The Barsanti and Matteucci Foundation

has the primary aim of disseminating the story of the two scientists from Lucca, Eugenio Barsanti and Felice Matteucci, and their invention: the first working internal combustion engine in history

promotes initiatives aimed at inspiring young people with the world of mechanics and spreading knowledge on issues related to the sustainability of transport

operates through the management of the internal combustion engine museum located in Lucca, via Sant’Andrea 56

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The Barsanti & Matteucci

combustion engine Museum

Timetables

From April to early November:   open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 11,00 to 19,00

For the remaining periods:  visit by reservation for groups of at least 10 people, contacting the Foundation directly at the contact  details indicated.

Special openings 2024

30 – 31 march, from 11,00 to 19,00
1 april
, from 11,00 to 19,00
25 – 26 – 27 – 28 – 29 – 30 april
, from 11,00 to 19,00
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 may
, from 11,00 to 19,00
15 – 16 – 17 – 18 august
, from 11,00 to 19,00

Costs

Entry is free during normal opening hours. For visits by reservation, a contribution is required.

IN EVIDENCE

2023: a year of events for the 170th anniversary of the internal combustion engine

BRUM BRUM! let’s start the engines

Activity program for schools

COMING SOON

03 February 2024

The future of the Thermal Engine… is a future still possible?

in collaboration with Agorà della Scienza
17 March 2024

Steampunks visiting our Museum