Opening times and prices
Corso Unità d'Italy 40
Tel 011 677666/7/8
Fax 011 6647148
Monday 10:00 to 14:00, closed in the afternoon;
Closed Tuesday morning, afternoon 14:00 to 19:00;
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 10:00 to 19:00;
Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 21:00.
Last admission 1 hour before closing.
Full price: 8 EUR
Schools: 2,50 €
The Automobile Museum of TurinThe National Automobile Museum
The Automobile Museum was founded in 1932 by two pioneers of the idea of national motorsport, Cesare Goria Gatti and Roberto Biscaretti Ruffia (first President of the Automobile Club of Italy and one of the founders of Fiat), and is among the oldest Automobile museums in the world.
It was Charles Biscaretti Ruffia (son of Robert), an aristocrat born in Turin in 1879, to inextricably bind its name to the National Automobile Museum in Turin: because it was he who idearlo, radunarne the initial collection, fight for it be born and work all his life to give him a decent seat. Carlo Biscaretti was also its first president and his death in September 1959, the Board of Directors resolved to call on his behalf the Museum, which was then solemnly inaugurated 3 November 1960.
This is the only National Museum of its kind in Italy, housed in the building designed by the architect Amedeo Albertini, on the left bank of the Po, not far from Lingotto, is one of the few purpose-built to house the collection of a museum, and is also a rare example of modern architecture.
This museum has one of the rarest and most interesting collections of its kind, nearly 200 original cars, the mid-800 to the present day, over eighty different brands from Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Poland and the United States.
In 2002 the leaders of the Museum begin to think of renovating the Body, forty years have passed and the Museum is outdated and obsolete, a change is needed to make it more palatable.
In the summer of 2005 ended the work of the jury of the international competition for the renovation of the museum, which saw the participation of about fifty architectural firms worldwide.
The winner was the group composed by architect Cino Zucchi.
In keeping with many contemporary European examples, functions properly exhibition will be complemented by a series of complementary activities that make you live the Automobile Museum at all hours of the day and evening, becoming a driving force in the urban renewal of the southeast quadrant of the city .
The project architect Zucchi will be enhanced with the preparations of the French-Swiss designer Francois Confino.
The experience gained from similar projects in other Francois Confino (in Turin has already set the Cinema Museum), helped us to imagine a new concept that will place the Museum of Turin at the forefront of the art of display cars. The theme will be "self viewed as a creation of the human imagination and genius" and so, first, in order to know and value the immense pool of talent, the creativity, craftsmanship and skills existing business in Turin and in Piedmont.