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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  • I have had the opportunity to visit the Museum twice: before and after retrofitting, before and after the advent of the current Director. A huge leap forward. Now in the Museum there is a sense, a story, a path to follow, a logic. Now it shows the love of culture, the love that this direction has for his work. Now more than ever, is worth visiting. Whatever the cultural trail that you choose to do in the city of Turin, this museum is a must see. A year has passed since the visit that I had arranged for my mom, passionate of ancient Egypt, and she still talks. Congratulations to all those who work to ensure that this museum is what it is and more importantly, Kudos to the Manager to have it valued. CHECK IT OUT!
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  • Went with family in this museum that at least once in their life worth seeing it, very impressive and well represented. I highly recommend booking online because it's always packed and it's easy to find tickets
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  • Further, one of the best museums in Italy. Not only by the number of objects in the exhibition and the atmosphere, but it also is very didactic. First museum that I see where the audio guide is included in the price and not make you buy it separately. In addition to come in several languages you can select 3 types of routes depending on the time you have or the amount of detail that you want to know. There is even an option for children with animated characters and two mummies that also are exposed in the Museum. Simply fantastic. This museum really understands what the real objective: disseminating knowledge. And he does it in a fun and entertaining way. If I were to accuse him of something serious that there are few places for rest between rooms. Considering the amount of things that can be seen and than the tour long consumes you their good hours, comes a point when you need to relax or take a break. There are few chairs or benches and the only place for this purpose is the cafeteria on the second floor. Moreover, excellent and souvenir shop has several things that are worth.
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  • Very entertaining. A video guide was given to me in English on a phone with headphones. It gives you a tour through the Egyptian times starting from the beginning Usually I am not bothered about museums but this was very interesting. The tour last about an hour and 45 but you can choose which parts to listen about. It was very busy and reasonably priced.
  • As far as museums go, this one really is world class. Incredible displays with too much information to absorb. The hall of the kings is remarkable. Audio guides are very helpfull. It is modern with lots of multimedia facets. Worth every cent. My advice is to do it in reverse (start at the end). The displays get more impressive towards the end. We were tired and ran out of time so could not fully enjoy the last sections, which were the best!
  • Sure an excellence in Italy and the whole World. Unique relics can be found here. The tour is very enjoyable. Unfortunately waits can be hours long.
  • This museum is simply amazing, the displayed collection is breathtaking. All informational texts on objects are in both italian and english, plus ordering tickets via the online desk worked flawlessly. There's a 2 euro fee for ordering online, which i find ridiculous, but all in all it's still better than waiting in the line for 20 minutes.
  • I had very short time for Turin, so I decided to visit Egyptian Museum. Amazing experience not only because of the content, but also the environment: exposing, lighting, silence and audio/video guide. Although I was bymyself today, special thanks for caring/thinking about families/children ( Special program/ treasure hunting map). Deep bow.

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