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Museo d`Arte Orientale Admission Tickets

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Witness a fascinating range of historic sculptures and art from South Asia, the Far East, and Islamic countries at the Museo d’Arte!

Highlights

  • Explore the museum’s collection of over 2200 exhibits from various parts of Asia.
  • Visit each of the five cultural areas (exhibition spaces) within the Museo d’Arte Orientale.
  • Marvel at exquisitely chiseled statues from Gandhara in the South Asia section.
  • Head to the Himalayan section and admire works of Tibetan Buddhist paintings and statues.
  • Be awestruck by exhibits that date back to the end of the neolithic period (3000 BC).
  • Examine several medieval manuscripts, velvets, and glazed tiles from the Middle East.

Cancellation Policy

Cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

Your Experience

The Museum of Oriental Art, situated in a 18th-century palazzo inside Turin, houses one of the largest collections of cultural artifacts from across the continent of Asia. From Turkey to the Far East, the museum has a collection of about 2200 pieces of art from various eras in Asian history. Besides all the paintings, sculptures, and other intriguing exhibits, the museum also accommodates two Japanese rock gardens in the courtyard on the ground floor.

As you enter the museum, you will find that the building itself is divided into five interlinked exhibition spaces that represent the five cultural hotspots of Asia - South Asia, China, Japan, the Himalayan Region, and the Middle East. Each of these areas of the museum is a joy to explore. The South Asian, Chinese, and Himalayan sections have a particularly impressive range of sculptures. Some of the neolithic ceramics and terracotta artifacts in the Chinese gallery date all the way back to 3000 BC! The paintings and ritual instruments from the Himalayan and Japanese galleries, which are visibly inspired by Buddhist culture and beliefs, are interesting to inspect. The ceramics, glazed tiles, and fine velvets in the gallery of Islamic art are also fascinating to examine.

Know Before You Go

Timings

  • Tue - Sun: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • The ticket office closes one hour before the museum closing time. All exhibitions will close 10 minutes prior to the Museum closing time.
  • Free admission is offered to the ‘permanent collections’ on the first Tuesday of each month, as long as it is not a public holiday.

Important Information

  • Free wheelchairs are available at the entrance. Guests requiring wheelchairs must contact the museum in advance to inform the staff about the requirement.
  • Audioguides in both English and Italian are available at the ticket office.
  • Small pets are permitted inside the museum if they are confined in a pet carrier.
  • Guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired are allowed.
  • Luggage lockers and coat storage is available in the museum’s unsupervised cloakroom near the entrance hall.
  • There are several emergency exits throughout the museum. The emergency exits on the ground floor are accessible to people with motor disabilities.
  • A lift to reach the multipurpose hall is available on the ground floor.
  • The museum lift is equipped with braille buttons and the toilet facilities comply with requirements for guests with motor disabilities.
  • During special events and public holidays, the museum’s opening and closing time may be subject to alterations.

Discounted Tickets

Visitors with disabilities and one accompanying person, as well as children aged 0-17yrs, can enter for free (carry a valid photo ID). Youths aged 18-25yrs, and seniors aged 65+yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing provided they display a valid photo ID.

My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the ticket redemption point.
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your experience to avoid any delays.

Getting There

Palazzo Mazzonis lies in the center of historic Torino and is home to the Museum.

  • By Train: The nearest metro station to The MAO (Museum of Oriental Art) is XVIII Dicembre. Catch the M1 to get here.
  • On Foot Across the City Center: approximately 1.8km from Porta Nuova and 1.3km from Porta Susa.
  • By Bus: Star 2 from Porta Susa; bus 52 or 11 or tram 4 from Porta Nuova. See the map here.
  • By Car: If you are driving, be aware of traffic restrictions in the Museum neighborhood. Check the city of Torino website or Turismo Torino for further information.
  • Parking: Charges are applied for all parking facilities near the Museum: street parking is marked by blue stripes in the ZTL (restricted traffic) area. Underground car parks are available in Piazza Castello, Piazza Emanuele Filiberto, Santo Stefano near Porte Palatine or there is a gated parking facility in Piazza Albarello.

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