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“See film history from an Italian perspective”

Museo Nazionale del Cinema
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Ranked #4 of 373 things to do in Turin
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Morristown, New Jersey
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“See film history from an Italian perspective”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

One of the stars of the museum is the location that one can see from miles away as at one time it was a temple with a spire that reaches almost to the moon. The museum includes a walkway that hugs the inner walls going up a couple of hundred feet—if your afraid of heights, stick the the other parts of the exhibit.

Other rooms include a history of film projectors and how images were presented to an audience, then leads one to a review of cinematic milestones complete with props and bios. Takes a couple of hours to go through but well worth the visit.

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Museo Nazionale del Cinema”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

A wonderful experience from both on front and behind the camera. Allow yourself three hours or more to full appreciate this unique museum. Everything from the earliest cinematography equipment to the Alien Beast

Visited October 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Captivating Collection”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The museum has an excellent collection and timeline history of the development of moving pictures through to today's modern flim-making. It was an added bonus that there was a feature on Scorcese when we visited - especially enjoyed the collection of personal and behind-the-scenes pictures. But the overall presentation was well worth every minute spent there.

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Stunning space”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

OK, who knew that Turin was the birthplace of cinema in Italy. This museum is located within the Mole Antonelliana (you should see this anyway) and you can save money by getting both. The space is very cool and fits the theme of cinema. Very dramatic and the exhibits are well thought out and interesting. Lots of old movie equipment and pre-movies technology. The red chairs are an interesting approach. Many people seem to fall asleep in them. Definitely, give this museum a look!

Visited August 2013
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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“Great museum if you like cinema”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The museum covers all things cinematic & the setting in the Mole is wonderful. There's a lot to see & it will be of interest even if you're not an Italian cinema buff. There was also a Scorsese exhibition when I visited which added to the experience. You can buy a combination ticket which includes the lift (elevator) to the top of the Mole. If you opt for this it's probably best to get there early & do the lift first as queues build for this as the day goes on.

Visited August 2013
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