Turin Museums

The main museums to visit in Turin (Italy)

The main museums and the royal recindence of the Savoy Kings to visit in Turin

The city of Turin offers more than 40 important museums, do not to miss the National Cinema Museum (the highest museum of the world) located in the wonderful building of the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin ( 167 meters high), and the Egyptian Museum, second in importance and quantity of finds only to the Cairo Museum.

Tourists spending longer time in Turin have to take into account also: the new "Polo Reale" (Royal Palace, Royal Armoury, "Galleria Sabauda", Museum of Antiquity), the "Palazzo Madama", the National Automobile Museum, the MAO, Oriental Art Museum, the GAM, Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art and, just few miles outside Turin, the Royal Palace and the gardens of La Venaria Reale and the Royal Palace of Stupinigi.

Torino + Piemonte Card

With the Torino + Piemonte Card you will have the opportunity to visit more than 180 cultural sites of Piedmont and use the public transport and the tourist services of Turin for a period of 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. Available all year is on sale at the Tourist Information Offices at prices ranging between 15 and 51€.

The main museums to visit in Turin and the royal recindence of the Savoy Kings

Egyptian Museum of Turin

Egyptian Museum of Turin

The Egyptian Museum of Turin is considered, for the importance of the finds, the most important in the world and second only to Cairo Museum.

The Museum's collections, of great historical value, cover a period of more than 4000 years and make accessible to all the knowledge of the Egyptian civilization, one of the most fascinating of the past.

Opening Times: Monday: 9 A.M. - 14 P.M., From Tuesday to Sunday 9 A.M. to 6.30 P.M. Fares: Adults 13,00€ - Reduced 9,00€.

Address: via Accademia delle Scienze 6 - Turin.
Phone: +39.011.5617776
Email: info@museitorino.it
Website: www.museoegizio.it

National Cinema Museum of Turin

National Cinema Museum of Turin

The National Cinema Museum is inside the Mole Antonelliana of Turin, symbol of the city, and offers a rich collection of optical equipment pre-cinema (magic lanterns), materials of old and new movies, movie posters, costumes and other national and international memorabilia. 

Inside the Mole Antonelliana a glass lift carries visitors up to a height of 85 metres, from where, good weather permitting, may be enjoyed an amazing view over Turin  and the surrounding mountains.

Opening Times: from Tuesday to Sunday 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. On Saturday open until 11 P.M. Closed on Monday.
Fares: Adults 10,00€ - Reduced 8,00€.

Address: Via Montebello, 20 - Turin.
Phone: +39.011.8138560/561.
Website: www.museocinema.it.

National Automobile Museum of Turin

National Automobile Museum of Turin

The National Automobile Museum of Turin, unique of this kind in Italy, opens to the public from March 20th 2011 completely renovated and with a new exhibition path that will show the story of the car, its transformation from means of transport to a cult object, from its origins up to the contemporary evolution of creative thinking, tracing step after step all the society periods.

The new National Automobile Museum of Turin, sets up by the Swiss-French designer Francois Confino, is not directed only to the fans of automobiles but designed in a modern and innovative way to engage a very large and heterogeneous people.

Opening Times: Monday 10 A.M. - 2 P.M., Tuesday 2 P.M. - 7 P.M., Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M., and Friday and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M.
Fares: Adults 12,00€ - Reduced 8,00€.

Address: Corso Unità d'Italia 40 - Turin.
Phone: +39.011.677666.
Website: www.museoauto.it.

Palazzo Madama of Turin

Palazzo Madama of Turin

Palazzo Madama hosts the Ancient Art Museum of Turin, which exhibits very important objects of art including: antique sculptures, an art gallery and a vast collection of porcelains.

Opening Times: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Closed on Tuesday. Fares: Adults 10,00€ - Reduced 8,00€.

Address: Piazza Castello - Turin.
Phone: +39.011.4433501.
Website: www.palazzomadamatorino.it.

Royal Palace of Turin

New Polo Reale of Turin

The new "Polo Reale", Turin Museums Complex, brings together in a single architectural complex among the city's most important museums such as: the Royal Palace, a great example of 17th century architecture, that was the residence of the Kings of Sardinia until 1659 and then Vittorio Emanuele II until 1865; the Royal Armoury, one of the richest collections in the world of firearms, sidearms, precious medieval pieces, Napoleonic relics and the armour belonged to Savoy Kings; the "Galleria Sabauda", one of the most significant Italian art galleries; the Museum of Antiquity of Turin, the most comprehensive regional archaeological museum which offers, through a visit recently renewed and exposure of thousands of exhibits, a wide panorama on the archaeology of Piedmont and other ancient civilizations in Italy, from prehistory until the middle-ages.

Ticket office to access to the four museums is located inside the Royal Palace, opens at 9 A.M. and closes at 7.00 P.M. Closing day: Monday.

