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|Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:22 pm Post subject: Nazionale dell'Automobile (The National Automobile Museum)
|Nazionale dell'Automobile (The National Automobile Museum) in Turino, in northern Italy
CarsofAustralia visited the Nazionale dell'Automobile (The National Automobile Museum) in Turino, in northern Italy during August 2013 and this must rank as one of the world's better car museums. The newly expanded complex has cleverly blended auto-visual aids into the viewing experience for a visitor with a 40 long x 6 metre high video wall behind a line-up of Grand Prix racing cars just one of many highlights.
The museum is named after Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia and situated about 600 metres from the old FIAT factory in what is now suburban Turino. The collection has almost 200 cars among eighty automobile brands representing eight countries (Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Spain, United States of America, Poland). The museum is in a building dating from 1960 on three floors and was restructuring in 2011 and its exhibition area has been expanded from 11,000 square metres (120,000 sq ft) to 19,000 square metres (200,000 sq ft). The museum also has own library, documentation centre, bookshop and auditorium with the collection includes the first Italian cars, Bernardi 1896 and 1899 Fiat, the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1914, and racing cars by Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. Other older cars include a 1893 Benz Victoria, 1894 Peugeot, 1904 Oldsmobile, 1907 Itala (Peking - Paris), 1913 De Dion-Bouton, 1916 Ford T and 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A.
The Museum is open Monday 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m, afternoon closed; Tuesday morning closed, afternoons 2.00 – 7.00 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. Last entrance 1 hour before closing. For groups over 15 people booking is required.
Ticket prices are: full 8.00 Euros with reduced 6.00 Euros (available to: ACS members; ASI members; ATA members; ICOM members; Scuderia Ferrari Club members; senior citizens over 65; children from 6 to 14; groups over 15 people; disabled; university students with university card; PYOU Card). Alitalia bording pass until 10 days before access to the Museum. Bus ticket City Sightseeing. Schools 2.50 Euros with Free entry is available to children under 6; journalists with a professional card; Torino + Piemonte Card.
For more information vist the Museum website: http://www.museoauto.it
NB: I have posted pics from our visit to this museum in the Events Gallery section of COA.