Discover the civic museums of Milan
While in the city, you should definitely make the time to visit some or all of the civic museums of Milan. They cover a wide variety of topics, so there is likely to be something to interest everybody. Some are particularly suitable for those visiting Milan with children.
Cost of a visit
The civic museums are good value at just €5 or €3 for concessions. If you plan to visit several of the museums, it will be cheaper to buy a three day multiple entry ticket for €12. Holders of a MilanoCard can get the multiple entry ticket even cheaper and visit all eight civic museums for just €10. In addition to these eight, you can also visit Studio Museo Francesco Messina, Casa Museo Boschi-Di Stefano, and the Cripta di San Giovanni in Conca for free. Click here for more information.
The 8 civic museums are:
- The Archaeological Museum, housed in a medieval convent you can admire relics of ancient civilisations including the Etruscans and ancient Greece.
- Milan’s fifteenth century ducal castle, Sforza Castle, home to several museums.
- Museo 900 where you can discover over 400 artworks of the twentieth century.
- In the Brera district, find the Risorgimento Museum. Discover the history of Italian unification from the Napoleonic wars to the annexation of Rome.
- Discover dinosaurs and lots more at the Natural History Museum. Set in a public park this museum is great to visit with kids.
- Visit a range of sea creatures at Milan Aquarium. Set in Sempione Park, this is one of the world’s oldest aquariums.
- Milan is well known for its renaissance art, but you can also see some important modern collections at Milan Modern Art Gallery, including works by Picasso and Van Gogh.
Milan is the capital of fashion, so celebrate this with a visit to Milan Fashion Museum. View costumes from over the centuries as well as an extensive art collection.