Leonardo da Vinci coming to THE LUME Melbourne


THE LUME Melbourne will host new immersive experience Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius in March 2024, following an extended run of First Nations art showcase Connection.

The presentation will offer the chance to “Journey into the Mind of a Genius” and step inside the world’s most famous works of art, as Mona Lisa and The Last Supper come to life on THE LUME’s 3,000sqm multi-sensory gallery at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Engaging all the senses with sights, sounds, scents, touch and taste, the intricate chronological narrative, woven through the streets of Florence, the canals of Venice and the grandeur of Milan, recreates the ambiance of the Renaissance and unveils the life and human side of Leonardo.


“Leonardo da Vinci’s contributions to art, science and innovation are immeasurable and continue to shape our modern world,” said Bruce Peterson, CEO of THE LUME Melbourne.

“We aim to provide a unique and immersive experience that not only celebrates the genius of Leonardo but also underscores the relevance of his ideas in the contemporary landscape.”

Central to the experience is a journey through the mind of a master inventor with a display of 50 “machine inventions” on loan from the Museo Leonardo da Vinci in Rome. Among them will be flying machine concepts that predate the realisation of human flight by more than 400 years.