01.04.2015 - 31.12.2015
The museum that from 1st April welcomes the public and visitors from all over Italy and the world wishing to discover the wonders of ancient Egypt in Turin is a bigger, even more modern and more accessible museum.
The Egyptian Museum, the oldest in the world dedicated to this subject, enters the scene in its new role just a month away from Expo 2015, and reiterates Turin’s commitment to offering a broad cultural program for the World Fair.
Over 30 thousand finds and 10 thousand square metres, divided over four floors, which can easily be visited thanks to a new system of escalators and multimedia and digital paths such as the impressive trip up the river Nile. Among the many new innovations, the new Egyptian Museum offers a loft room with thousands of artefacts which it had not been possible to exhibit so far: a unique gallery with 30 perfectly preserved sarcophagi and audio guides even in Arabic.
Thanks to an agreement between Trenitalia and the Museum Foundation of Egyptian Antiquities in Turin, there will also be offers available in order to reach the Savoy capital by High Speed Trains with the "2for1" promotion, which allows you to pay only one ticket for two entries to the Egyptian Museum, when possessing the CartaFreccia or exhibiting the train ticket.
Two large reproductions of the goddess Sekhmet placed in front of the Porta Nuova and Porta Susa stations will welcome tourists arriving in the city for the occasion; a reproduction of Ramses II is on display instead in via Lagrange, along the road leading from the Central Station to the Egyptian Museum.