Museo di Antichità, Turin

#25 of 45 in Museums in Turin
Museo di Antichità is located in Turin. Plan your visit to Museo di Antichità and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Turin travel route app .
Create an itinerary including Museo di Antichità
Museo di Antichità Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
63 reviews
  • The Archaeological Museum of Turin is located in the basement of the New Channel of the Royal Palace. Initially housed the Egyptian collection of Davidson, currently maintains various exhibits including the treasure of Marengo. From inside, you can see the remains of the Roman Theatre (not open otherwise) and can be accessed with the joint admission of State museums.
    View original
  • I went to the Museum several times and we are back on the occasion of the exhibition "prior". I find this always fascinating space. located under the Savoy Gallery in Royal Polo which also includes Armory and the Royal Palace, is a rather large Museum and that requires a certain commitment to visit it, especially, as is always the case for archeologists, for the amount of communication means exposed, particularly in the oldest part. going down the stairs you enter the Museum from the dedicated specifically to artifacts found in Turin. in the Windows exposes helmets, armor parts, coins, fragments of bronze sculptures, furnishings. You can also see a "dump", composed of fragments of pottery shards and a part of the ancient Roman theatre that stood here. a part can be seen from the outside. the excavations are on sight, though not accessible currently. a video introduces the territory for a few minutes as it stood in antiquity. in the hallway that you access from this space funeral inscriptions are exhibited with the translation of that report. left open a couple rooms exhibiting mosaics and findings of some tombs of the Lombard period. a video describing how they were made and what has been found in the tombs. more recent finds are exhibited on the right instead of the middle ages: friezes, pottery, treasure boxes of coins is what we can observe. in 4 stations you can hear a historical character played by an actor narrating facts related to their lives. the videos are activated passing in front. among the players there is also Pierfrancesco Favino, who plays the Court biographer Paradis, whose house is visible outside of the Museum within walking distance. at the end of the corridor, on the right, a room is exposed the treasure of Marengo, dating from the 2nd century. BC, perhaps one of the most interesting things in the Museum. completely in silver is composed of several pieces including a bust found crushed and reassembled by Lucius Verus. crossing a footbridge with Bay window that allows you to enjoy the green surroundings you will arrive in the large room only, which displays many relics as a kind of archaeological dig. descending down on a Boardwalk that goes all around the Hall are seen in numerous showcases latest findings-just like in a memo-medieval pottery, cooking-especially-to work backwards in time until you get, passing for Lombard and Roman age, prehistory and the bronze age, iron and copper and again before with some shrapnel and primitive tools to tens of thousands of years ago. the Windows in this space, very well equipped, shall be accompanied by information panels that albeit interesting make a little heavy and long. the first time I visited this Museum, when still there was the part about Turin, it took me about 4 hours to see and read everything. colored glass cups, ointment, buckles, combs, bronze statues, helmets and armor parts, tools, axes, arrowheads made of Flint River stones engraved is what we can observe in this space. There are also some reproductions of large boulders that bear carvings-the so-called dolmen-. beyond this area, continuing on the catwalk, you could access to another area in which were preserved Etruscan vases and other peoples, statues and busts of Roman and a couple of dugout canoes found in Piedmont. I think it's currently closed for restoration. was very old and very unappetizing this area. on the runway that sits atop the great Hall are regularly arranged small exhibitions. in 3 showcases are exposed right now and until 15 November collection pins axes, owned by the Museum. 10 panels introduce the topic and explain their evolution from the 10th century. b.c. to Roman times, as it came into the possession of the Museum, the materials of which they are composed, mostly bronze, such as assemblages of different finds were made in the past and which of those exposed are probably false. It is about 50 exhibits, to which is added a part than found in some burials discovered in 2016 in Gattinara. some drawings show how they had to be dressed the dead in these graves and where they put the pins, which served to hold together clothes and furs, as well as having decorative function. the visit of the single view requires half hour, the whole Museum requires at least 6 or 7 hours, if you want to see everything calmly. is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 to 19. the ticket price, which also includes the other museums of the Polo, is €12, free with the discount card for museums and the first Sunday of the month.
    View original
  • In the Archaeological Park just diagonally opposite the Porta Palatina. didn't have time to visit but the scu;pyures outside are interesting.  more »
  • The Museum is large and packed with exhibits, some quite interesting. Really nice the treasure of Marengo, alone worth the visit. Unfortunately the show is little teaching, and you may lose between the numerous exhibits if you are accompanied by a guide. The sequence in which are grouped the exhibits is cryptic, and descriptions are often very long, centered more on the find objects on their use. Anyway it is a nice Museum to spend a few hours, even if you're not passionate about ancient history.
    View original
  • HOW MUCH ABUNDANCE ... By purchasing the ticket the Sabauda Gallery, you can see the archaeological museum. There are many visible artifacts collected from finds in Northern Italy, especially from Piemonte (Cuneo, Asti, Cuneo, Biella, Ivrea, Marengo, Viverone, etc. ..) I must admit that it's all too rich. Basically I'd be for the centralization of such exhibits in a single Museum, but being so many, many of them should be given to finding places for creating small museums in local management through volunteers. See in a shrine 15 5 swords or swords does not change much. Inside the Museum you can see Roman objects found in the archaeological site of Monteau da Po, not far from Chivasso. Also the treasure of Marengo, a number of silver items stolen in 3° or 4° century a.d. by some barbarian invasions Temple temporarily hidden in the ground and found only in 1850 by a farmer in the territories near Alexandria. The last living room you can admire the remains of the Papyrus of Artemidorus and its long, troubled and yet mysterious story ... It's all really nice, but I came out with a bit of a bad taste in my mouth, as I feel that so much beauty and history it's a shame that it does not get more attended: maybe the kids, instead of parcheggiarli in front of a tv or a play station, should be left in these museums to discover their past!
    View original
  • Museum well organized, with very interesting exhibits display. The opening of underground salt adds charm. Combined ticket, which includes the Museum, the Royal Palace and Galleria Sabauda.
    View original
  • To visit
    View original
  • Very nice and well organized! Also if you do the ticket to the Royal Palace Museum and the sabauda Gallery are included.
    View original

Plan your trip to Turin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Turin

Turin is an imposing old city with an impressive variety of equally imposing and very expensive hotels. Centrally located chain hotels offer luxurious rooms and a full selection of modern conveniences, including fitness centers and award-winning restaurants. Visitors traveling on a budget can explore a host of reasonably priced B&Bs, situated within easy walking distance of Turin's main tourist sites. Family-run hostels just off the historical center provide good food, free parking, and insider tips about the city's bars and restaurants you cannot find in any guidebook.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Turin by other users

9 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ICELAND February, beaches, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 47 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Italy, France & Spain BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM PANAMA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Turin BY A USER FROM MALTA February, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Turin BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Turin BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Turin BY A USER FROM SPAIN January, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Turin BY A USER FROM SPAIN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Italy BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA January, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans