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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  • The museum houses an amazing collection of Egyptian antiquities covering 4,000 years of history. There are four flours and 15 rooms to explore. The detailed explanations in English are really...  more »
  • Maybe the best Egyptian museum in the world(Cairo might have much more,but has not modernised)The location,the presentation and the collection itself are absolutely amazing!  more »
  • Definitely one of the very best! Over several floors, so many exhibits and explaining very well in many details different aspects and also the evolution of Egyptian culture over hundreds of years...  more »
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  • Museum has the magnificat collection. It really leaves a great impression after visiting it. I would recommend to take 3-4 hours to walk trough everything without hurrying. The only negative thing is that they don’t offer guided tour in English. You can borrow the headphones with audio & video guide which is great and really helpful but the guided tour would probably be better option.
  • Audio description is great, comes in Spanish, English, Italian, French and other Languages. Lots of steps but good experience. A few areas had items removed for study, which was a shame but understandable. New exhibition is not great - probably only really a 10m view, and the audio poems was a bit much for us. Main museum was great, especially the Tomb of Kings (ground floor)
  • An absolutely amazing collection of Egyptian artifacts! Housed in a beautiful brick building, this remains one of the most complete and oldest collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world aside from Cairo itself. Thousands of stunning examples of Egyptian life from birth to death and everything between. Mummies and sarcophagi are scattered throughout and the artistry and craftsmanship you can see here is mind blowing. Highly recommend if you have an extra couple hours.
  • Excellent museum to visit. It has one of the best collections of Egyptian art (probably after the British Museum). The way the pieces are presented makes all the experience even better. Very recommended if visiting Torino and a must if you are going with kids as I believe it is a great way to introduce them to history in a very interesting way.
  • Very interesting museum, a lot of museum collections. What I didn't like is that while you take a cloakroom number to hide your clothes, they take your ID card against you as collateral. I think that this is not lawful because in my absence the evidence could have been scanned and used in the manner not intended. I was shocked with my wife when we confiscated our evidence for the cloakroom number when we wanted to hide our jackets. We felt not nice, but we gave away our ID cards because otherwise we could not enter the museum. The museum has several floors. In addition, you get a device through which you can listen to headphones and watch movies about issues from individual places of museum visit. Unfortunately, there is no audio option in Polish.

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