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Avv. Giovanni AGNELLI NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM

Corso Unità d'Italia 40
10126 Turin ITALY

Opening hours

Contact details

Monday 10am-2pm
Tuesday 2pm–7pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 10am-7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm
Last admission one hour before closing
Closed: Bank holidays

Tel: +39 11 677666
Web: www.museoauto.it...
Email: info@museoauto.it

Description

The Automobile Museum was founded in 1932 based on the idea of two pioneers of Italian motoring, Cesare Goria Gatti and Roberto Biscaretti di Ruffia (the first President of the Turin Automobile Club and one of the founders of the Fiat company), and is one of the oldest Automobile Museums in the world.
It was Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia (Roberto’s son), a Turin aristocrat born in 1879, who attached his name permanently to the National Automobile Museum, since he was the one who gathered together the initial collection, and strove to bring the museum into being. Working his whole life to give it decent headquarters,Carlo Biscaretti was also its first President and on his death in September 1959, the Board of Directors passed a resolution to name the Museum after him. It was formally opened on 3 November 1960, and is the only such National Museum in Italy, with one of the rarest and most interesting collections of its kind. Visitors can view almost 200 original cars dating from the mid-19th century to the present day, and over eighty different makes of vehicle, from Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Spain, Poland and the United States.
When it reopened to the public on 19 March 2011, after extensive restoration, the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile was dedicated to Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli. This decision was taken by the Board of Directors following Fiat’s becoming a partner in the Museum. It was a mark of recognition of everything the Avvocato had done in the past to support the Museum.

Prices

Normal price: 12€
8€ (for ACS members; ASI members; ATA members; ICOM members; Scuderia Ferrari Club members; senior citizens +65; children 6-14yrs; groups +15 people; disabled; university students); Alitalia boarding pass; City Sightseeing bus ticket.
Schools 2.50 €
Free: children - 6; journalists with card; Torino + Piemonte Card
Groups +15 - booking required.

Other useful information

Disabled facilities: yes

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