Museo Egizio, Turin

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Dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture, Museo Egizio 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 Museo Egizio and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We booked the guided tour (and luckily!) which allows us a priority entrance and two hours of great driving. Unfortunately, the organization is poorly cared for: the groups mingle in the confusion and lack precise indications on arrival. Otherwise the museum is fantastic, unmissable!
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  • Beautiful and interesting A new way to see mummies with three-dimensional models, new films for new cultural horizons Recommended!!!!
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  • Remarkable call for a visit to Turin, although the city is beautiful regardless. Exhibition well structured and organized, to be seen in a couple of hours. Bookshop undertone, should be upgraded. Tickets to be taken for strength online, to avoid unnecessary queues
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  • An impressive museum where we keep very good memories. I strongly recommend to visit it for adults and children at very interesting prices. If you go there on your birthday, admission is free. The visit takes 3 hours to see everything in detail. The museum is well arranged not very hot. Cool places. Seats on each floor for a short break. Nothing to say but to do.
  • I went back to the museum after its renovations, and I loved it. Some of the relics are absolutely stunning, and the curators focused on representing the Egyptian culture in both broad strokes and everyday-life details. You even find a couple of examples of "free" artistic expression, more independent from the fixed canon of the time, which I found was a lovely surprise. I am monitoring the temporary exhibitions' calendar looking for some excuse to go back
  • Alright, so this is actually the only thing I did in Torino. The museum is excellent and actually pretty cheap to get into. There's tonnes of exhibits and interesting displays. I wouldn't have expected that out of an Italian Egyptian museum. I also love that it wasn't too touristy and that it was pretty chilled and relaxed. I had a great time. If
  • This is indeed a treasure and not what you might expect to come across in Turin... but there it lies resplendent. We spent a fascinating couple of hours and more but it was barely enough to scrape the surface of this wonderful museum. It sets the context for the excavation projects really well and displays the major discoveries in a highly informative way. One of the many highlights is a detailed set of image projections onto a full sized model of a sarcophagus explaining the meaning of the various hieroglyphs & paintings. The Gallery of the Kings was also superb.
  • 5 euro entrance fees. The museum charged us 2 EUR for keeping our bag. Even bags for babies were not allowed inside. It is one of Turin’s greatest museums. With its 4 floors and numerous exposition rooms, this recently renovated Egyptian museum is the second largest in the world, after the one in Cairo! The collection includes statues, sarcophagi and mummies, so you can immerse yourself in ancient Egypt for at least 2 hours.
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