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Egyptian Museum (Museo Egizio)
Egyptian Museum (Museo Egizio)

Egyptian Museum (Museo Egizio)

Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, Turin, Italy

The Basics

Founded in 1824, the Museo Egizio is the world’s oldest museum dedicated to ancient Egypt and covers four floors of the Palace of the Academy of Sciences (Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze). The collection includes human mummies, an important papyrus collection, and the Gallery of Kings (Galleria dei Re), a statuary collection organized and dramatically lit by Academy Award–winning production designer Dante Ferretti. Museum highlights include a papyrus measuring 60 feet (18 meters), an important statue of Ramesses II, and the Tomb of Kha, which dates to 3500 BC.

The Egyptian Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Turin. To avoid a long wait in line, book a museum tour with skip-the-line tickets. Many Turin walking or bike tours include a stop at the museum, as do full-day tours from Milan. For a deep dive into this significant collection, consider a private tour with an Egyptologist guide.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Turin

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Amazing
stephdch, Jul 2019
Egyptian Museum Private Tour - Skip-the-Line
One of the best tours! i learned so much with clara. I cannot even begin to thank her. She was so polite and understanding everytime i had a question.
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This museum is full of history, a...
Mark C, Apr 2018
Tour of Turin, ticket and guided tour of the Egyptian Museum
This museum is full of history, a truly memorable experience. Our guide was enthusiastic and knew every detail regarding this museum and about its history. Now we have a much better understanding of Egyptian life from 4,000 years ago. I highly recommend this tour!
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Excellent Choice
73leeb37, Oct 2018
Private last minute tour of Turin with the Egyptian Museum
With a one day trip to Turin from Milan we wanted to make the most of our time. Having a tour just for the four of us worked out perfectly. Our local guide Stephano was outstanding!! He adapted the tour to our needs and pace, was knowledgeable, caring and kind and made sure that we were able to get back to the station in time for our return train. The tour company was always very responsive to our pre-visit questions. The Museum was extraordinary and highly recommended! So happy we chose this tour!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A visit to the museum is a must for history buffs and a fun activity for kids, who especially enjoy the mummies and tomb.

  • The Egyptian Museum is completely wheelchair accessible.

  • Large bags, backpacks, and umbrellas must be left at baggage check at the entrance.

  • The museum houses a small bookshop and café.

  • Photography without flash is allowed in the museum.

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How to Get There

The Egyptian Museum is in the historic center of Turin, a 10-minute walk northeast from the train station. The museum is also accessible via tram (line 4 to Bertola) and any number of city buses to the Bertola or Castello stop. Turin is an easy day trip by car or train from Milan.

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When to Get There

The Egyptian Museum can be very crowded on the weekends so is best visited on a weekday. The museum is closed on Monday afternoon.

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Other Famous Sights to Explore in Turin

The elegant center of Turin is home to beautiful baroque, rococo, neoclassical, and art deco architecture. Highlights include sweeping squares such as Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Castello, the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale), Turin Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista, or Duomo di Torino), and Mole Antonelliana.

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