Egyptian Museum of Turin tickets and guided tours
The Egyptian Museum of Turin, also known as The Museo Egizio, is an archaeological museum, housing one of the largest collections of ancient Egyptian ...In the top 5 attractions for Turin
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The Egyptian Museum of Turin, also known as The Museo Egizio, is an archaeological museum, housing one of the largest collections of ancient Egyptian relics. The museum was founded in 1824 and is thought to be the world’s oldest and most significant museums of Egyptian artefacts, after that of Cairo. Initially used to exhibit the first Egyptian antiquities from the Bernardino Drovetti collection, purchased by King Carlo Felice, the museum collection grew over the centuries and is today composed of more than 40,000 exhibits.
The museum underwent significant renovations in 2015 to provide a more immersive and visitor friendly experience. Items are displayed in chronological order with artefacts dating back to the 4th century BC. Admire objects of everyday life, colossal statues, mummies, jewellery and amulets to discover the religious beliefs, lifestyle and traditions of the Pharaohs and their fascinating civilisation. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and events.