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Free Sunday Museums: Domenica al Museo

Free Sunday Museums: Domenica al Museo

Milan offers residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to delve into its cultural heritage. Every first Sunday of the month, Milan opens its door to art enthusiasts, history lovers, or just curious individuals with free entry to every civic and national museum. If you are looking to do a day trip from Milan, do it on Sunday and enjoy a free museum visit, as this event is nationwide!   

Photo from Veselina Dzhingarova

The initiative was launched by the Ministry of Culture 10 years ago in an attempt to convert the museum space into a public access site to Italy’s vibrant history and culture, open to citizens and tourists alike.  Their mission is to eventually integrate this enterprise daily, converting Milan into a global and public city. As the ministry recognizes the international influence emerging within the country, they want to allow everyone to access these cultural locations.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

The participating museums span a diverse range of sectors, making it a great occasion to discover more of Milan. Visitors can wander from the halls of Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery), home to some of the greatest masterpieces of Italian and foreign art from the 13th to the 20th century, or explore Castello Sforzesco (Sforzesco Castle Museum), located in a medieval fortification built in the 15th century. The Museo del Novecento and many more offer captivating experiences for those eager to explore Milan’s cultural heritage. The initiative is not only constrained to museums but also offers inclusive child-friendly spaces, such as the Civic Aquarium in Milan, which is a great opportunity to take your family exploring!

Photo from George M. Groutas

Depending on the museums, booking in advance might be requested, so please check beforehand with each venue.

Find a full list of Milan’s civic museums on the official website of Comune di Milano: www.comune.milano.it

To discover these treasures nationwide, you can find a full list here 

So, mark your calendars and explore, discover, and embrace the beauty of art, history, and culture—all for free—every first Sunday of the month in Milan.


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