Museums in Milan

Although Milan is best known for its fashion, the city also has several museums that are well worth visiting. Discover the best museums in Milan here.

Main museums and art galleries in Milan

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Established in 1618 by Cardinal Federico Borromeo, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is one of the best art galleries in Milan.

Pinacoteca di Brera

The Pinacoteca di Brera is believed to house one of the best art collections in all of Italy. Discover its artwork, entrance fees and more information.

Museo Poldi Pezzoli

The Museo Poldi Pezzoli is an elegant mansion built at the end of the nineteenth century that houses the former owner’s impressive art collection.


The Triennale is an international cultural institution founded in 1923 to promote fine arts and architecture. The Design Museum is in the Palazzo dell’Arte

Milan Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Milan is located in the former San Maurizio convent and features archaeological finds from different periods.

Galleria d'Arte Moderna

Housed in a beautiful villa, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna (Modern Art Gallery) of Milan contains paintings and sculptures from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Other Museums

As well as those mentioned here, you shouldn't forget about the Sforza Castle, which is among the biggest and most important museums in Milan.