The origin of Turin’s archaeological collections dates back to the acquisition campaigns promoted by Emanuele Filiberto and his son Charles Emmanuel I between the 16th and 17th centuries to bring together a prestigious nucleus of ancient sculptures and reliefs in Turin.

In 1723, demolitions in the center of Turin brought to light numerous vestiges of the ancient Augusta Taurinorum, and important archaeological proof was added to the original nucleus of the Savoy collection. The enrichment continued during the 19th century, partly due to the spread of archaeological research and the activities of international diplomats and chancellor’s offices. Territorial research has been the main carrier of the enrichment of the archaeological heritage in the 20th and 21st centuries, although there has been no lack of donations or acquisitions that embellish the collections that are now part of the Musei Reali.

IThe museum is divided into three sections. In the Archaeological Gallery are the historical collections; in the basement of the New Wing, adjacent to the ruins of the Roman theatre, is the Archaeology in Turin section. Finally, there is the Piedmont Archaeology Pavilion, housed since 1998 in a luminous hypogeal space that links the New Wing and the greenhouses of the Royal Palace, with an articulate repertoire of archaeological evidence ranging from Prehistory to the Late Middle Ages.

The Archaeological Museum has a Warehouse consisting of a study room reserved for research and documentation activities, a washing room for cleaning and drying activities, a restoration laboratory and a photographic office used for photographic documentation activities. If you are interested in accessing these spaces, read the Regulations.

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