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Egyptian Museum of Turin

Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Turin, Italy
39 11 561 7776
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Ranked #15 of 141 Attractions in Turin
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: The Museo delle Antichità Egizie is the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture. Many... more » Owner description: The Museo delle Antichità Egizie is the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture. Many international scholars, since the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs Jean-François Champollion, who came to Turin in 1824, spend much time pouring over the collections. It was Champollion who famously wrote, “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin”.The collections that make up today’s Museum, were enlarged by the excavations conducted in Egypt by the Museum’s archaeological mission between 1900 and 1935 (a period when finds were divided between the excavators and Egypt).The Egyptian Museum in Turin has begun 2009 an important project which wants to widen spaces in order to enhance the collections through modern museographical and museological criteria. The Museum will be open all over the period of restoration and the New Egyptian Museum inauguration is scheduled for the year 2015. « less
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Kenilworth, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the Egyptian Museum with a group of friends and I have to admit I was absolutely bowled over. There is no way I would have expected a collection of Egyptian artifacts of the depth and quality we saw here anywhere outside of Cairo, let alone Turin Italy. The exhibits are very well laid out with good explanatory information... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Turin specifically to visit this museum, and are so glad we did. We visited two mornings running - the second visit was in case we'd missed something (we had!) and to take photos, which you can do, provided you don't use flash. In early September, unlike a previous reviewer, we did not find the place over-run with... More

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Valletta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum on our first day in Turin and we are glad we did. We opted to do the guide tour. The lady who was our guide was very informative, the only drawback was that due to the huge amount of artifacts she had to be quick , thus it was not possible to linger and enjoy the... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I liked everything about this museum from the clear and concise labelling of the showcases, the captions, the subdued atmosphere of the tomb, to the very clever lighting in the statuary.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This museum has an extremely comprehensive collection of finds from Egypt (is there anything left there) including some rare finds like complete tombs. It is set up well, and the display of statues at end is a masterpiece. I used the audioguide which had some interesting facts not found on the written descriptions although they seemed to have rearranged parts... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the museum's extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts. However we did not get audio guides as our experience is that they always take too long. There were only a few displays where we wished for more information and even without the guides we spent several hours there. Definitely worth a stop.

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Ottawa Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My father is from Egypt and we have been there several times. We have been to the museums there as well as many exhibits in the US - this is definitely the best collection outside of Egypt! The collection is amazing! The museum is huge - the size of most art museums.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This museum is apparently the largest and best collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts outside Cairo, and this is easy to believe. There is a temporary new layout whilst work is carried out, but, from what I've read in guide books, it seems the whole normal collection is still on display, so there is no need to worry about missing out.... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Egyptian Museum is a milestone for any visit in Turin. It is great now and it will be even better at the end of the renewal.

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We did not realise that this museum was in Turin but it is amazing! We did find it hard to find but that could just be our map reading!

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