansaldo manufacturing works, in Tortona district and boasts square-shaped forms coated with zinc and with a glass structure – illuminated 24/7 – that is a part of the building that hosts it.
Here you can visit international exhibitions and the ethnographic collections of the Municipality of Milan, including 7000 works of art.
Via Tortona, 56
Tel. +39 02 54917
Imagine a dwelling of XIX century furnished such as a noble abode of XVI century.
This is the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, one of the best-preserved house museums in Europe.
The collection includes valuable 14th and 15th century pieces, such as a bed in carved wood made in Valtellina, an unusual collection of fireplaces, and a painting of Saint Giustina Borromeo by Giambellino.
Via Gesù, 5
Tel. +39 02 76006132
At Natural History Civic Museum of Milan you can start a time travel to discover life on Earth and the relationship between animals and environment.
The 4.500.000 specimen are hosted in the sections Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology, Paletnologia, Invertebrate Zoology and Vertebrate Zoology. Don’t miss the dinosaurs hall!
Corso Venezia, 55
Tel. +39 02 88463337
The National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci is the largest science and technology museum in Italy and is located very close to Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio.
Inside there is a gallery entirely dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, with models and drawings of the Florentine genius’s machinery. Furthermore, among other attractions, there is the first submarine to be built in Italy after World War II.
Via S.Vittore, 21
Tel. +39 02 485551