Museo Egizio
Museo Egizio
4.5
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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  • travelsafer
    6,994 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Museo Egizio in Torino, Italy
    This is my second visit to the Museo Egizio, but the first after the renovation. The museum is well organized and extremely interesting. There are thousands of artifacts and several human and animal mummies. One of the last rooms houses several big statues. Highly recommended visit if you are in Turin and chances are that if you are in Turin, you are there for this museum. Most information is in Italian, English and Arabic.
    Thank you very much.
    Written June 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 24, 2023
  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain20,491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful museum of old Egypt!
    Museo Egidio is an Egyptian Museum located in the center of Torino, the main city in Piedmont, in the North of Italy. I came here at morning and really I was almost all day (about 7 hours) visiting the facilities and all rooms, where you can see a lot of objects related with most of the dynasties in old Egypt like little statues, big statues, sarcophagus, mummies of animals and persons, typical Egyptian paintings, mud vessels and some others. An impressive museum, the best one related with old Egypt I have ever seen (I have not been to Cairo). Also, the best room called Kings room, you can see in a dark atmosphere some big statues of different Egyptian dynasties. Top museum, especially for Egyptian-lovers. Essential!
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Chris
    Bideford, United Kingdom111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tell your MUMMY - it's great!
    Entrance to here was included with our Turin Visitors card - a bargain for starters! Having been previously to many Egyptian Museums you might wonder how this place is any different? I think the main difference is the way the displays and put togethers, a real overload of information, in such detail, you would take literally all day to read everything. The displays are so big, they take up huge high ceiling rooms, the pieces really do tower over you, giving you the total scale of how amazing these things really are. This place definitely deserves the badge of NO.1 place to visit, so don't be put off by the number of people who go here - theirs room for you and, of course, your MUMMY too!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • leileireid
    London, United Kingdom684 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    I came to Turin to especially see this museum - I got my entry through the Torino pass. It’s a great museum with a free audio guide available via a QR code, the signs are all in italian and also in english and there is a very handy convenient cafe at the half way point to refresh. They have some wonderful mummies and they explain the progression of mummification through the years very well. What is nice is the mummie exhibits are marked and there are warning for those who could be sensitive to that. They have a lot and I did multiple entries to go and see everything because they have some fantastic items including tunics, makeup sets, hair accessories, Canopic jars and there cases a range of sarcophagus. I highly recommend doing one of the tours with the tour guides as it was really informative. The negatives: It’s a bit of faff having to book your ticket online with the Torino pass and then have to stand in a long line to get in activated. Compared to other museums there are less staff around at other museums it’s one staff member per room but here it was one per floor pretty much. The gift shop could use some more items.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 18, 2023
  • DarylJ552
    Carlsbad, California3,431 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    EXCELLENT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM IN TURIN, ITALY
    The Turin Egyptian Museum has several floors of mummys and Egyptian relics recovered from tombs in Egypt back in the early 20th century. I have seen the Egyptian collections in the British Museum and the Cairo Museum and The Turin collection rivals both of those. We bought tickets ahead of time on the internet and spent about three hours there.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 20, 2023
  • TonyDrum1
    Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    This is a great collection of Egyptian artefacts in a modern and well laid out museum. Good lighting also helps to provide dramatic effect particularly with the statues and mummies. Perhaps a few more interactive displays would have made this 5 stars.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Kathleen M
    Fribourg, Switzerland292 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant introduction to Ancient Egypt.
    One could spend an entire day here and still not see everything. The descriptions (in Italian and English) are clear and informative. There's a convenient café providing refreshments and also a snack lunch, as and when needed.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • Dwight
    Venice, Florida9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Egypt like never before
    Well, this was one of the most educational and compelling tours we took. Our guide, Nasr Ammar was so knowledgable, it was like walking back in time to the glory days of Egyptian culture. Mr. Ammar even taught us how to read hieroglyphs. This was to be a two-hour tour and it could have been a three or four hour tour. The museum, as we learned, is the best for antiquities and only second to Cario's museum. I urge you to take the tour and make it a day. We certainly enjoyed Nasr, both personally and professsionally. A real scholar.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 11, 2023
  • AJMglobaltraveller
    Staines, United Kingdom1,100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a museum to visit
    I was surprised by the size of the collection. It covered all aspects of Egyptian life over 4000 years ago including a wig of real hair. Although we were tired when we entered the museum we still took over 2 hrs to go round it. The insight into the lives of the middle classes was fascinating.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 17, 2023
  • Shefford
    72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see for anyone interested in Ancient Egypt
    This museum is a must-see for anyone interested in Ancient Egypt. A free audio tour is available via QR code, so bring your ear buds/headphones. There is an amazing number of exhibits, and signage is in Italian and English. The visit starts with a history of the museum, explaining how these artifacts came to Italy, before the start of the exhibits. Also, there is a very convenient cafe with excellent paninis, bagels etc, which provided a much-needed break during our four-hour visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 17, 2023
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Philip N
Edinburgh, UK23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Luca V
Pisa, Italy54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is the biggest Egyptian collection in Europe and the exposition has a quality that seizes you from the very beginning till the end. You can easily spent and entire day in here and still be captured by a deep sense of awe moving through the museum. The visit epilogue at the Gallery of Kings will make you speechless.
Written February 8, 2020
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mlbpafan
Loveland, CO1,618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Nice Egyptian museum with seating. This place has A TON of Egyptian artifacts. They have so much that you will even be enamored by the "overstock" merchandise they have! There are 3 main floors and it is organized very well. If there was one complaint I did have, it would be that they have too much stuff. I don't like standing for too long and it took us around three hours to make the rounds. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting, but bring comfortable shoes. There are great shopping areas around the area and even a market on certain days, but I recommend the museum first, then the shopping if your feet allow. They do have a ton of free lockers. Ask the coat check for a key to a locker. You will have to leave your ID, but I feel it's more secure and in your control that way.
Written February 10, 2020
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leileireid
London, UK684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I came to Turin to especially see this museum - I got my entry through the Torino pass.

