Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
4.5
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The Museum is one of the most important of its kind in the world thanks to it vast collection and the many different scientific and educational activities it carries out. But what makes it truly unique is its special exhibit setup. The museum is located inside the Mole Antonelliana, a bizarre and fascinating monument which is the symbol of the City of Torino. And the various areas inside the Mole Antonelliana were the starting point for the Swiss set designer François Confino who, with talent and imagination, multiplied the museum's itineraries. He created a spectacular presentation that offers visitors continuous and unexpected visual and acoustic stimuli, just like when we watch a film that involves and moves us.
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stephan j
London, UK851 contributions
Couples
If you visit this extremely interesting site, do buy the tickets in advance, otherwise you will wait inline for along time. Only 5 visitors are allowed in the lift which takes you to the top of the building from where you can enjoy the best view of Torino.

The museum itself is very interesting. It explain the history of cinema well, but when it comes to films and actors it does (rightly) focus on Italian films.

I loved it
Written October 8, 2021
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arnottdavies
London, UK278 contributions
Despite the complicated route through the museum this is a wonderful experience with too much to see for one visit. Luckily there is the lying-down area in the centre where you can lie back on red sofas and watch films to your heart;s content. And for a few extra Euros you can go up the Mole tower for a panoramic view of the city.
Written March 21, 2022
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Travel_with_Panaes
Limassol City, Cyprus566 contributions
One of the few open museums/attractions when I visited from Milan for one day. What impressed my most is that this place blends successfully pure fun/entertainment with knowledge on the history of photography/cinematography and information on optics. It is well curated, extremely informative and I suggest you allow 3 hours minimum in order to explore extensively all parts of the museum. You can also book for observation desk with 360 degrees view to Turin and to break your visit in two parts . This a place for young and mature visitors and without particular interest for cinema but mainly for cinema history aficionados. Do not miss it especially if you have only one day to spend only and one museum only to visit in your list.
Written May 24, 2022
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CADCardiff
Cardiff, UK168 contributions
Couples
A cacophony of sound and images - The building Is interesting and the collection and knowledge clearly vast. However, the curatorial displays and information are very messy and make little sense. The control of audio spill from one area to another is terrible and the ambient noise is difficult for the visitor experience and for making the most of exhibits. It’s a huge disappointment, given the quality of the collection and it’s importance. After a while you just get fed up on noise and endless over-hung images. The building is quite interesting but that’s all. The organisation is poor and the way visitors/tickets etc are dealt with is chaos. The shop and entry/exit is very poorly organised. The requirement to wear FFP2 masks is well advertised and totally understandable, it’s not a hardship. (May 2022) A great shame this isn’t a better experience - a great story is there to be told.
Written May 31, 2022
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ML-Brussels
Brussels126 contributions
The iconic Mole Antonelliana is best appreciated from a distance. The atmosphere of the Cinema Museum inside is a cross between IKEA, your local aquarium, and Gatwick airport. Overcrowded, claustrophobic, no added value compared with what’s on the internet. Blaring noise. Zero social distancing. Why do they only organize guided tours on weekends and holidays when the place is over-crowded? Our guide constantly apologized for the crowds and had no insights of her own to impart. The “panoramic lift” allows you to admire the smog which obscures the mountains and anything worth seeing. At a "masterclass" with the director Michel Hazanavicius and his star and wife Berenice Bejo, whose one success was the marvelous silent film The Artist, the director of the museum kept intervening to dumb down the conversation whenever it threatened to become interesting. After a clip from The Artist which merited a discussion of the techniques used and the (obvious) references to Charlie Chaplin and other stars of the silent era, he could think of nothin g better to ask (twice) than how it felt to have won an Oscar for the film. This museum would be much better if it made up its mind whether to be a museum for those genuinely interested in the cinema or a sort of mini-Disneyland pulling in the crowds.
Written February 14, 2022
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CarmineRedDarter
London27 contributions
Solo
The upper part of the museum is currently closed to the public. The two floors that are accessibile need refreshing for a moderna audience. I would not recommend visiting the Museum itself - what is worth it however, is a tour up the Mole Antonelliana which is the building where the cinema museum is located.

