Contact us at:
The Esther Thomas
Atkinson Museum of
PO Box 745
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
Phone (434) 223-6134
Fax (434) 223-6344
Tuesday through Friday,
10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00.
Open late on Game days.
The student-faculty ratio is 11:1.
“The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci” Photos
The Esther Thomas Atkinson Museum is proud to present, "The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci" donated to The Exhibition Alliance by the IBM Corporation and circulated by The Exhibition Alliance, Inc., Hamilton, New York.
Flying Machine model built according to sketch and notes by Leonardo da Vinci. Courtesy The Exhibition Alliance, Hamilton, N.Y.
Through models such as the Hydraulic Screw that prefigures the water turbine, and the Variable Speed Drive, which is much like the transmission of the modern automobile, the exhibit demonstrates how Leonardo's drawings contained the guiding principals of many devices that revolutionized society and industry nearly four centuries later.