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“very nice museum”

Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
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National Automobile Museum and 24 hour Open Bus Turin
Ranked #5 of 370 things to do in Turin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1932, the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile is one of the most famous tech and science museums in the world. With a contemporary and futuristic look, the museum's collection includes more than 200 original cars of 80 different brands, each supported by an interactive research system and a spectacular scenic design.
Geneva, Switzerland
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“very nice museum”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

It's a place you must visit even if you are not fan of cars.
All the family will enjoy.
It has a beautiful car collections and the museum in general is beautiful.

Visited January 2014
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“More style than substance”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

A beautiful museum with lots of nice exhibits. But sadly one that misses the mark that it aims at and nearly totally fails to inform or enthuse.

The endeavour, executed in perhaps the shallowest of ways, is to place the automobile in society and whilst at it in Turin. The approach is already dated in so far as there are specifics but the real failing is to miss in its entirety the technical developments and then to explain them.

As such it is hard to see how anyone, let alone a young person, is going to be excited and engaged by science and technology as encapsulated in the motor car. There is not even an explanation of how an internal combustion engine works. Let alone chassis design or other components. Many of which Turin had a hand in. The nearest is development of the wheel.

The above said, many might find the Italia which won the Peking to Paris 1907 Rally an evocative exhibit worth going for in its own right.

Otherwise, the masses of space in this attractive museum should be recast to give a better educational experience. We all respond to applied science - if given the chance to learn. There is little chance of that here.

Visited December 2013
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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“You do not have to be a car enthusiast to enjoy this museum”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

You do not have to be a car enthusiast to enjoy this museum. We visited mid-week just before the school holidays started, so the museum was surprisingly quiet. The absence of screaming children and over-enthusiastic teenagers helped our enjoyment of the museum. There are very well designed displays illustrating the development of the motor car. The museum outlines the development from early cars, handcrafted for the privileged wealthy to mass-produced cars for the masses. Not to be missed is a gleaming Isotta Fraschini, owned by Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) in the film Sunset Blvd. It still has the initials ND on the side.
The museum has a good, reasonable value, restaurant near the entrance. It can be easily be overlooked as it appears at first to be only a bar. In fact it is also a restaurant, apparently largely for
museum staff, but visitors can use it.
There is also a very good gift shop next to the entrance.

Visited December 2013
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Turin, Italy
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“Well designed museum for the auto buff”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Classic cars, old and new, on beautiful display along with historical replicas of workshops and hand-on videos and historical documentation. Not surprising, given its location and funding, the emphasis is on European cars, with particular attention to Ferrari and the rest of the Fiat line.

Visited January 2013
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“Great auto museum”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Greta museum, well laid out and fantastic access to the exhibits. The Martini exhibition was a fantastic bonus

Visited November 2013
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