It is located at the Piazza della Scala, right at the entrance of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You cannot miss it as there are large hoardings for indication. I am no expert on museums and exhibitions, but I can tell you that this one is extremely detailed.
It houses everything from models of his engineering designs, musical instruments, flying contraptions to the exquisite (digitally restored) the Last Supper. There are huge interactive displays that give you all the information you need and more, regarding the exhibits. They are easy to use and support English and Italian languages.
I lost track of time, as I went through the exhibits. It was as if I was transported back in history to the 14th century! You marvel at the genius of a man Leonardo was. You will fail to fathom how one man could master and excel at so many different fields of life.
I am an aviation enthusiast, so I was fascinated by the Mechanical Dragonfly and the Flying Machine of Milan. As a mechanical engineer, I can tell you that the Dragonfly was a really complex design. Mimicking nature is never easy, but the Dragonfly comes pretty close.
You can see all his original design drawings on the displays as well. A very nice touch indeed. Just when I thought it couldn’t get better, I stumble into the painting section of the exhibition. A huge digitally restored version of the Last Supper. Let me elaborate. Using science and technology, the wizards at Leonardo3 are able to accurately predict how the painting would have looked like just after it was finished. Engineers aren’t known to appreciate art, but when I saw this particular exhibit, I fell in love.
Long story short, visit the exhibition. If you are a fan of Leonardo, you will appreciate it. If you aren’t, you will become one.