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Museo del Carcere Le Nuove

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Address: Via Paolo Borsellino 3, 10138 Turin, Italy
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+39 011 760 4881
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17:00 - 17:10
15:00 - 15:10
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Sun 17:00 - 17:10
Sun - Sat 15:00 - 15:10
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Touirism at prison

Very original museum. It makes you reflect about our society . I would recomend to complement this visit with a visitt to the underground bunker.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
vasilievichigor
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Ufa, Russia
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Ufa, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very original museum. It makes you reflect about our society . I would recomend to complement this visit with a visitt to the underground bunker.

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Museo_Le_Nuove, Direttore at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, responded to this review

Dear visitor thank you for your visit to the Museum and thanks for your review. Best regards More 

Wigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We arrived at the museum at 3:10pm one afternoon and headed in to get tickets. When we got there the ticket staff said that you can only go in if you're on a tour. We hadn't realised this so asked what time the tour was and he said it was 3pm. I asked that given the time and the fact... More 

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Agrate Brianza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Very interesting tour in a real prison, that was used also during the fascist period and by German occupation forces just after the end of WW2. In about 2 hours, you can visit several sections of the prison and learn the story of many victims of past regimes. I really recommend it also for children: a real lesson of history... More 

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Museo_Le_Nuove, Direttore at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, responded to this review

Dear visitors thank you for your visit to the museum is that the air raid shelter. I want to thank you for your valuable review Cordial greetings More 

Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

The prison is really interesting, however you won't get too much if you don't know Italian. The tour guide speaks only Italian, No audio guide, and on the boards inside you won't find even one English word! The ticket office will provide you with some notes in English, But the info is nothing in comparison with information tour guide is... More 

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Museo_Le_Nuove, Direttore at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, responded to this review

Thank you for your visita.Mi sorry for the problem not to speak inglese..stiamo trying to solve the problem with audio guides Best regards More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

Visited this prison when we were in Turin on 30/03/15 from reading the reviews on trip advisor It was a brilliant experience and a great tour They even allocated an English speaking guide That helped as the main guide only speaks in Italian It's aprox 1hr tour and very interesting walking through all the old prison, great attraction would highly... More 

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Museo_Le_Nuove, Direttore at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, responded to this review

Dear visitor thank you for your review. We have done everything possible to put it in terms she could understand our guide. We hope to have succeeded. I greet you and thank you for your presence in our Museum kind regards More 

Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

I liked to see how a building has been adapted Ask the guide to show you the church. It is worth a visit.

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Museo_Le_Nuove, Direttore at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, responded to this review
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Grazie per la sua recensione Saluto cordialmente More 

Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

I was expecting a tour of an old jail, but this 3-hour visit was so much more. We had a great guide bring us through the prison and give us so much history and context. This jail is full of stories of resistance fighters and victims of the Fascist regime, and it was a sobering and powerful experience to visit... More 

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Museo_Le_Nuove, Direttore at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review cordial greetings More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

I was curious to see an actual prison and I found the place very interesting. You only can visit on guided tours that happens every day at 15 o'clock and you don't need to book, just show there on time. Actually, I tried to get some information by phone, but a machine answered and I've been on the same day... More 

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Museo_Le_Nuove, Direttore at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, responded to this review

Dear visitor thank you for your visit to Museo.purtroppo visits are scheduled at 1500 hours here 'cause at 13 nessuno.Spero that there was the news that we have tried to give her sufficenti.Stiamo have been preparing guides written in different languages ​​so d be able to meet the majority of visitors Best regards More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

Guide was very nice and the experience was very interesting. I did this tour in italian however, so I did not quite understand everything that was said. Nevertheless to see how people here lived is very humbling

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Museo_Le_Nuove, Direttore at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, responded to this review

Good evening dear visitor, thank you for your visit to Museo.Mi sorry that at the moment the guide and 'was made only in preparing italiano.Stiamo in these days of the guides in different languages​​, so that our visitors can make a visit Museum understand. Thanks again hello More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

One of the most interesting things to do in Turin. The prison is run by a voluntary organisation who "rescued" the prison after it was left to rot when all the offices were moved elsewhere in 03. Can only enter with a guide and the visit takes two hours.

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