Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
4.5
Speciality MuseumsScience MuseumsArt MuseumsChildren's MuseumsDay Trips
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Museum is one of the most important of its kind in the world thanks to it vast collection and the many different scientific and educational activities it carries out. But what makes it truly unique is its special exhibit setup. The museum is located inside the Mole Antonelliana, a bizarre and fascinating monument which is the symbol of the City of Torino. And the various areas inside the Mole Antonelliana were the starting point for the Swiss set designer François Confino who, with talent and imagination, multiplied the museum's itineraries. He created a spectacular presentation that offers visitors continuous and unexpected visual and acoustic stimuli, just like when we watch a film that involves and moves us.
Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2024

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JCVH
Scotland, UK512 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo

Located rather surprisingly in the picturesque setting of Turin's famous Mole Antonelliana tower, the National Museum of Cinema was something of an unexpected bonus for me upon my visit to the Northern Italian city.

Offering a combination of frankly fascinating historical motion picture devices, this was a somewhat refreshing take on the 'cinema museum' offering a genuinely interesting, and in some cases interactive, journey through the entire history of the art, from projection images to props from more contemporary works.

As with all such things I'm always slightly dubious as the how authentic and 'screen used' some of the stuff is, but given Italian producer Dino De Laurentis (father of current Napoli football team owner Aurelio)had his fingerprints all over several big hits in the 1980s and early 90s anything is possible. Truth be told it's a shame he didn't deposit his infamously faulty robotic King Kong here as opposed to it rotting in a yard in South America.

Entry, when combined with the elevator to the Mole viewing platform, comes in at €15, which is decent enough, and there's more than enough to keep you occupied for a good couple of hours. The interactive exhibits and screens showcasing clips from films should even keep the kids amused.

Truth be told, the only thing that disappointed me was the lack of focus on Italian cinema. While somewhat shunned for years, Italian horror films have their own following, and the works of the aforementioned De Laurentis and Sergio Leone and his Spaghetti Westerns have attained legendary status in some cases. A bit more attention to those would've been nice and topical.

While maybe not the kind of museum people will rush to Turin to see, if in the city and visiting the Mole I'd definitely recommend a visit.
Written 1 February 2020
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stephan j
London, UK893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
If you visit this extremely interesting site, do buy the tickets in advance, otherwise you will wait inline for along time. Only 5 visitors are allowed in the lift which takes you to the top of the building from where you can enjoy the best view of Torino.

The museum itself is very interesting. It explain the history of cinema well, but when it comes to films and actors it does (rightly) focus on Italian films.

I loved it
Written 8 October 2021
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Jly1606
London, UK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We were in 2 minds about visiting as we had a 3yo with us. Definitely go and visit as its for all ages!

We got a entry and roof top view ticket and it was well worth it. We got there about 4pm and left about 6:30pm

Within the museum of you have a buggy the team will escort you to each level with a lift.

The staff were friendly and helpful
Lots of interactive sections in the museum for adults and children.

We went up in the lift for the panoramic views just before sunset. Please note coming down you may need to queue
Written 15 February 2020
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CarmineRedDarter
London26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The upper part of the museum is currently closed to the public. The two floors that are accessibile need refreshing for a moderna audience. I would not recommend visiting the Museum itself - what is worth it however, is a tour up the Mole Antonelliana which is the building where the cinema museum is located.