The ticket includes the access to all exhibition areas of the "Polo Reale": Royal Apartments (first floor of the Royal Palace), Royal Armoury, "Galleria Sabauda", Museum of Antiquity. Fares: Full 12,00€, Reduced 6,00€.

Address: Piazza Castello - Turin
Four information and tours,
phone: +39.011.4361455
email: pr-to@beniculturali.it
sito web: www.museireali.beniculturali.it/

Royal Palace of La Venaria Reale

Royal Palace of Venaria Reale

The Royal Palace of La Venaria Reale is one of the largest royal residences in Piedmont.

It has been opened to the public in October 2007 and achieved an immediate success; the number of visitors increases year after year and at present this royal residence is in 5th place in the ranking of the preferred tourists destinations with regard to the Italian cultural heritage.

Opening Times: from Tuesday to Fridey 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Saturday and Sunday open until 6:30 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Closed: 25 december.

Fares Royal Palace + Garden: Adults 20,00€ - Reduced 18,00€.

Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 4 - Venaria Reale (Turin).
Phone: +39.011.4992333
Email: prenotazioni@lavenariareale.it
Website: www.lavenaria.it

Royal Palace of Stupinigi, near Turin

Royal Palace of Stupinigi

Located 10 km from the center of Turin, the "Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi" is a baroque masterpiece designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra and it is part of the circuit of the Royal Savoy Residences in Turin of the Piedmontese Corona Delitiae, which has been recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The building started in year 1729 and continued throughout the XVIII century. The complex of the "Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi" consists of 137 rooms and 17 galleries; the artistic heritage includes works from the XVIII century: frescoes, paintings, furniture, objects, sculptures of great value.

After 6 years of restoration, you can visit 20 rooms of the royal apartment and the central hall.

Tours possible every days except Monday. From Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5.30 pm; Saturdays and holidays from 10 am to 6.30 pm. Guided tours by appointment.

Fares: Adults 12.00€, Reduced 8.00€ (seniors over 65, young people from 6 to 18 years). Free admission for children under 6 years.

Information and reservations: phone +39.011.0133073;
Email: biglietteria.stupinigi@ordinemauriziano.it

GAM - Municipal Gallery of modern and contemporary art

The Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery is one of the most important museums of Turin. It offers a  collection of over 45,000 works including paintings, sculptures, installations and photographs, a rich collection of drawings and prints and one of the most important European movie collection and artist videos.

Opening Times: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Fares: Adults 10,00€ - Reduced 8,00€.

Address: Via Magenta 31 - Turin.
Phone: +39.011.4429518.
Email: gam@fondazionetorinomusei.it
Website: www.gamtorino.it.

Museum of the Risorgimento

The Museum of the Risorgimento of Turin opens to the public from March 18th 2011 with an exhibition completely renovated and divided into 30 rooms, where the visitors can admire the 2,400 pieces selected from more than 50,000 preserved.

Opening Times: from Tuesday to Sunday 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Fares: Adults 10,00€ - Reduced 8,00€.

The Museum is housed in Palazzo Carignano just a short walk from the Egyptian Museum. Address: Via Accademia delle Scienze 5 - Turin.

Phone: +39.011.5621147.
Email: info@museorisorgimentotorino.it
Website: www.museorisorgimentotorino.it..

The Medieval Village of Turin

Created by a group of artists in occasion of the Italian General Exhibition of 1884, the medieval village of Turin is a remarkable example of a 19th century reconstruction of buildings and decorations of the late Middle Age. In the village, roads, houses, squares and fountains have been rebuilt. The designers were inspired by the artistic and architectural features of over 40 buildings of the XV century in Piedmont and Aosta Valley. The fortress overlooking the village, reproduces parts, interiors and garden of an aristocratic residence of the XVth century.

The medieval village of Turin is open (free) all days from 9 A.M to 7 P.M. (until 8 P.M. in summer), the fortress is accessible by guided tours (approx. 30 minutes) from Tuesday to Sunday: from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Fares: Adults 6,00€ - Reduced 5,00€.

Phone: +39.011.4431701/02.
Website: www.borgomedioevaletorino.it.

The Museum of the Holy Shroud of Turin

The Museum of the Holy Shroud of Turin that preserves all the documents and illustrates the history of scientific research that began over a century ago, in 1898, which has since been continued by researchers with different types of expertise, who have tried to decipher the shroud and its image, in order to try to unravel its mysteries. The visit to the Museum can be made with the aid of audio guides in five languages (Italian, English, German, French and Spanish). The museum can also be visited by blind people.

The visiting hours of the Museum of the Shroud of Turin: every day, from 9 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm (last admission 1 hour before closing). Booking in advance is recommended for groups. Information: tel. +39.011.4365832 - email: museo@sindone.org.

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