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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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Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Skip-the-line Tour

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Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Skip-the-line Tour
$72.52 per adult
$77.48 $5.00 savings
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See the Royal Palace and the Egyptian Museum with great guides
The tour guides for each of the Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum were pleasant and very knowledgeable about their subjects. Highly recommended tour!
Lawrie_E, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Turin

star-5
Great guide. Extremely knowledgeable
Franciska_B, Jun 2022
Turin: Egyptian Museum 2-hour monolingual guided experience in small group
The whole exhibit. The pharaoh chamber. It was extremely easy to book the tickets. Great experience.
star-5
Egyptian museum tour
Amanda_R, Jun 2022
Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Skip-the-line Tour
Sophia brought ancient Egypt to life! She did an amazing job contextualizing the pre-dynasty from later periods!
star-5
Yes!
nina_s, Jun 2022
Turin: Egyptian Museum & city tour guided experience
Our guide was very informative, interesting and kind. He was from Egypt, married an Italian and lives in Turin. He can actually read hieroglyphics!
star-5
Interesting museums
christopher_a, Jun 2022
Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Skip-the-line Tour
Very interesting museums which were well described by our guide Sofia who was very well versed and knowledgeable. Very well worth the money spent.
star-5
Unforgettable experience in Turin
Nicole_H, May 2022
Small-group Egyptian Museum Skip-the-line Tour
An amazing tour for anyone, but especially for those that are lovers of history and ancient history. A must see if in Turin, and has to be done with a guide. My guide was wonderful and full of great information. I came out of the museum and tour wanting to go back.
star-5
Egyptian museum
ellen_s, May 2022
Turin: Egyptian Museum Monolingual Skip-the-Line Guided Mystery Tour,Small group
Marco was an incredible guide. He was right on time and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend to ask for him
star-5
Amazing!
IvanArmianov, May 2022
Turin: Egyptian Museum 2-hour monolingual guided experience in small group
The guide was very passionate and explained huge amount of things to us. He taught us how to read from left to right and vice verse the hieroglyphs, how to recognize Egyptian gods and so on. It was amazing tour and we spent 3 h with him.
star-5
Not to be missed when in Torino!
Stefan_B, May 2022
Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Skip-the-line Tour
Very smooth organisation, was lucky to have our wonderful and endlessly knowledgeable guide Carlotta even on a „private“ tour for the first part (Royal Palace) as noone else had booked that. Egyptian Museum is crowded but has incredible treasures, both Palace & Museum are a must see when in Torino.
star-5
Must see for new to Torino
Eric_C, May 2022
Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Skip-the-line Tour
Extremely knowledgeable guide with a perfect pace of timing yet intriguing detail that made you feel as if you understood what was being explained very clearly bith for the Royal Palac3 and Egyptian Museum. Highly recommend for first time visitors.
star-4
Lots of artifacts, tons to learn
Terri_A, May 2022
Turin: Egyptian Museum 2-hour monolingual guided experience in small group
The oldest mummy was around 6500 years old, as was a basket that looked brand new… amazing Our guide was very knowledgeable about Egyptian everything. Could answer every question we had. See My 4 stars is because I had really hoped to learn about cleopatra since she married two Roman’s. It would of tied into my Rome trip Plus, we could only look at so many mummies, coffins, scrolls and combs… 2 floors full Started to all like alike. Last floor was, thankfully, different.
star-5
Past comes to life
Gloria_A, Apr 2022
Turin: Egyptian Museum 2-hour monolingual guided experience in small group
Excellent, knowledgeable guide brought the exhibits to life. We loved it. From the ancient mummies to the statues of the gods the history of ancient Egypt opened before us.
star-5
Thanks Sophia for a great tour!
Beth_J, Apr 2022
Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Skip-the-line Tour
The tour with Sophia was great! She is very knowledgeable about everything in the palace AND the Egyptian museum, and she was flexible with our requests around modifying the tour for our needs.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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