Modern Art Gallery (www.gam-milano.com) in Milan displays works of 18th and 19th century artists. The gallery is housed in a beautiful villa on Via Palestro with romantic English garden beside it. Free entrance.
Supported by Italian Bankers' Association it has already become a tradition that one day a year some of the works of art and hidden masterpieces kept in the palaces of Italian banks are made available for public, and free of charge. This is a unique opportunity both for italians and tourists to admire variety of trends and tastes in art and architecture of various periods - from 18th century palaces to neo classical buildings, as well a designs of contemporary architects.
Museo del Novecento is the youngest member in Milan's art family and bears witness to the history of Italian art from the Avantgarde at the beginning of XXth Century to nowadays. Free admission every Friday after 15:30 and every day during two last hours before the closure.
Costume Moda Imagine - a museum dedicated to the history of fashion. Located in Palazzo Morando it offers not only the important collections of fabrics, garments and accessories , but you also find a possibility to experiment and study fashion in all its forms. Free admission.
The Botanical Garden of Brera is part of a large cultural complex housed in the nearby Brera Palace. Although it covers only 5000 square meteres; still it is worth while visiting for its special charm of an ancient romantic garden rich in historical memories. Admission free.
The Astronomical Observatory of Brera, whose offices are inside the ancient Palazzo Brera, is the oldest institute of scientific research of the city. The Section of History of Physics of the Institute of Applied General Physics of the University of Milan put on the Permanent Exhibition of the ancient astronomical instruments that belonged to the Observatory. Entrance for permanent exhibition is free of charge, from Mon-Fri 9:00-16:30.
Natural History Museum - Museo Storia Naturale. Free entrance on Fridays after 2 p.m, and during last hour any day. Free entrance for children under 18 at any time.
Archeological Museum in Milan. Free after 2 p.m. on Fridays.