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Tour of Turin, ticket and guided tour of the Egyptian Museum

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    Stop At: Museo Egizio, Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6 Aperto Anche il Lunedi Mattina, 10123 Turin Italy

    Discover the Egyptian Museum of Turin with a guided tour for small groups and marvel at the splendour, luxuries and daily life of pharaohs and queens of Ancient Egypt.

    First in the world by foundation and second in importance only to that in Cairo, the Egyptian Museum of Turin now houses about 300,000 finds and over 26,000 are kept in warehouses for the purpose of scientific research. Mummies, papyri and funerary finds of the great pharaohs make it an unmissable stop for any visit to the city of Turin.

    The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities was founded in 1824 thanks to the purchase by King Carlo Felice of a large collection of Egyptian antiquities, from statues, sarcophagi and mummies to papyri, bronzes, amulets and everyday objects (initially put together by the egyptologist Vitaliano Donati and later enriched by Bernardino Drovetti, consul general of France in Egypt). Thanks to excavations conducted in Egypt at the end of the nineteenth century and in the thirties, the collection continued to expand until it reached the extraordinary grandeur of our days.

    Discover the Isiaca Mensa (first object in Turin for the museum, probably built in Rome in the first century AD for a temple of the goddess Isis), the little temple of Ellesija (last object acquired by the museum thanks to a donation in 1970 of the Arabic Republic of Egypt for the Italian support in the rescue of the Nubian monuments) and a copy of the Rosetta Stone, now preserved at the British Museum in London.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Piazza Castello, 10123 Turin Italy

    Walk through Piazza Castello, the ancient nucleus of royal power...
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    Departure Point
    Piazza Castello, 215, 10124 Torino TO, Italy
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum
    • Guided tour of downtown Turin
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Egizio
    • Transfer from/to the hotel
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • In the event that the minimum number of participants for the guided tour is not reached, the customer will be offered an alternative date for the reservation or a full refund.
    • Any 0-3 years old children must be indicated at the time of booking, as there is a maximum number of allowed entries to the museum. In the presence of children not reported at the time of booking, the entry will not be guaranteed.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Walked around Turin for a bit then toured the Egyptian Museum. Highly recommend the museum. Total tour of 3 hours was a bit much for second day of trip while being severely jet lagged but thru no fault of the tour.
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    Response from Fab1620, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Tour of Turin, ticket and guided tour of the Egyptian Museum
    Responded 14 Nov 2018
    Dear Bob B, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your guided visit inside the Egyptian Museum in Turin. We hope to have you again as our customer, perhaps for your next visit to another Italian city!
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