Useful Information

Pirelli HangarBicocca is a non-profit foundation, founded in 2004, which has converted a former industrial plant in Milan into a place for producing and promoting contemporary art.
Admission to the Pirelli HangarBicocca exhibition spaces is completely free of charge.

Planning your visit

  • Opening times

    Pirelli HangarBicocca’s permanent installations and temporary shows are open to the public Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm. Last admission to the shows is at 9.30 pm.

  • Accessibility

    Pirelli HangarBicocca’s public services and exhibition spaces are accessible to visitors with limited mobility. Ask at the Info Point at the entrance for a wheelchair and/or folding chair to use in the exhibition spaces.

    Strollers and prams may be brought into the space, except when special restrictions apply due to the nature of the works on view. A changing table is also available: just ask the Info Point staff to direct you to it.

  • Parking

    There is unattended parking along Via Chiese in the vicinity of Pirelli HangarBicocca. The outdoor spaces at Pirelli HangarBicocca include an area with bike racks.

  • Pets

    Dogs and other pets are welcome at Pirelli HangarBicocca and have free access to the lobby, the café/restaurant, all outdoor areas and the exhibition space. For security reasons, dogs must be on a leash. 

  • Wi-Fi network

    There is a free Wi-Fi network at Pirelli HangarBicocca. For the password, please ask the Info Point staff by the entrance.

Visitor guidelines

  • General guidelines

    Visitors are kindly requested to avoid any behavior that might damage the works on view or cause annoyance to others. The Pirelli HangarBicocca security staff may intervene in the event of inappropriate behavior.

    Please do not touch the works on view, unless told by the Pirelli HangarBicocca staff that you may do so.

    The works on view at Pirelli HangarBicocca are constantly monitored by our staff, who are on hand to provide visitors with any assistance they may need.

    Please do not talk on your phone inside the exhibition areas.

    Please remember that smoking is not allowed inside the building; this includes vaping (electronic cigarettes).

  • Food and drink

    Food and beverages may not be consumed inside the exhibition areas unless otherwise indicated.

  • Photos and videos

    Photos and/or videos of the Pirelli HangarBicocca space and the works on view may be taken, when not otherwise indicated, for personal, non-commercial use only, following the guidelines laid out in our official policy. Visitors are invited to review these rules and contact the foundation if they have any special requests.

  • Cloakroom

    Visitors are kindly requested to leave larger bags and backpacks in the cloakroom lockers in the lobby. This service is free of charge and Pirelli HangarBicocca accepts no liability regarding the theft or loss of anything left in the lockers.

    In rainy weather, visitors are kindly requested to leave their umbrellas in the umbrella stands at the entrance.

Public services

  • Cultural mediation

    Cultural mediators are on hand at Pirelli HangarBicocca to tell visitors about the themes and content of the exhibitions and permanent installations, and provide information and assistance.

  • Guided tours

    Our cultural mediators conduct guided tours of the permanent installations and temporary shows. Please check the calendar, which is updated weekly: hangarbicocca.org/en/guided-tours.

  • Special tours/Outside groups

    Outside groups are welcome, but only Pirelli HangarBicocca’s cultural mediation staff can conduct guided tours of the permanent installations and temporary shows. For arrangements and bookings, please write to visiteguidate@hangarbicocca.org. For more information: hangarbicocca.org/en/guided-tours.

  • Education

    Pirelli HangarBicocca has a special Kids center for boys and girls from four to fourteen and their families; it includes a large children’s library and offers creative activities and workshops every weekend. Information and booking: hangarbicocca.org/en/kids.

    “School” is Pirelli HangarBicocca’s free educational program for schools of all kinds and levels, designed to highlight and promote contemporary art. Information and booking: hangarbicocca.org/en/school.

    Pirelli HangarBicocca has developed two projects in collaboration with the Department of Educational Sciences at the University of Milano-Bicocca: “Schools and Contemporary Art: New Forms of Participatory Planning,” and “LAB’O: University Guidance through Art Experience.” For more information: hangarbicocca.org/en/university.

  • Restaurant

    The Dopolavoro Bicocca Café Restaurant at Pirelli HangarBicocca is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 am to 4 pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 11 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to midnight. Information and booking: hangarbicocca.org/en/cafe-restaurant.

  • Bookshop

    The Bookshop allows visitors to purchase Pirelli HangarBicocca publications, limited editions by the featured artists, and branded merchandise, as well as monographs, essays, and art catalogues.

  • Reading Room

    Pirelli HangarBicocca provides a Reading Room where visitors can consult catalogues and art magazines free of charge. For more information: hangarbicocca.org/en/reading-room.

  • Membership

    To play an active role in the life of Pirelli HangarBicocca, get special access to targeted activities, events, and exhibitions, and receive special discounts, visitors are invited to join our Membership program: hangarbicocca.org/en/membership.

  • Newsletter

    To be kept up to date on Pirelli HangarBicocca exhibitions, events, and initiatives, just join our mailing list by writing to newsletter@hangarbicocca.org or by visiting hangarbicocca.org/en/newsletter.