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Egyptian Museum of Turin, Turin
Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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. Make Egyptian Museum of Turin part of your personalized Turin itinerary using our Turin vacation generator.
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Absolutely stunning exhibits. Well displayed with good information, although sometimes difficult to read. Would highly recommend a visit.
Il museo è bellissimo, c'è un mondo di cultura. Ci sono solo 2 cose che non mi sono piaciute l'assenza di sconti studenti e il mal funzionamento dei telecomandi di autoguida forniti dal museo stesso. ... read more »The Museum is beautiful, there is a world of culture. There are only 2 things I didn't like the lack of student discounts and malfunction of the autoguiding remotes supplied by the museum itself. It is a place where I will surely returnshow original
This museum has obviously been updated fairly recently. The exhibits are all beautifully displayed and well labelled and the free audio guide is excellent. Thoroughly recommend.
Bart Van den Bosch
Absolutely excellent museum! Exquisite collection, well presented (Italian and English texts), audioguide both in long and short version. The presentation of the artifacts is very good, both the selection and the order. If you really want to see/read everything, you need days. I was particularly amazed at the number of things they had that were still coloured. Very beautiful! We are so used to Egyptian art that is stone coloured as all colour is washed away by the ages. But it probably was a very coloured civilisation.
The museum was very thorough and diverse. All explanations always had an English explanation next to it. There were many books of the dead to be seen, and the museum did a good job at trying to entertain the visitor. My only problem was that regular admission was 15, which was a bit expensive for what it was
A must see landmark in Turin. For the egiptean culture passionates it's a very well documentated, arranged and not so crowded museum. The virtual guide is a very useful tool to use here.
Very interesting place. Though very crowded. Audio guide could be improved.
Excellent museum. Surely one of the most comprehensive museums dedicated to the Egyptian world.It is on three floors is located in a historic building in the center of Turin. The internal structure is modern and very functional for the many visitors. The museum traces the different historical periods of Egypt, with several masterpieces.
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