The best museums in Milan in 2022

These are the top 50 best museums in Milan, Italy, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Milan, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Milan.

These are the best museums in Milan:

  1. La Scala Opera1

    La Scala Opera

  2. Villa Necchi Campiglio2

    Villa Necchi Campiglio

    Villa Necchi Campiglio is a villa in Milan that was built in the 1930s, where visitors can discover the way of living for the upper class in the 20th century. Tours in several languages are held in the Villa Necchi Campiglio. Check the specific times on the official website.
  3. Pinacoteca di Brera3

    Pinacoteca di Brera

    Pinacoteca di Brera is a gallery where visitors can admire one of the greatest collections of Italian paintings in the world. The artworks exhibited here range from renaissance to modern art and includes works of masters such as Raphael, Caravaggio or the Bellini brothers. Most of the art here is of
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  5. Museo del Novecento4

    Museo del Novecento

    The Museo del Novecento is a musuem in Milan that focuses on artworks by 20th century Italian and foreign artists. Its collection includes about 400 works, mostly paintings, photographs and sculptures that were made from 1902 till the 1970s. Major highlights include works by Braque, Picasso, Matisse
  6. Duomo Museum5

    Duomo Museum

    The Duomo Museum in Milan (Museum of the Duomo of Milan) is a museum that originates from the cathedral, from which all the works on display have been taken. The museum is housed inside the Royal Palace. A tour through the museum also includes the Church of San Gottardo in Corte. The tour through th
  7. Sforza Castle Museums6

    Sforza Castle Museums

    The Sforza Castle is a 15th century Renaissance castle surrounded by massive walls and built by the Duke of Milan (Francesco Sforza) as his residence. Today, it houses many museums, including The Museum of Ancient Art, the Egyptian Museum, the Applied Arts Collection, the Museum of Musical Instrumen
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  9. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana7

    Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

    The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is an art museum in Milan that was named after Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan. The museum is located in the Palazzo dell Ambrosiana, where the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, a historic library in Milan, is housed. The collection of the museum is divided over 24 rooms and includ
  10. Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci8

    Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

    The Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci is a science and technology museum in Milan. It is named after Italian polymath of the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci. With around 16,000 exhibits, it is the largest museum of its kind in Italy. The main building was once a monastery. The a
  11. Palazzo Reale9

    Palazzo Reale

    The roots of the existence of the Palazzo Reale in Milan go back to the Middle Ages when it served as a seat of the government of Milan. It gained major importance during the era of Napoleon when Milan was the capital city of the Kingdom of Italy and the palace was a seat of the viceroy. During Worl
  12. Gallerie d’Italia - Piazza Scala10

    Gallerie d’Italia - Piazza Scala

    The Gallerie di Piazza Scala or Gallerie d'Italia - Piazza Scala is a modern and contemporary art museum in Milan that was founded in 2011 and holds and exhibits around 195 works of art from Antonio Canova to Umberto Boccioni and Salvatore Garau. The collection has a strong representation of 19th ce
  13. Bagatti Valsecchi Museum11

    Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

    The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is an important historic house museum nestled in downtown Milan. Nose around & see how aristocratic Milanese lived. The Renaissance art, decorative arts, furniture, scientific & musical instruments, sun dials, majolica, arms & armor and the rooms are preserved just as t
  14. Museo Poldi Pezzoli12

    Museo Poldi Pezzoli

    The Museo Poldi Pezzoli is a museum in Milan that was founded in the 19th century from the private collection of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli and his mother, Rosa Trivulzio, from the Gian Giacomo Trivulzio family. The museum holds and exhibits works by artists including Sandro Botticelli, Antonio Poll
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  16. Casa Milan13

    Casa Milan

  17. La Triennale di Milano14

    La Triennale di Milano

    Milan is the beating heart of the design world and La Triennale di Milano is the place to go to if you are interested in contemporary art and design. This design and art museum hosts frequently changing special exhibitions and events focusing on these, or related topics, such as urban planning or me
  18. Museum of Natural History15

    Museum of Natural History

    The Museo civico di storia naturale in Milan (Museum of Natural History in Milan) is one of the most important natural history museums in Italy. The museum contains 23 exhibition rooms on two levels with a total exhibition area of 5,500 m². About 100 dioramas show scenes of fauna and flora in variou
  19. Leonardo3 Museum - The World of Leonardo da Vinci16

    Leonardo3 Museum - The World of Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo3 – The World of Leonardo da Vinci is a museum in Milan that illustrates the discovery of Leonardo da Vinci, the artist and inventor, with working models of his machines and digitalized restorations of his paintings.
  20. Archaeological Museum of Milan17

    Archaeological Museum of Milan

    The Archaeological Museum of Milan (Museo Civico Archeologico) is housed in the ex-convent of the Monastero Maggiore, next to the church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. The museum is dedicated to antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. On two levels the Archaeological Museum of Milan mainly show
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    Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano

    The Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano is a historic mansion in Milan, located on the second floor of an Art Deco building designed by architect Piero Portaluppi. The museum exhibits a selection of over two hundred representative works of Italian modern art acquired by Antonio Boschi (1896-1988) and his w
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    Fondazione Hangar Bicocca

  24. Fondazione Prada20

    Fondazione Prada

    The Prada Foundation (Fondazione Prada) is a foundation for contemporary art established in 1995 by Prada from an exhibition space created in 1993 under the name PradaMilanoArte in Milan. The foundation has a permanent venue that expands the repertoire of spatial typologies in which art can be exhib
  25. Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna21

    Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna

    The Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna is the modern art gallery/museum of Milan that is housed in the Villa Reale. The museum holds and exhibits a collection that largely consists of Italian and European works from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The museum includes works by Francesco Hayez, Giovanni S
  26. Palazzo Morando22