Positive aspects:
Second floor lie-down cinema chairs which also give a beautiful view on a breathtaking escalator that takes visitors to the rooftop terrace of the Mole Antonelliana. Entrance tickets to this escalator ride and the museum can be purchased as a package or also separately.
The roof terrace provides stunning views of the city.
Written 12 February 2020
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Giulia P
Italy245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Brace yourself and buy the tickets in advance, because the queue is always insane.
Allow yourself at least 3 hours to visit it, because there are a lot of videos to see, and interactive panels.
This museum tells you the history of the cinema and how movies are made from the shootings to the final product.
I really enjoyed the visit, but it think it can be improved by displaying more artifacts, and explaining better how animated movies and 3d movies are made.
Written 3 January 2020
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CADCardiff
Cardiff, UK158 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
A cacophony of sound and images - The building Is interesting and the collection and knowledge clearly vast. However, the curatorial displays and information are very messy and make little sense. The control of audio spill from one area to another is terrible and the ambient noise is difficult for the visitor experience and for making the most of exhibits. It’s a huge disappointment, given the quality of the collection and it’s importance. After a while you just get fed up on noise and endless over-hung images. The building is quite interesting but that’s all. The organisation is poor and the way visitors/tickets etc are dealt with is chaos. The shop and entry/exit is very poorly organised. The requirement to wear FFP2 masks is well advertised and totally understandable, it’s not a hardship. (May 2022) A great shame this isn’t a better experience - a great story is there to be told.
Written 31 May 2022
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ML-Brussels
Brussels119 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The iconic Mole Antonelliana is best appreciated from a distance. The atmosphere of the Cinema Museum inside is a cross between IKEA, your local aquarium, and Gatwick airport. Overcrowded, claustrophobic, no added value compared with what’s on the internet. Blaring noise. Zero social distancing. Why do they only organize guided tours on weekends and holidays when the place is over-crowded? Our guide constantly apologized for the crowds and had no insights of her own to impart. The “panoramic lift” allows you to admire the smog which obscures the mountains and anything worth seeing. At a "masterclass" with the director Michel Hazanavicius and his star and wife Berenice Bejo, whose one success was the marvelous silent film The Artist, the director of the museum kept intervening to dumb down the conversation whenever it threatened to become interesting. After a clip from The Artist which merited a discussion of the techniques used and the (obvious) references to Charlie Chaplin and other stars of the silent era, he could think of nothin g better to ask (twice) than how it felt to have won an Oscar for the film. This museum would be much better if it made up its mind whether to be a museum for those genuinely interested in the cinema or a sort of mini-Disneyland pulling in the crowds.
Written 14 February 2022
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SunriseSki
Singapore1,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
That building is truly iconic and has a story which is quite incredible. Was supposed to by a synagogue and then they ran out of money. Most of it is empty, and was taken by the cinema museum. The first floor has exhibits from the beginning, with how a long time people produced the first moving images. It is ok and probably such you need to have seen once n your lifetime. Later going up you make it to the most impressive hall with the elevator that goes up right through the middle to the viewing platform. There are different exhibits showing scenes of famous classic movies which is quite neat. The ramp that climbs up on the side takes you through different costumes over time. It very impresssive too.
Written 6 October 2020
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arnottdavies
London, UK306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Despite the complicated route through the museum this is a wonderful experience with too much to see for one visit. Luckily there is the lying-down area in the centre where you can lie back on red sofas and watch films to your heart;s content. And for a few extra Euros you can go up the Mole tower for a panoramic view of the city.
Written 21 March 2022
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Dierregi
Varese, Italy2,330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
One of my very favourites in Torino. I already visited three times and every time there is something new to see. The museum is hosted inside the Mole Antonelliana, a tall, impressive tower in the historical centre of the city.

There were restrictions to the entrance because of the Covid, but I bought my tickets online, with a set entrance time and we didn't have any problem and didn't have to queue to enter.

The first part of the visit is about the history of cinema from the very beginning and very interesting because of the ancient mechanical tools in display, proving that mankind has always be fascinated by moving images.

Then the museum develops the internal part of the tower, displaying wonderful photos, interactive tools, short documentaries and lots of memorabilia. Red velvet reclining chairs are available for visitors who want to watch images from the current exhibition. This time it was costumes used in many movie productions.

An amazing display of great artisanal skills, culminating with the elaborate costume built to celebrate the Mole and Torino. Definitely recommended, fascinating every time I visit.
Written 2 October 2020
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