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A new proposal for the Egyptian Museum of Turin: Free from 2028

The Egyptian Museum of Turin‘s new proposal follows in the footsteps of the world’s most famous museums. Director Christian Greco has set a new, revolutionary, and ambitious project: to make the museum free by 2028 in British Museum style.

The proposal was announced during a joint hearing, which, among other things, wants to give a breath of fresh air near the bicentennial that will fall in 2024.

… but what does the public think? Given the beginnings, it cannot be said that the proposal was well received.

Christian Greco - director of the Egyptian Museum
Christian Greco has been the director of the Egyptian Museum since 2014 | Credit

Free admission to the Egyptian Museum in Turin: Is Italy prepared for this new step?

The Stati Generali del Patrimonio Italiano (States General of the talian Heritage) has rejected the Egyptologist’s latest idea. “A destabilizing proposal for the other 4000 Italian museums. Integrative ticketing strategies, including crowdfunding, donations, merchandising, and sponsorship, have already been in use for some time in the most important Italian museums,” says the spokesman Ivan Drogo Inglese. “The proposal put forward risks being disruptive for the balance and stability of the more than 4 thousand Italian private and public museums” .

How much is the current entrance fee?

You can visit the Egyptian Museum of Turin‘s official website by clicking here for more information about pricing and other topics. However, the museum’s current pricing is comparable to that of the most prominent museums in the area. In 2022, the museum received 898,500 admissions, up from 853 thousand in 2019, a 5% increase over the pre-pandemic period. The pandemic parenthesis seemed to have encouraged the inquisitive to travel, as there were only 398,336 in 2021.

Egyptian Museum in Turin - the oldest one in the world
The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the oldest Egyptian museum in the world | Credit

The current rates are as follows:

  • Full price: €18.00
  • Reduced student rate (university students + 15 to 18 years): €3.00
  • Reduced senior rate (over 70 and journalists): €15.00
  • Reduced junior rate (from 6 to 14 years): €1.00
  • Family Bundle (2 adults + 2 children) €36.00
  • Nurses €12.00

The Egyptian Museum still offers free admission to certain groups of visitors, such as children under the age of five, people with disabilities, and people celebrating their birthdays.

Whether paid or not, the visit is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

However, even before 2028, a visit to the Egyptian Museum is highly recommended! The museum’s art, history, and culture of Ancient Egypt come to life in every corner, providing an extraordinary experience. The Egyptian Museum of Turin is a voyage through time, an opportunity to uncover ancient secrets and be awed by the splendor of a long-forgotten civilization.

Prepare for a memorable experience, whether you visit the museum before 2028 or take advantage of a free ticket.

We are excited to meet you and share this great trip with you!

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