EVER wondered what went on inside the mind of Leonardo da Vinci?
A new exhibition opening at the Albury Library Museum on Saturday is your chance to delve into the inner workings of the famous artist and inventor.
On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence the da Vinci Machines exhibition showcases 60 interactive machines created from original da Vinci drawings.
These include a bicycle, a scuba suit, a spring-powered car and flying machines.
Artisans of Florence chief executive Luigi Rizzo, who has brought the exhibition all over the world, said the machines so da Vinci was "much more than an artist".
"Most people would be surprised to see he was an inventor and all the machines are replicas from his original drawings and designs," he said.
"He basically created what is now the modern day ball baring.
"Most of the machines you can touch and have a play with which is great to bring the kids along to - you might even learn something."
Mr Rizzo said many of the designs were kept a secret.
"They were used in theatre and used for props on stage so they weren't widely known," he said.
"It has been 500 years since his death and this is the only exhibit in Australia which celebrates his life and achievements during this time.
"So that is something very special for Albury."
Entry to the main exhibition is by donation.
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