The Royal Museums of Turin (Musei Reali di Torino) were established in 2014 under the name of “Polo Reale di Torino” and subsequently denominated “Musei Reali” in 2016. The Royal Museums are an institute of the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism that has special (scientific, financial, accounting, administrative) autonomy.
The Royal Museums are a museum complex equal, in terms of size and value of its collections, to the most famous royal residences of Europe. We offer an itinerary that comprises history, arts and natural environments and that develops through a path of 3 kilometers and on 30,000 square meters of exhibition spaces and 7 hectares of park.
The Royal Museums merge five State institutes whose heritage originates from the legacy of dynastic collection of the Savoia family: Royal Palace, Royal Armory, Royal Library, Galleria Sabauda, and Museum of Antiquities. The Royal Museums develop around the area of the Royal Palace, and they include also some of the environments around the Museum of Antiquities, as well as the Orangeries, the Royal Park, the exhibition hall in Palazzo Chiablese and the Sacra Sindone Chapel.
The mission of the Royal Museums is to preserve and valorize the cultural heritage of the Savoia family that develops in the heart of the city through a dynamic relationship with the visitors. In fact, the experience of the visitors is the primary objective of the Royal Museums, who always try to pursue excellency in its actions and its communication, presentation and interpretation activities. The Royal Museums aim at providing a dynamic and innovative service to its customers, which focuses on the cultural growth in the fields of history and visual arts.
In order to meet its mission, the Royal Museums of Turin ensure the preservation, the study, the exhibition, the access of the public and the communication of its cultural heritage through activities directly addressed to the tourists (visits, exhibitions, events, learning activities etc), but also through publications and the conservation and restoration of its collections – activities that tend to be connected to the educational activities of the Museums, so that a vast public can have the possibility to know how the cultural heritage of the city is managed.