Museo Teatrale alla Scala
Museo Teatrale alla Scala
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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The area
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Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Cordusio • 4 min walk
  • Duomo • 5 min walk
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TerrasTravels
Las Vegas, NV2,688 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
What a gorgeous theatre! A must stop when you are in Milan! I just happened to go in when I booked a tour for the Duomo and the Last Supper Museum that included this. I wish I had been able to see a show there. That would have been amazing! Must see!
Written 8 October 2023
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Craig S
Newburgh, NY149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The visit was pleasant. The audio guide through the app was disjointed and hard to follow. We were able to get a glimpse inside the actual Teatro and that was exciting. It was worth the trip, but perhaps not a must-see attraction. There was no gift shop and the person at the ticket booth informed us that it disappeared during Covid and never came back.
Written 27 June 2023
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traveladdict3500
Hasselt, Belgium752 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I read that it wasn't always sure you can see the opera hall illuminated. We went anyway in the hope to be lucky. At the entrance we were told that the hall would be illuminated for about 15 minutes after the rehearsal of a fashion show - we were in Milan during fashion week. That would mean a 10 minute wait. When we went in, we immediately went to see the hall but it was hardly lit and you could only see shadows. The rehearsal was without mannequins so not interesting either. We went to have al look around in the museum and that was absolutely uninteresting and boring. At some point in time, one of the people working in the museum came to warn us that we could see the opera hall with the lights on. We rushed over but there was no more light than before. So we waited and waited and suddenly the lights went out completely so the hall was completely dark. Bad experience.
Written 16 April 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Business
The opera house was very nice looking. It sits on a nice square. A lot of famous people have performed there. The building looks old and cool. Worth a look.
Written 24 March 2023
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l0ve2travel93
London, UK234 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
What a disappointment!

The main (and only reason) for visiting was to get a decent view of the theatre. It does note when you buy the tickets at the desk that you view it from a box with a plastic screen due to some practice which is fair enough. But when you get upstairs, you queue to go in a box and see the theatre but all the lights were off and they were doing a rehearsal! We didn’t even get to see the theatre with the lights on in its proper glory.

So disappointing felt like we might as well have googled the image rather than wasting €9 each. Also you don’t actually get to se wit for very long due to the queue.

The museum part of the trip is pretty average. There is some info on the plays/operas but some is only in Italian and the parts translated to English didn’t seem to mean much to use anyway. Seeing a few costumes was okay but didn’t recognise many of the parts and felt like most of the museum was just filler to try and justify the high price tag.

Definitely wouldn’t recommend.
Written 7 May 2022
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Laura D
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
I thought taking young children to this museum would be challenging, but I was quite wrong. My 5 year old was absolutely enchanted by the costumes, the instruments, the music, and above all the time we spent in the theatre itself watching a rehearsal (included as part of museum ticket). A real treat for both of us.
Written 17 February 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I visited the La Scala Museum in December 2019. I had visited it twice in July 2018. The price of the ticket has increased to 9 euros. The core exhibit was just as interesting as when I visited in 2018. There were paintings, busts, costumes and many other artificats. You also get the opportunity to view the inside of the La Scala. This time they were setting up the stage for a performance. Near the viewing place, I noticed a lot of photos that I did not notice last time. Photos of famous people such as Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Charles De Gaulle, etc. And a bust of Puccini. Even though I have been to this museum several times I always enjoy my visit.
Written 19 February 2020
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We went to this museum because my wife is a big opera fan (wouldn't say so about me). She really loved it and even my son and I were amazed.
It is a small museum about La Scala and the opera in general with a priceless collection of musical instruments, original music-books, costumes, paintings and statues of many famous opera singers and composers, posters of operas conducted at La Scala over the years. When you visit the museum, you can also get access to one of the stages and see the opera house inside (provided there are no rehearsals). We combined the museum with a guided tour of La Scala and both were simply amazing.
A charming museum, not only for opera lovers!
Written 19 February 2020
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Marieka86
United Kingdom256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Worth visiting if you're at all interested in opera or La Scala history. I couldn't figure out any clear progression/organisation to the artefacts but the touchscreens in each room were an easy to use and interesting source of information on each of them. There's also a museum mobile phone app that looks well designed, but I couldn't follow where it was referring to in the museum so simply used the touchscreens.
Written 27 January 2020
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Brian
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My wife’s idea to come here and I didn’t have much interest BUT have to say it was very interesting hearing the history of the famous place and seeing the theatre. Much more impressive inside that out. We didn’t see a show but who knows maybe next time.
Written 31 December 2019
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