Egyptian Museum Of Turin, Turin
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Egyptian Museum Of Turin, Turin - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino, Italy
Ticket Price: 7 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
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“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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As far as museums go, this one really is world class. Incredible displays with too much information to absorb. The hall of the kings is remarkable. Audio guides are very helpfull. It is modern with lots of multimedia facets. Worth every cent. My advice is to do it in reverse (start at the end). The displays get more impressive towards the end. We were tired and ran out of time so could not fully enjoy the last sections, which were the best!
I had very short time for Turin, so I decided to visit Egyptian Museum. Amazing experience not only because of the content, but also the environment: exposing, lighting, silence and audio/video guide. Although I was bymyself today, special thanks for caring/thinking about families/children ( Special program/ treasure hunting map). Deep bow.
We entered at 10:00 and when we left it was already 15:30. The audio & video program accompanying the tour is very interesting. The museum brings archeology to life, with various experts in Egyptology commenting on these artifacts and what it means to them personally. The audio for the temporary exhibit was particularly well designed: it told the story of Ernesto Schiaparelli from a first-person perspective and was well spiced with Italian humor. Oh, and there were some awesome mummies and statues too...
This place is enormous! Don't worry too much about lines, at least mid-week. All admissions included an audio guide, with an option for a fast or more thorough tour. Plan to spend many hours here if you wish to be thorough, as there is so much to see!
The Egyptian Museum has one of the most diverse and largest collection related to Egyptian artefacts in the world. The place is well designed, very well maintained infrastructure with multilingual audio and video guide which is included in ticket price. There is a decent cafeteria, museum shop, well equipped washroom and lockers. Allow yourself about 2-3 hours minimum to do justice to the museum.