Egyptian Museum Of TurinCurrently Closed
- Address: Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino, Italy, Turin
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: 39011-561776
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, History Museum
Egyptian Museum Of Turin - Review
“The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin,” wroteJean-FrançoisChampollion, quite the pro at deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics, famously wrote.He wasn’t exaggerating – the Egyptian Museum of Turin is the only museum besides the Cairo museum that is dedicated solely to showcasing a collection of Egyptian art and culture. The museum’s archaeological excavations carried out between 1900-1920 yieldedartefacts which were divided between the excavators and Egypt, and these artefacts which have been enlarged and are displayed at the Museum today. The nucleus of the collection includes 300 pieces retrieved by botanist Vitaliano Donati from Egypt, as commissioned by King Charles Emmanuel III in 1753.
The collection is just priceless with a range of fascinating items inclusingAssemblea dei Re (Kings Assembly), a collection of statues representing all the kings of the New Kingdom, sacrogaphi, mummies and most startling of all – three copies of the ‘Egyptian Book of the Dead’, including the most ancient one. The illustrated version and the personal copy of the First Royal Architect Khaare on display for visitors but it so happens that the director of the Museum has been requested to remove the two copies of the book more than once and stock them away as the papyrus on which they inscribed is said to emanate "negative energy". The books remain on display till date.
Not particularly for the faint-hearted, is it? This museum is steeped in ancient history, a haven of fascinating information for anthropologists, Egyptologists and the average intrigued tourist alike.
Egyptian Museum Of Turin Information
- The Egyptian Museum joins the Ministry of Culture's (MiBAC) initiative that allows free entrance for those who visit the Egyptian Museum on their birthday! The celebrating visitor who has only to show a document which confirms his/her date of birth.
- There is no café in the premises so plan your meals accordingly.
- The Egyptian Museum is a 10-minute walk from Porta Nuova station, the main train station in Turin.
Egyptian Museum Of Turin Ticket Prices
- Reduced rates are available for - EUR 3.50 (between the ages of 18 and 25, senior citizens over 65, employed teachers)
- Free entry for children under 18; disabled persons; persons registered at Icom; journalists and servicemen and women; employees of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage; European Union students and professors who are studing Architecture, History, Cultural Heritage, Literature and Philosophy (only if attending archeological or historical-artistic courses), Educational Sciences, School of Fine Arts, Dams (Professors must show a document stating the subject he/she is teaching); owners of Abbonamenti Piemonte Musei and Torino Card.
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This well maintained museum contains around 30,000 artifacts. The ticket price includes a very informative video guide. The museum does not allow big bags and ANY KIND OF BACK-PACKS. They offer a paid cloak room service (1€). Keep an eye on their website for special opening hours. Sometime they remain open till late night and offer a reduced ticket price for all. You can expect a long queue on these special opening hours.
This is a fabulous museum. We'll laid out and very clearly signed. There is so much on show from small ancient personal items to the mi d blowing huge statues. Took us 5 hours to do the 1 hour 50 min tour, we were blown away, go if you can, and if in turin and only time to visit one thing go here, but please allow enough time, a couple of hours at least will get you a good feel for it
One of the best permanent museums I ever visited. Audio guides are awesomely developed. With videos and additional.images and info about the shown items. The whole your may take up to 6 hours, but if you are on a hurry (closure time comes fast), be sure to visit properly the King's and Gods' statues room, that is the last one. Is truly the best place of it all.
The museum is smaller than I expected but even so it managed to strike me in its completeness and organization. The flow of the exposure is chronological and follows the entire history of Ancient Egypt. Audio guides are well timed and not too long or overly detailed, something I particularly liked was the possibility of doing a "short" tour of about an hour instead of the 150 minutes of the full tour. This also helps with prioritization in case something isn't of particular interest for the visitor. The new curator has significantly extended opening hours and is still very much involved in expanding the already impressive collection.
I spent 5 hours here with a friend and we had to rush through the last few rooms because the Museum was closing: there's a ton of interesting stuff to see! The audio guide is really well done, with settings for children, quick tour and detailed tour. They also let you take as many photos as you like (with no flash)! Definitely worth a visit.