The museum / The story

Museo Nazionale

dell’Automobile di Torino

Hours and Rates

Monday: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday /Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The ticket office closes 1 hour before
Tue/Wed/Thurs: closed

Where we are

Corso Unità d'Italia 40
10126 Torino
Tel. 011 677666
Fax 011 6647148 Details icon arrow


The National Car Museum was founded in 1932 by two pioneers of Italian motoring, Cesare Goria Gatti and Roberto Biscaretti di Ruffia (first President of the Automobile Club of Turin and one of the founders of Fiat). However, it was Roberto’s son Carlo who conceived and assembled the first collection, his aim being to tell the as yet short but already fascinating story of the motor car. The name of the Turin aristocrat, a great car enthusiast and professional advertising graphic designer with an artistic flair, irony and great technical drawing skills, is inextricably bound up with the Museum. But Carlo Biscaretti would not live to see his work completed, the prestigious venue built by Amedeo Albertini being inaugurated in 1960, a year after his death, but named after him.

The collection has continued to grow over the years and the need for new exhibition space led to the development of a project for the refurbishment of the building, realised in 2011 by the architect Cino Zucchi and completed by the spectacular scenic contextualisation of François Confino.

The three-storey itinerary is conceived as an emotional journey among vintage and dream cars, important prototypes and iconic models, while in the background can be heard songs from the Sixties and the roar of Formula One engines.

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