Free museums in Milan

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Free museums in Milan. Visiting museums is good, but sometimes the ticket price can be too high, especially for those who want to enjoy this moment with their family.
My search for free museums starts from Milan, where there are several museums to visit, which sometimes you can visit for free, if you pay attention to opening times and days.

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Free museums in Milan


The Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano
A private collection of Italian art of the 20th century on show in a small flat which has become a historic house museum including works by Sironi, De Chirico, Guttuso and other great artists of the 20th century.
Free admission every day.

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 Museo Boschi di Stefano | Musei Milano

Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano. Image source:

Hangar Bicocca
An exhibition centre dedicated to contemporary art, which was originally home to Breda Company from 1903.
Free admission every day.

Hangar Bicocca. Image source:

Hangar Bicocca. Image source:

The Museo del Risorgimento
The collection of relics and documents about the Risorgimento, originated in accordance with Milanese citizens’ wishes in 1884 and housed in the 18th-century Palazzo Moriggia, in the Brera district.
Free admission every afternoon from Tuesday to Sunday from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. (closed on Monday).

Museo Risorgimento | Musei Milano

Museo del Risorgimento di Milano. Image source: Comune di
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The Castello Sforzesco Museums and Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pietà
The Sforza Castle houses some of the most interesting art collections in Milan, and some masterpieces of art history: the Pinacoteca (Picture Gallery), the Archaeological Museum with Egyptian Section, the Museum of Ancient Art and the Rondanini Pietà by Michelangelo.
Free admission on Tuesdays from 2 p.m.; from Wednesday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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scultura Michelangelo | pietà Rondanini

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The Modern Art Gallery of Milan
The most important collection of 19th –century artworks of Lombardy. It’s housed in Villa Belgioioso located in via Palestro, one of the neoclassical masterpieces of Milan, and in its rooms you can admire paintings by Hayez, Giovanni Segantini, Van Gogh and Edouard Manet.
Free admission every day one hour before closing time and on Tuesdays from 2 p.m.

Galleria d'Arte Moderna | Musei Milano

Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Milano. Image source:

Civic Aquarium of Milan
Housed in a wonderful Art Nouveau period building decorated with friezes and hand-painted tiles you can admire still today, and recently restored, is located near the Gianni Brera Civic Arena and at the edge of Parco Sempione.
Free admission on Tuesdays from 2 p.m.; from Wednesday to Sunday from 4.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Acquario | Musei Milano

Acquario Civico di Milano. Image source: L’Acquario Civico di

The Palazzo Morando
It’s the museum dedicated to Costume and Fashion.
Free admission every day (from Tuesday to Sunday) during the last hour of opening time and on Tuesday from 2 p.m.

Palazzo Morando | musei Milano

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6 thoughts on “Free museums in Milan

  1. Ciao Caterina/Kate

    Grazie mille! Greetings from ‘Dublino’. I discovered your website recently while searching for reviews of the Escher exhibition at il Palazzo Reale in Milano. I really like how you write about art in an accessible and informative way.
    I will be going on a short trip to Milano next month to see the exhibitions at il Palazzo Reale and the Bellotto and Canaletto exhibition at le Gallerie d’Italia – thanks also for providing information about that. Hopefully I will have time to visit some other museums as well.

    Buon Natale e buon anno!


    • Thanks Conor, I hope you have found my blog useful information for your trip to Milan.
      There are many exhibitions and many museums to see and everyone has a very special story.
      I wish you a wonderful Christmas and full of art.

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