Guided by the Museum Egyptologist: Animals or Gods?

Snakes, hawks, jackals, cats - discover the Egyptian pantheon!

Overview

With this guided tour through the famous Egyptian Museum in Turin, you and your family will discover how the inhabitants of the ancient Egyptian experienced divine presence in every aspect of life. You’ll learn about the many different animal shapes the gods took on in order to demonstrate their power, and you’ll learn how to recognize them in the museum collections.

Guided by the Museum Egyptologist.

Duration: 90 minutes.

Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Arabic (availability to be confirmed).

Target audience: families with or without children (9 participants)

 

Times and Languages:

Visits in Italian and English (reservation required at least 3 days in advance) and French, German, Spanish and Arabic (to be confirmed, reservation required at least 7 days in advance):

  • Every Monday morning from 09.00 am to 12.30 pm

  • Tuesday through Sunday:

    • June - February: 09.00 am to 5.00 pm

    • March - May: 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be communicated within 72 hours prior to the date of the visit. Refunds for no-shows are not possible. Tickets may only be used on the date and at the time booked for.

 

Museum Rules of Conduct:

You must adhere to the guidelines on the signage.

It is forbidden to touch the exhibits.

It is forbidden to bring food and drink.

Throughout the building, smoking is forbidden (the ban includes  electronic cigarettes).

The museum is forbidden to animals.

It is forbidden to talk on the phone in the exhibition halls, please silence your ringtone on your phone.

You need to maintain a moderate tone of voice.

In the entire complex, it is forbidden to run, sit on the ground, bring bags, backpacks and bags larger than those indicated. For bags (larger than 45 x 30 x 40 cm), luggage, and backpacks, the use of the wardrobe service is compulsory (paid service).

Throughout, it is forbidden to conduct any promotional or paid services.

The video guide is reserved for individual visitors, it cannot be used by school groups and children under the age of 5.

The use of flash photography is prohibited.

For photos and professional videos, you must request permission of the management of the Museum in writing and in advance.

 

Turin Egyptian Museum Guided Tour: Animals or Gods? | WEEKENDinITALY

The ancient inhabitants of the Nile Valley sensed God's presence in every aspect of their lives - in the abundant waters of the Nile, as well as in drought or famine, in war or in business success and social relations. The positive or negative outcome of every action depended for the Egyptians on the mood of the gods. Discover this interesting universe, and get to know whom this ancient people entrusted with their destiny.

Guided by the Museum Egyptologist, children and their parents will discover the ancient Egyptian gods, learn to distinguish the shapes they choose to manifest themselves and demonstrate their immense power.


 

Itinerary of the guided tour

The guided tour concentrates on a selection of display cases distributed in all the exhibition areas. The itinerary begins on the second floor, where the painted cloths, the ritual cups and jars represent the oldest animal forms that become more defined and numerous over time. Continuing on the first floor, the village of Deir el-Medina allows to meet the mysterious deities worshipped at home by artisans and artists who lived in the village. The artefacts of the gallery of sarcophagi and the subsequent rooms, as well as the decoration of the sarcophagi and the scenes contained on papyrus illustrate the creator divinities and those related to the life after death. You can also appreciate the importance of the cult of sacred animals, whose taxidermied bodies are well recognizable in the display cabinets! The itinerary ends on the ground floor in the scenic Gallery of the Kings, in the presence of the powerful goddess Sekhmet.

Before You Book

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

Restrictions and rules of conduct

You must adhere to the guidelines on the signage. It is forbidden to touch the exhibits. It is forbidden to bring food and drink. Throughout the building, smoking is forbidden (the ban includes electronic cigarettes). The museum is forbidden to animals. It is forbidden to talk on the phone in the exhibition halls, please silence your ringtone on your phone. You need to maintain a moderate tone of voice. In the entire complex, it is forbidden to run, sit on the ground, bring bags, backpacks and bags larger than those indicated. For bags (larger than 45 x 30 x 40 cm), luggage, and backpacks, the use of the wardrobe service is compulsory (paid service). Throughout, it is forbidden to conduct any promotional or paid services. The video guide is reserved for individual visitors, it cannot be used by school groups and children under the age of 5. The use of flash photography is prohibited. For photos and professional videos, you must request permission of the management of the Museum in writing and in advance.

Cancellation Policy

Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) for cancellations up to 3 business days before the event. Cancellations less than 3 days before your booked event and no-shows are not refundable.

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