Positive aspects:
Second floor lie-down cinema chairs which also give a beautiful view on a breathtaking escalator that takes visitors to the rooftop terrace of the Mole Antonelliana. Entrance tickets to this escalator ride and the museum can be purchased as a package or also separately.
The roof terrace provides stunning views of the city.
Written February 12, 2020
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Richard D
3 contributions
Couples
Excellent museum charting the early period of the moving image. The collection of artifacts is well presented and there is a high level of interactivity to help you engage with the subject matter.
When we visited there was a special exhibition on Italian director Dario Argento, not someone whose work I’m very familiar with, but it was interesting and informative. Well worth a visit for any film fan, bearing in mind that the bulk of the collection is from the time leading up to the wide scale popularisation of cinema as we know it today.
Written May 16, 2022
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JCVH
Scotland, UK477 contributions
Solo

Located rather surprisingly in the picturesque setting of Turin's famous Mole Antonelliana tower, the National Museum of Cinema was something of an unexpected bonus for me upon my visit to the Northern Italian city.

Offering a combination of frankly fascinating historical motion picture devices, this was a somewhat refreshing take on the 'cinema museum' offering a genuinely interesting, and in some cases interactive, journey through the entire history of the art, from projection images to props from more contemporary works.

As with all such things I'm always slightly dubious as the how authentic and 'screen used' some of the stuff is, but given Italian producer Dino De Laurentis (father of current Napoli football team owner Aurelio)had his fingerprints all over several big hits in the 1980s and early 90s anything is possible. Truth be told it's a shame he didn't deposit his infamously faulty robotic King Kong here as opposed to it rotting in a yard in South America.

Entry, when combined with the elevator to the Mole viewing platform, comes in at €15, which is decent enough, and there's more than enough to keep you occupied for a good couple of hours. The interactive exhibits and screens showcasing clips from films should even keep the kids amused.

Truth be told, the only thing that disappointed me was the lack of focus on Italian cinema. While somewhat shunned for years, Italian horror films have their own following, and the works of the aforementioned De Laurentis and Sergio Leone and his Spaghetti Westerns have attained legendary status in some cases. A bit more attention to those would've been nice and topical.

While maybe not the kind of museum people will rush to Turin to see, if in the city and visiting the Mole I'd definitely recommend a visit.
Written February 1, 2020
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besf
Antwerpen64 contributions
I don't have a problem to wear a mask, but obliging the visitors to wear a FFP2-mask is exagerated. But it was good for the shop in front who sold them rather expensive.
If you want to visit, book in advance. Waiting for 20 minutes or more in the sun or rain is not what you are dreaming of.
The museum itself was also disappointing. If you are a filmfreak you will not learn a lot nor see spectacular things. It's the history from the beginning. Seen that before.
The explanation panels (if there are, which is not always the case so you don't know exactly from which movie it is) don't give the information you expect neither. It is very Italian (they speak about Lires! Not even "translated" into Euros).
You have to follow a route, but that's not always very well indicated. So I missed the (probably most interesting part) demo of Virtual Reality.
Personal was not friendly. Rather agressive (Move! Move!). Just standing on a stairway looking at the big hall was not allowed. Why? No for that amount of money, I expect better.
Written May 31, 2022
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Alice P
Washington DC, DC102 contributions
I love movies. The National Museum of Film had a temporary exhibit of the films of Italian Dario Argento and, frankly, I don’t know much about the horror genre. So at least half of the exhibits were rather lost on me. The building is fascinating and (a little like the Guggenheim) the visitor’s path encircles the vast atrium. In the middle is a glass elevator that goes to the top of the building for dynamic views of the city (I took a pass. Not good with heights.) Definitely worth a visit. I especially like the first exhibits on pre-cinema.
Written September 24, 2022
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