The National Automobile Museum, Turin
About The National Automobile Museum, Turin
The National Automobile Museum, Turin - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Corso Unità d'Italia 40, 10126 Torino
Ticket Price: 8 EUR
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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The National Automobile Museum, or Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, is a roaring celebration of the most revered status symbols since the advent of the Italian economic boom: the car. It boasts of a collection including vintage Italian cars such as a Fiat from 1899 and a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost from 1914, in addition to racing cars from Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, it is located in one of the prettiest areas in ‘motor city’ Turin, Northern Italy.
Breaking new ground with its post-makeover amenities, the National Automobile Museum houses three floors with themes, sauntering down which you will be taken on a journey. The first recounts the evolution of cars, the second portrays the different social implications of how humans use cars (for example, as a sport in car racing) and the third gives you a glimpse into the future of cars.
Put your seat belts on for the ride because this museum is quickly carving its own niche amongst the most innovative cultural centres in Europe. Besides specialists, it’s also an absolute delight for those who consider themselves ‘non-car people’ with its concise and vivid descriptions and its classiest pieces displayed with aplomb.
Named after founder Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia, the museum underwent a radical renovation and extension to reopen in 2011.The intelligent redesign combines rich Italian architecture with cutting-edge innovation, to showcase 200 cars among 80 automobile brands representing eight countries (Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Spain, United States of America and Poland).
The Piazza, a large square constructed for large-scale events like awards ceremonies, fashion shows, theatrical performances, is the most charming place to step out for a breather or perhaps indulge yourself in discussion with like-minded people. With a bookshop loaded with a wealth of automobile trivia, a souvenir shop that is real value for money and a cafeteria to boot, here’s an automobile fanatic’s dream come true!
The National Automobile Museum Information
- The museum has a rich cultural heritage and reading up on some of its landmark events like the exalted success of the ’61 Expo with four million visitors might add some great context to the museum visit.
- Check out the documentation centre, the teaching centre and the auditorium while you’re there!
- The visit starts on the second floor, spanning 21 rooms and an area of over 3,600 square metres.
- The itinerary is circular beginning with the Library in “Genesis”, the first room, to the “Destiny” room, the last on this floor.
- Do not attempt to touch or drive exhibits.
- Entry into the museum closes 1 hour before closing time for the particular day.
- For groups over 15 people, prior booking is required.
The National Automobile Museum Ticket Prices
- Ticket concessions are available for the following: EUR 6 - available for ACS members, ASI members, ATA members, ICOM members, Scuderia Ferrari Club members, senior citizens over 65, children from 6 to 14, groups over 15 people, the disabled and university students with university card.
- Schools – EUR 2.50.
- Free entry is available to children under 6, journalists with a professional card and those with Torino + Piemonte card.
How To reach The National Automobile Museum by Public Transport
- Buses/trams: 1 - 18 - 42 - 34 - 35
- Undergroung (Lingotto stop)
- Fluvial boat (Italia '61 stop)
- Bus City Sightseeing line B (bus stop 4)
Restaurants Near The National Automobile Museum
- Old Wild West
- Cacio E Pepe
- Ristorante Pizzeria Il Barone Il Barone Srl
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The nod to Detroit was nice with the Diego Rivera wall mural. Not as large as the one at the Detroit Institute of Art, of course, but recognizable immediately. And also several cars made in Detroit. An interesting place.
I am not a museum person but I really enjoyed my time here. Going through the evolution and engineering by Fiat was fascinating. I recommend that you visit the museum if you happen to visit the old city of Turin
They did not have change. Awful customer service, overall by Simona and the floor Manager on the 9th of August. They did not think any solution or trying to help someway. However, the museum is amazing and the car's history very well explained. Please, speak with your staff or either change it.
Suprisingly good. 3 levels of cars. Good lights on the cars and rooms giving good photo possibilities. Texts in both Italien and English.
I loved vising the museum as it has a huge collection of automobiles from the beginning of the history of automobile with nice description and presentation along with parts of the automobile and engine. Also there are touch screen to know in detail of some specific engine or model of automobile. There are a lot to know and explore.