Museo Egizio

Museo Egizio, Turin: Hours, Address, Museo Egizio Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Egizio
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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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.
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
Jun 2020
This museum is simply amazing and has on display very comprehensive, extensive and informative exhibitions. There I learnt that it was the oldest Egyptian museum in the world and second in significance of its artefacts only to the museum in Cairo!
Plenty of items of the Nilotic civilization are shown on several floors and many rooms, such as statues, sarcophagi, papyrus, mummies of humans, cats and even a monkey which could be quite embarrassing for some people, so keep that in mind. The audio-guides (in quite a number of languages) are preferred, especially if it is crowdy because it might be hard to get close to the descriptions of the exhibits.
We did not choose the "skip the line" option, just went there a little earlier and the line was not too long - buying tickets took about 20 minutes at max. Big bags and backpacks are not allowed in the museum and you will have to leave them in the lockers. Flash photography is not allowed but the light is sufficient for good photos.
Written May 26, 2021
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LakridsKaffe
United Kingdom126 contributions
Sep 2020
This was an amazing museum! The collection is enormous, and displayed in forward-thinking ways with a mix of glass cabinets, videos, "light shows", and interactive displays. We spent about 2.5hours here at a leisurely pace, but could easily have used 4hours if reading more of the information displayed.

Make sure you book ahead; at the moment, entrance to the museum is staggered between groups due to Covid restrictions. You likely won't get tickets on the day.
Written September 29, 2020
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JPD
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
There is so much to see here. Give yourself at least 3 hours if you want to do it justice. The entrance area and the first exhibition area were very crowded, especially with seemingly never-ending groups of school children. Things improved on the other floors. There isn’t much in the way of seating as you walk around, so be prepared for a lot of walking and standing. The cafeteria is also closed at the moment and food & drink are not allowed inside, so be prepared for a long trek without a pit stop. We were asked to keep haversacks in front of us by the not very friendly ushers, even though there was technically nothing to knock over as all exhibits are behind glass. Use the cloakroom facilities if you can. The links to online explanations on various exhibits via YouTube video clips are only in Italian The exhibits themselves are stunning and overall definitely worth a visit.
Written April 21, 2022
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Philip N
Edinburgh, UK23 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Don’t waste your money. For 15 euros I expected a better museum experience. Clearly the focus is on herding massive crowds through the door regardless of how it impacts on the quality of the experience. From the moment we arrived their was just shouting, pointing and ushering. We were funnelled through the gates with everyone else. At no point were we directed to where we could collect a map or an audio guide. Just someone looking at their watch and telling us to hurry up even tho we arrived during our booked time. After ascending numerous escalators we walked into the first room to see….. nothing. There are exhibits of course but the place was so crowded, mostly with school groups that you couldn’t get near anything nor read information labels. We tried walking around but every turn brought yet another raucous school group. It’s impossible to enjoy the museum like this, with the noise and the crowds and the pushing. We were also instructed to bring mask/face covering. Of course no one in there was wearing one except us. Given how much money we had spent we tried to persevere and thought we should return to the ground floor to get a map. Of course we were bellowed at yet again for going the wrong way. So clearly you are not free to enjoy the museum it’s purely a get in get out give us your money exercise in crowd control. By this point we had enough of the rude staff and the massive crowds and saw dozens and dozens more school groups gathering in the foyer so decided to leave. A truly awful experience. Its clear what the prime objective is here and it’s not Egyptology.
Written May 19, 2022
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debbie f
lancaster22 contributions
Oct 2020
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 informative. However be warned the collection does include a number of mummified bodies of both humans and animals ( including cats and a baboon ! ) The cost of entry is normally €13, however as one of the temporary displays was not available the cost was reduced to €9. Allow several hours to truly appreciate the collection
Written October 10, 2020
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ginsengNewYork
new york1,168 contributions
Aug 2021
Turin is considered to be the city where Egyptology began; its Museum of Egyptian Antiquities holds artifacts obtained in the excavation sites studied by the Italian Archaeological Mission in the 1900s, consequently to the (failed) Napoleonic Campaigns in Egypt. Thousands of artifacts, sarcophagi, mummies, papyri, jewels and statues are now exhibited in this impressive museum up to par with the Vatican, Louvre, MMA collections.
Among the most significant vestiges found are the intact tombs of Kha and Merit, along with the rupestrian temple of Ellesija.
One could spend days in this amazing museum: Exhibits are comprehensive and well curated with concise explanatory notes in Italian, English and Arabic..
Highly recommended.
Written September 8, 2021
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WilsonsDublin
Dublin, Ireland42 contributions
Apr 2022
Lots of school groups which we didn't expect on a Sunday. Some of their guides were very loud. Don't think it would be a good place for children. Very difficult to read the descriptions of the exhibits due to the lighting. You can get a locker to put your coats in for a euro which was handy as it was very hot.
Written April 6, 2022
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Marla7
Naas, Ireland734 contributions
Sep 2021
I have been to the Museo Egizio several times over 40 years and every time I thoroughly enjoy visiting it. The latest renovation makes the exhibition easier to follow throughout the ages and gives a lot more information on the artefacts and the history around them. Absolutely not to miss.
Written September 21, 2021
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Giancarlo J
1 contribution
Apr 2022
I saw this museum again, for the second time in my life, some 13 years ago. I loved it the first time, even more the second. But lately there has been a complete refurbishing of the museum's presentation and concept. I just visited it again and IT WAS TERRIBLE. I am very, VERY disappointed! The museum now looks like a collection of posh, rich man's lounges with the items arranged in thick-glass cages that have terribly small writings on the captions. Making it impossible to read the small descriptions of the items because all the rooms are now in complete semi-darkness. A terrible use of large mirrors has been made in the large (dark) rooms where the centerpieces, the royal statues, have been relocated. It used to be the second most important egyptian museum in the world, after Cairo's, but now it really is unpresentable. The last director(s) really have made a terrible job. Except of course for items that were found in tombs underground, all the large objects that were found on the surface should have daylight to be properly enjoyed. Awful.
Written April 3, 2022
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mdanelaite
Rijeka, Croatia3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Im sure the collection of artefacts is outstanding and world-class, but i wouldnt class this museum as child friendly. Sure, its safe and there are childrens bathrooms but thats about it, nothing interactive, nothing to touch or feel or play with. Compared to some other historical museums in the world that take young child’s learning to the next level and get them interested in a subject, this museum falls flat.
Written January 23, 2022
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Museo Egizio is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Museo Egizio admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $23.04, while a popular guided tour starts around $6.00 per person. See all 22 Museo Egizio tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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