It’s a great museum with a free audio guide available via a QR code, the signs are all in italian and also in english and there is a very handy convenient cafe at the half way point to refresh.

They have some wonderful mummies and they explain the progression of mummification through the years very well. What is nice is the mummie exhibits are marked and there are warning for those who could be sensitive to that.

They have a lot and I did multiple entries to go and see everything because they have some fantastic items including tunics, makeup sets, hair accessories, Canopic jars and there cases a range of sarcophagus.

I highly recommend doing one of the tours with the tour guides as it was really informative.

The negatives:
It’s a bit of faff having to book your ticket online with the Torino pass and then have to stand in a long line to get in activated.

Compared to other museums there are less staff around at other museums it’s one staff member per room but here it was one per floor pretty much.

The gift shop could use some more items.
Written August 18, 2023
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1970fog
Bern, Switzerland487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The Museo Egizio impresses with a large and comprehensive collection of artifacts of Egyptian antique works. The history of the found treasures such as pots, papyrus, mummies and sarcophagi are explained very well. Allow sufficient time (> 2h)
Written January 1, 2020
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Claire W
67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Fascinating museum! I was curious how there came to be an Egyptian museum in Turin and the history is well explained. There’s a lot about daily life in Egypt, from the Old Kingdom to the Romans and lots and lots of sarcophagi.
As the building is old, the small rooms can get crowded and you have to wait to see some displays. In the afternoon (3.30pm) there were school groups in many of the rooms, so it was loud as well.
Written March 19, 2023
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Thank you for your kind words, every comment is very useful for us and helps us to improve the visiting experience. Come back soon to visit and in the meantime stay in touch with Museo Egizio and continue to follow us on social media.
Written April 24, 2023
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Aliza R
Jerusalem, Israel77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We had a tour in English by a guide (from the museum) named Eduardo. Even those who are not interested in ancient Egypt will find interest in the museum and the Egyptian culture that Eduardo has shown us and explained fascinatingly. Thanks to Eduardo we loved every moment. It is a beautiful museum, special and different from all others.
Written January 30, 2020
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Tina M
Sohar, Oman279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We managed to squeeze in a visit to this spectacular museum between my son’s 10 day hospital stay after a ski accident, and the Covid-19 lockdown in March. This was his first day out of hospital, it was wonderful to feel normal, like tourists. We love taking fun pictures at Museums, thanks for allowing us to forget our worries for a day.
You have a stunning collection. I could have spent hours and hours admiring.
Written August 31, 2020
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Thank you!
Written August 31, 2020
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kph
Amsterdam, The Netherlands82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Excellent museum, great collection, well organized, but be aware that it’s all very dense so small kids won’t enjoy it. My 10 year old did Egypt as a theme at school so was more interested. My 7 year old who is fascinated by Egypt so was very excited about the visit got bored quickly. Be sure to charge your phone and take your earbuds, you can go around the museum use your phone as an audio guide. It’s a shame there’s not a section for making it more kids friendly.
Written August 21, 2022
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