Museums

Palazzo Carignano - Copyright Andrea Guermani

Torino is home to a great number of museums which attract thousands of visitors every year. Some of them are, in fact, unique in Italy and Europe and have gained international praise. Some others tell fascinating stories about the city and the country. All of them are certainly worth a visit. This is a list of the most famous ones: 

  • Egyptian Museum: with over 5,000 items it is one of the most significant examples of Egyptian art in Europe.
  • Natural Science Museum: a rich museum and a place for research projects that make it a landmark in the local scientific world
  • National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento: deeply linked to the historical background of the country, and of the city of Turin in particular, this museum preserves the very first Italian Parliament and the most significant evidences of the unification process of Italy.
  • National Cinema Museum: Unique in Italy, it is located inside the Mole Antonelliana building. Its peculiarity lies in the interactive and involving itinerary which guides visitors through the history of the “seventh art”. After your tour, you can take the innovative panoramic elevator to the top of the Mole and enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of Torino.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art:  Just outside Turin, the fascinating baroque Rivoli Castle has hosted, since 1984, one of the most important and internationally known museums of Contemporary Art in Italy. Here you can admire masterpieces of famous contemporary artists, from the 50s to nowadays, arranged in permanent collections and in temporary exhibitions.
  • Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery (GAM): its rich collection is made up of more than 45,000 artistic works, including photographs and videos retracing art history in Italy from the 19th century.