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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  • Is a blast from the past, take conscience where began the knowledge ... knowledge ... the engineering physics ... administer the power ... chemistry ... astrology ... We can only visit with the aid of audio/guide and exit with their mouths open. Much security as it should be which lend themselves to lend a hand where you can't understand.
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  • Very interesting Museum, full of amazing finds. The recent restoration has greatly improved the journey in ancient Egypt, and the audio guides accompany the path with very clear explanations. Children have access to electronic devices with comments easier to understand.
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  • The world famous masterpiece, all worth visiting, very organized and functional, you will be fascinated from start to finish by digitally guided through a multimedia tour. Recommended to learn history, art and archaeology of Egyptian culture.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Incredible experience. €15 a ticket price includes the audio. We did the in-depth version and spent 3 and a half hours walking around. The lady at the desk flawlessly spoke both French and English, we were impressed, without an accent. The place was packed but I didn't notice the people as I was focused on the audio. Be aware that people take a million photos and while you are studying the detail an ipad will be shoved beside your face to take a picture of that detail. I highly recommend that you visit here.
  • 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.
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