Housed in a splendid Liberty-style building (the main photo is shot by Mauro Mariani). The Civic Aquarium of Milan is one of the largest and oldest in Italy. Established in 1906 in occasion of the Expo-1906 and reconstructed in 2006. It hosts 36 pools filled with more than 100 species of fish that live in recreated environments of different climate zones.
The Wow Spazio Fumetto is Italy’s best museum for comics, cinema, music, animation, and popular culture enthusiasts. It's housed in an old food factory extending over 1000 sq.m.. The comic art museum hosts exhibitions and events dedicated to comic strips, cartoons, illustrations, and literature made by artists from different times and of different historical backgrounds.
The Museum of Science and Art includes three exhibitions. The most famous permanent exhibition is dedicated to the great Italian scientist and artist Leonardo Da Vinci (1 and 2 rooms on the first floor). It showcases the story of his life, employment, and inventions by Leonardo during his stay at the court of Duke Sforza in Milan. For the first time, Leonardo da Vinci is presented as a teacher of fine arts.
The Museo del Novecento, or the Museum of the 20th century, is one of the youngest museums in Milan that opened in 2010. It's located in the heart of Milan, near the famous Duomo cathedral. It contains more than four thousand masterpieces by Italian and international artists such as Picasso, Modigliani Mondrian, Kandinsky, Boccioni, Carra, Soffici, De Chirico, Sironi, Morandi, Fontana, Manzoni, Kounellis and many other artworks from the early 20th century to the present day.
Poldi Pezzoli Museum - one of the most interesting and culturally enriching museums in Europe. It showcases a private collection of various works of art, historical weapons, tapestry, jewelry, and antiques collected by Pezzoli and his family from all over the world. It's notable for its broad collection of Northern Italian and Flemish Art. Pezzoli, after his death, devised his mansion and unique collection of art and artifacts to the City of Milan.
One of the most famous museums in Milan is the National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci", which was founded in 1953 in Olivetan Monastery. Science and Technology Museum Leonardo da Vinci is one of the busiest places in the city and ranks among the world's most important science museums.
The largest art gallery in Milan, named after its quarter. Pinacoteca di Brera was founded in 1809 and contains a large collection of European paintings and sculptures. Italian artists of XIV-XIX centuries are well represented here. You can, also, find masterpieces from other European countries that date back to XV-XVII centuries. The most famous paintings in the museum are "The Marriage of the Virgin" by Raphael, "The Dead Christ" by Mantegna, and "The Kiss" by Francesco Hayes.
Prada Foundation in the past 20 years has organized many exhibitions to support contemporary art, open doors for an emerging talent and introduce well-known artists like Anish Kapoor and Michael Heyzer. Now, the Prada Foundation is settled in a permanent location in Milan - a huge industrial center. In addition to exhibition spaces, it includes a library, lecture hall, children's area, and a movie theater.
If you love art and constantly look for a place to see unique exhibitions - this museum is the right choice! The Triennale Design Museum - fulcrum architecture, contemporary art, and design. Since the beginning of the 19th century the Triennale in Milan is considered to be a beacon in the field of design, architecture, decorative arts, urban-art, fashion, audio and video products.
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is considered the first museum founded in Milan in the early XVII century in a luxurious archbishop's palace. The museum's collection includes paintings by great masters such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, and Leonardo da Vinci. A separate exhibition is devoted to Leonardo da Vinci, which includes paintings by him and his followers as well as original manuscripts belonging to the great genius.