    Palazzo Morando

    The Palazzo Morando is a historic building in the city of Milan and houses the Museum of Milan and the Costume Moda Immagine collection (a fashion related collection). The Palazzo Morando itself is an 18th century palazzo decorated and furnished from that period and features a rich collection of ant
  27. Teatrical Museum at the Scala23

    Teatrical Museum at the Scala

    The Teatrical Museum at the Scala (Museo teatrale alla Scala) is a museum in Miland that is housed in the Casino Ricordi, the building next to the Scala Theater. The museum holds and displays an extensive collection of stage costumes, costume sketches, letters, portraits, manuscripts and old musical
  28. Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano24

    Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano

    The Memoriale Della Shoah Di Milano is a memorial dedicated to the Holocaust's victims. It was created in the hidden part of the Central station, which was used to deport people out of Milan.
  29. Museo del Risorgimento25

    Museo del Risorgimento

    The Risorgimento Museum (Museo del Risorgimento) in Milan is housed in the 18th century Palazzo Moriggia. The museum holds and exhibits a collection that illustrates the history of Italian unification since Napoleon's first Italian campaign of 1796 to the taking of Rome in 1870. The city of Milan pl
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  31. Acquario civico26

    Acquario civico

    The Acquario Civico di Milano (Civic Aquarium of Milan) is the third oldest aquarium in Europe. It is located in the Sempione Park, between the Civic Arena and the Sforzesco Castle. It is the only surviving building from the Milan International, built in 1906. The aquarium focuses on showing fishes
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    Museum of Art and Science

    The Museum of Art and Science in Milan is a museum with a permanent exhibitions that focus on Leonardo da Vinci's life, Buddhist and African art, and teaches its visitors about the authenticity in art.
  33. Museo Studio Francesco Messina28

    Museo Studio Francesco Messina

    The Museo Studio Francesco Messina (Museum-studio Francesco Messina) is a museum in Miland that is located inside the deconsecrated church of San Sisto al Carrobbio. The museum is located on two floors and exhibits the entire collection donated by Francesco Messina to the Municipality of Milan: 80 s
  34. Villa Clerici29

    Villa Clerici

  35. WOW Spazio Fumetto30

    WOW Spazio Fumetto

    The WOW Spazio Fumetto is an art museum in Milan that is dedicated to comics and animation. The museum holds and displays a collection of more than 500,000 items including records, magazine publications and albums. There is a permanent exhibition on the ground floor. Temporary exhibitions are held o
  36. Museo Diocesano di Milano31

    Museo Diocesano di Milano

    The Diocesan Museum of Milan was founded in 2001 with the aim of protecting, enhancing and making known the artistic treasures of the diocese within the spiritual context that inspired them. The museum houses a collection of sacred artworks, especially from Milan and Lombardy.
  37. Museo dello Stadio Meazza32

    Museo dello Stadio Meazza

    The Museo dello Stadio Meazza is the first museum in Italy that is located in a stadium. Visitors learn about the management of this stadium and can check out the changing rooms and the field.
  38. INAF Brera Astronomical Observatory33

    INAF Brera Astronomical Observatory

    The INAF Brera Astronomical Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Milan. It is the oldest scientific institution in Milan. The INAF Brera Astronomical Observatory has been the workplace of many astronomers, including Italian astrophysicist and scientific disseminator Margherita Hack.
  39. Antiquarium Alda Levi34

    Antiquarium Alda Levi

  40. Museo Del Profumo Di Milano35

    Museo Del Profumo Di Milano

  41. Casa della Memoria36

    Casa della Memoria

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    Armani/Silos is a fashion art museum in Milan that is specifically dedicated to the Armani style. It contains an exhibition on four floors that offers an overview of Giorgio Armani’s career, including 600 outfits and 200 accessories from 1980 to the present. The selection is divided into themes, nam
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    Museo San Fedele

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    Museo Collezione Branca

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    Museum of Culture

    The Museo delle Culture (MUDEC) is the Museum of Culture of Milan that houses the ethnological and anthropological collections of the city as the "Museum of World Cultures". As part of the Museum of Natural History, a collection of ethnographic objects that had been growing since the 19th century, b
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    The Achille Castiglioni Studio Museum

    The Achille Castiglioni Studio Museum is a museum devoted to Achille Castiglioni, an Italian designer of furniture, lighting and radiograms. DUring a tour through the museum, visitors get to see the rooms where Achille created and developed his designs.
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    Museo dei Bambini di Milano

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    Museum of Sant'Eustorgio

    The Museum of Sant'Eustorgio aims to enhance this important and ancient place of spirituality, art and history. The museum contains the Marone Collection, a collection of works of art donated by Giovanni Maria Marone.
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    Museo Martinitt e Stelline

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    Mostra Rodin

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    MIC - Interactive Museum of Cinema

    The MIC - Interactive Museum of Cinema is a museum in Milan that is dedicated to cinema. Alongside its cinema related exhibits, it contains an archive of Milan’s past with nearly 30 hours of films showcasing 20th century Milan.
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    Galleria Carla Sozzani

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    Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia

    The museum of the Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia is located in accurately restored ancient workshops that conserves documents, photographs, tools and equipment related to the activities undertaken by the Barigozzi family for more then a century. The museum aims to conserve the memory of the ancient tr
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    Fondazione Franco Albini

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    Museo Mangini Bonomi

    The Museo Mangini Bonomi is a museum in Milan that is housed in a 15th century building founded by real estate entrepreneur Emilio Mangini. The museum illustrates how people lived in the past. It illustrates the story of daily life with games, sculptures, tools and everyday objects.

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