|Location||Via S. Vittore 21 – 20123 Milan – Italy|
Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan is the largest science and technology museum in Italy, and is dedicated to Italian painter and scientist Leonardo da Vinci. It was opened on 5 February 1953 and inaugurated by the prime minister of Italy, Alcide De Gasperi.
The Materials section treats the life cycle of modern products from raw materials to recycling. Specific sections are dedicated to polymeric and synthesis materials and to the basic chemical manufacturing. There is also a metal section that illustrates the metal extraction and processing techniques and exhibits the first electric arc furnace for melting steel invented in 1898 by Ernesto Stassano.
The transport section is divided in four different sections:
The communication section is divided in three different areas:
One of the most characteristic sections of the museum is the Leonardo da Vinci, Art & Science area. This department of the museum is divided in four parts: