The Leonardo Da Vinci Museum in Rome is located in the Galleria Agostiana, next to the Santa Maria del Popolo Church. This comparatively fairly pricey museum features mostly scale models of Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions as well as copies of his codexes.
Leonardo Da Vinci Museum Rome
Address, hours, tickets
Address: Piazza del Popolo, 12/a – Rome. Telephone: +39 063200144. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed: January 1 and December 25. Entrance fee: 12 Euros; children over 5 years old, students and those over 65: 8 Euros. There is a small discount for Roma Pass holders. (Note that hours and tariffs may be subject to change.)
History and description
This permanent exhibition consists of various models made after Leonardo Da Vinci‘s original drawings. The versatility of the artist/scientist/inventor is demonstrated by the diversity of the models. On display are both weaponry and flying machines, and mechanical devices as well as designs of civil engineering.
A total of 75 models created from drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci is on display. Some of the models are full-size. Everything is explained in 7 different languages.
Also on display are copies of five of the codexes written and drawn by Leonardo. Among these are three so-called Forster Codexes, the originals of which are in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The original of the Codice Trivulziano, which includes designs of military implements, is on display at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan. That of the Codice sul Volo degli Uccelli (“Bird’s Eye Codex”) is in the Royal Library in Turin.
There are enlargements of sixty anatomic models and one can also see a number of enlarged paintings and drawings.
In the video room, one can watch a 50-minute documentary.