Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum


Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius exhibition view © EPPDCSI - Ph Levy Pinterest


Discover another side to Leonardo da Vinci’s talent with Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum.

Best known for his paintings including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci was also a keen inventor and draughtsman of the Renaissance period.

Inspired by the mathematicians and engineers of his time as well as the natural world, Leonardo attempted to find solutions to mechanical challenges and designed new contraptions related to flight, warfare and manufacturing.

In this fascinating interactive exhibition, Leonardo’s sketches and drawings of clever machines are brought to life in large-scale 3D models, and through multimedia installations and games. The exhibition also presents modern research in the fields of robotics and aeronautics that has once more been inspired by nature.


Venue Details & Map

Science Museum

Science Museum
Exhibition Road
0870 8704 868
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington Train: Victoria

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