Da Vinci's Machines

Discover the genius, now on exhibition

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Explore the work of a true Renaissance man

Da Vinci's Machines brings the innovations of Leonardo da Vinci to life. This all-new exhibition features over 75 inventions reconstructed from his illustrations and writings.

Encounter and test these amazing inventions, from flying machines and war weapons to diving gear and a self-propelled car. See iconic artwork and reflect on the work of a true visionary.

Over 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci conceived possibilities far beyond the understanding of others. His ideas about anatomy, mechanics and flight reveal a man of extraordinary vision.

Da Vinci lived during the Italian High Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement. His paintings influenced Italian art for more than a century after his death. His studies in optics, biology, anatomy and physics anticipated many of the developments in modern science.

Da Vinci's Machines is part of the Year of the Engineer. Entry to the exhibition is free with Museum admission.

Get hands-on with the engineering work of da Vinci

Check our daily schedule for family activities and things to do with kids to dive deeper into the world of da Vinci. 

From building da Vinci's self-supporting bridge or your own flying machine to cracking his codices and calculating the Golden Ratio, demonstrations and design challenges vary daily.

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