The “Enrico Bernardi” Museum of Machines




Opening hours - free access and visit with audio guide accessible via QR code from your personal device.

Sat: 10.00-18.00

Sun: 10.00-18.00


The Museum will be open for Christmas holydays in following days

form December 26 to December 30 and from Jannuary 2 to Jannuary 8

Closed during December 24, 25, 31 and Jannuary 1


The Museum is also part of the Grand Tour of Sciences, a journey through the most prestigious science sites of the University of Padua.





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: