The “Enrico Bernardi” Museum of Machines




OPENING HOURS Sunday: 14.30-18.30 (until 28 January 2024)


Ticket: 3 Euros

Family ticket (2 adults and max. 3 kids up to 17 years old): 6 Euros
Free entrance: kids up to 12 years old; people with disabilities and an a accompanying person; students and staff of Padua University, including senior staff, with UniPd badge; members of the Associazione degli Amici dell'Università di Padova; ICOM and ANMS members; journalists and guides with currently valid badge.

In the Museum, it is possible to use the free of charge audioguide, available on your mobile through a QR code.



Purchasing the integrated ticket Padua City of Science you can access the Museum for free.





Discovering the pioneer of the Italian automobile: Enrico Bernardi
The guided tour takes us to know in detail the life of Enrico Bernardi, his training and the engines and the machine he made. The historical, social and economic context of the time is also highlighted, to invite reflection on why there was no subsequent development of the automotive industry founded by Bernardi and on the significance of success and failure in the history of science and technology.
It will be investigated the circumstances that lead us over the years to forget even very important historical characters.
Museum itinerary is supported by images and videos, which show the components and functioning of Bernardi's inventions.
Using the interactive monitors it is possible to analyze the original drawings made by Bernardi himself and the photographs of his personal archive.

Duration: 1 hour
Maximum number: 20 people
Cost: € 50.00

Book your visit
by calling 049 8273939
every day from 09:00 to 17:00
or by sending an e-mail to


Visiting researchers can contact the curator of the Museum: Fanny Marcon - email: