Museo Nazionale del Cinema

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Museo Nazionale del Cinema

Museo Nazionale del Cinema
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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.
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Egl
15 contributions
amazing experience
Aug 2021
Amazing experience. You have to plan at least 3 hours to see most of the musee.
Bad that the tickets for the lift were sold out online and that the queue was about 45mn, even at 9:00.
Bad that there is no guide or translation for french.
But really to do ! I will come back to further discover.
Written 11 August 2021
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Laurie T
Paris, France163 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2020 • Couples
Really Amazing, interesting. You'll be able to find any types of cinema here, with a great disposition.
Written 20 October 2020
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SunriseSki
Singapore920 contributions
It’s about the building!
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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Tom
Hertford, UK49 contributions
Wonderful 5 hours!
Oct 2020
Loved it. The lift journey is worth the admission on its own. The cinema museum is a wonderful trip through the history of film within incredible antique cinematic equipment on display. If you like costume, it’s perfect with a never-ending display.
Written 4 October 2020
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Dierregi
Faro, Portugal1,961 contributions
Definitely a must if you visit Torino
Sep 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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trvlin_man
United States235 contributions
A wonderful discovery
Oct 2019 • Friends
I had no idea how important Italy was in the history of cinema or that this museum even existed. A wonderful combination of fascinating and campy, if you enjoy movies, you will love this place.

Two memorable scenes. Lying in the personal recliners watching scenes of movies from around the world, on massive screen, dubbed in Italian. And riding the terrifying glass elevator to the rooftop viewing area, with the best view of Turin in the city.

A very fun afternoon!
Written 23 September 2020
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Milesgavin
Ruislip, UK30 contributions
Great visit
Aug 2020
Nice place to go, but they had a rigid one way system in place which meant you needed to go right to the top to come all the way down. We weren’t worried about the costumes, but had to see them to get out!!
Written 19 August 2020
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Salvo M
Borriana, Italy9 contributions
Cinema and art
Sep 2019 • Family
A nice fully immersion in the history of the so-called seventh art. Booking in advance is highly recommended.
Anybody is likely to bump into the movie of their dreams. Visiting the interior of the mole makes the experience even richer to the point you'll be tempted to going back and taking advantage of the elevator which gives a bird's eye view of the Sabaudian town.
Written 3 August 2020
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
Impressive museum
Dec 2019
We were not sure, at first, what to expect but we got amazed from the very beginning by the exhibition. Lots of items are displayed on five levels, some of them on a spiral pathway - original photography equipment and optical devices from the era before the motion movies till now, including a "lanterna magica", with a lot of explanations in English and interactive methods to demonstrate the principles on which they work; movie posters; objects used in real movies; areas dedicated to different movie genres, etc. There are plenty chaise-longues in the main hall, just under the cupola of Mole Antonelliana, where visitors can watch excerpts from famous films on several screens.
The visit to this informative museum can be combined with a lift ride to the roof where the whole city of Turin and the Alps in the background can be seen.
Written 8 May 2020
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Mario C
6 contributions
Museo Nazionale del Cinema Torino
Apr 2019 • Family
Incredibly interesting museum. One of the few museums completely dedicated to the art of cinema. All original items (not copies) from the origins to nowadays. Not to miss if you come to Torino.
Written 5 March 2020
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  • Sun - Mon 09:00 - 20:00
  • Wed - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sat - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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