MISSION EGYPT 1903-1920. The Adventure of the Italian Archaeological Mission retold Until 09/10/17
The story of the first exhibition dedicated to the Italian archaeological Mission (M.A.I.) in Egypt and to the adventure of its founder, Ernesto Schiaparelli, begins in the Turin of the early 1900s: movies, objects, and historical documents welcome visitors and wrap them in the historical and cultural context in which the ambition matured to bring Italy to excavate in Egypt, with the aim of contributing to the history of Egypt and increasing the archaeological material of the Egyptian Museum Turin. For the first time, archival documents and photographic materials – many of them unpublished till now – are gathered to bring the activity of the M.A.I. in Egypt during the early decades of the 20th century to life, including unexpected successes and difficulties. As the exhibition unfolds, numerous more or less known characters emerge, protagonists of the archaeological research of the Egyptian Museum. Their biographies and their contribution to the enrichment of the collections are retraced through the exhibition of work objects and eyewitness accounts. Multimedia content, maps, large format photographs, both physical and virtual reconstructions of environments offer the audience an immersive and engaging experience. To enrich the visitor experience, the Egyptian Museum partnered with the Scuola Holden for storytelling. The audioguide places the soundtrack and dialogue of a film into the hands of the visitor - a film whose images are created from objects on display. And it is precisely Ernesto Schiaparelli who accompanies the public on this journey, traveling to Egypt from his office in Turin through a passionate narrative, written by Alessandro Avataneo and portrayed by actor Gianluca Ferrato.
Discover the Turin Egyptian Museum, specializing in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology. Devoted exclusively to the art and culture of ancient Egypt, the Egyptian Museum in Turin is home to one of the world’s largest collections of Egyptian antiquities with over 30,000 artifacts. The collection is the most important of its kind after the Cairo museum. The vast collections include mummies, papyri and everything related to ancient Egypt (including taxidermied animals). The Egyptian Museum in Turin is one of the most visited museums in Italy - and well worth the trip to Turin!
Admission ticket to the museum.
- Monday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
The ticket office closes 60 minutes before closing time of the Museum.
The ticket is an electronic bracelet. It is valid for one entrance. The bracelet must be worn by each visitor to the end of the visit: once removed from the wrist, the ticket is no longer valid.
VIDEO GUIDE: At the time of the pick up of the ticket, each visitor will be given a video guide, a new generation of equipment that will give you the opportunity to choose itineraries differentiated by content and duration.
In certain areas, the itinerary through the new Egyptian Museum is also punctuated by media that provide additional insights to the visitor.
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.
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PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive an email with your order summary plus a second email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]
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.
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.
Devoted exclusively to the art and culture of ancient Egypt, the Egyptian Museum in Turin is home to one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities with over 30,000 artifacts. The collection is the most important of its kind after the Cairo museum. The decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs, Jean-François Champollion, was one of the first among the many internationally renowned scholars who arrived in Turin (Champollion arrived in 1824). These scholars devoted themselves since then to the study of the collections, thereby confirming what Champollion had written: "The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin.”
The Egyptian Museum (its proper name is Museum of Egyptian Antiquities) is a set of collections overlapping in time - including the discoveries made as a result of excavations in Egypt by an Italian archaeological mission between 1900 and 1935. The museum includes mummies, papyri and everything related to ancient Egypt (including taxidermied animals). The Museum is divided into four floors (three floors above ground and one under ground) with a chronological itinerary. The Museum also has an important library and spaces dedicated to restoration and study of mummies and papyri.
In the year 2015, the Egyptian Museum in Turin reopened its doors to the public - after extensive renovation and with a new layout. The Egyptian Museum in Turin is one of the most visited museums in Italy-and well worth the trip to Turin!
- Full Price
- Reduced Price 1: for young people aged 15-18
- Reduced Price 2: for children aged 6-14
- Free access: aged 0-5
- Free tickets or special reductions proposed by the Egyptian Museum for special groups or special occasions are not available here. These are only available directly at the ticket office of the Museum.
- For discounts and free tickets, you are required to show the document proving your right to this ticket category before the withdrawal of the title of entry.
- Gratuity is reserved for people with disabilities with certification proving the disability to be greater than 74%.