Egyptian Museum of Turin, Turin

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Dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture, Egyptian Museum of Turin houses the world's second-largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Founded in 1824 by King Carlo Felice, the museum now contains more than 30,000 exhibits, narrating the history of Egypt from the Paleolithic to the Coptic eras. Exhibits contain funeral furnishings and numerous objects of everyday use. Look for the altar of the goddess Isis and the intact tombs of the architect Kha, a builder of pharaohs' tombs, and his wife, Merit. The staff has painstakingly preserved these ancient objects, presenting them in a visitor-friendly layout that makes exploring ancient history fun and informative for of all ages. Guided tours are available with prior reservation. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Turin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Egyptian Museum of Turin and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Neat and accurate in every detail. A jewel of Turin. Absolutely worth visiting. Council to dedicate as much time as needed for the visit, important the audio guides in order to get to know all of the exhibits on display. When you get to the last room you stay so wowed that you won't want to leave. Suitable for all ages.
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  • Firstly, the visit has neither head nor tail, much confusion about how to hit the trail, the audio guides if they would they would do more good figure, do not hear anything hard to find the guide point to hear where you are, for the cost of the ticket should better serve
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  • We stayed at the Egyptian Museum on the occasion of our visit to Turin and I highly recommend it. Very nice
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  • Fantastic museum with a great collection. The best outside Egypt. Well presented. Great audio program. My advice to parents. Leave small kids under 3 or 4 at home. You need 3 hours to see this collection and the kids start crying as it's too long for them. The screaming kids were a bad distraction.
  • Beautiful museum of Egyptian history! I visited with my 9 year old son. We got two different audio - records to follow. His was connected with fun and finding things, mine was for adults on history alone. My son loved it and can't wait to go to a museum again! Wow! That is full points!
  • The collection is very extension and curated very very well. Everything is explained well in both italian and english. There is heaps to see and lots of wow factor. What I particularly liked was that apart from the exhibits there was a lot explained about the actual collection trips and digs so many years ago. I really really liked the large photos which showed the digs and the state of the finds. Marvellous. So much so that we had thought we had finished and then walked into a series of large rooms with the larger statuary - a massive wow from me. We went in about 1pm on a weekday and it was relatively quiet.
  • Great collection!! Beautiful historic building. Can spend all day here as there are many interesting rooms full of Egyptian treasures and artifacts. The Kings Hall definitely has the 'wow' factor. The coffee bar and restaurant was great to have lunch at too.
  • We had to wait outside under the rain while there was plenty of space inside before the ticket office. Didn't like it. About the museum, it's nice but I didn't love it. Environment is too modern for such ancient things

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