The National Automobile Museum reopens

Guided tours on offer and special rate for under 26s and a full calendar of events and exhibitions throughout 2021.

MAUTO - National Automobile Museum of Turin
MAUTO - National Automobile Museum of Turin - Ph. Lopresto

On display after more than 15 years some motorcycles from the MAUTO collection brought to light by careful restoration work.

Il MAUTO - National Automobile Museum of Turin reopens its doors to welcome the Turinese to rediscover the history of the automobile, dto Wednesday 17 February, (except ministerial updates) with reduced hours and at a special rate of 5 euros for under 26s.

Content index

  1. Guided tours
  2. News on display
  3. Events 2021
  4. Timetables and information

Guided tours with affordable rates

In addition to the free visit, the MAUTO offers the possibility to carry out guided tours for small groups (max 5 people) to the special rate of 60 € (+ entrance ticket to the museum): an opportunity to discover stories, anecdotes and curiosities related to the most important pieces of a unique museum collection in the world. The guided tour begins on the second floor of the museum and is divided into more than 30 sections of the exhibition. All those who participate in the guided tour will receive a catalog of a MAUTO exhibition as a gift. Duration: 75 minutes. Booking procedure:

For groups of more than 5 people, for special requests or for information, write to or call 011-677666

MAUTO - National Automobile Museum of Turin
MAUTO - National Automobile Museum of Turin

The novelties on display

  • A selection of bicycles, tricycles and quadricycles, some not on display to the public for 15 years, which are part of the MAUTO collection and normally kept in the Open Garage, return to be admired, for the special occasion of the reopening, after a careful intervention by cleaning and restoration by the MAUTO Restoration Center. These are the eight magnificent specimens on display: the primordial BOLLÉE 3 HP who made his debut in 1896 in the Paris-Marseille race; the DE DION & BOUTON MOD. 1 ¾ HP SQUARES from 1899, a four-wheeled version of the famous tricycle; there PRINETTI & STUCCHI mod.1 ¾ HP Quadri of 1899; there ROSSELLI MOTORCYCLE of 1902; there MOTO GUZZI of 1921, progenitor of Guzzi motorcycles; there GILERA GRAND PRIX of 1952, world champion between 1950 and 1957; there DUCATI 851 SBK of 1990 and the legendary GILERA CX125 of 1991 with its unmistakable futuristic style.
  • Extraordinary exhibition - until May 3 - of the Abarth 1000 Record Pinin Farina, a record car that, in 1960, on the Monza high-speed ring, conquered 8 class records including 187km / h over 72 hours and 204 km / h over 12 hours. The special exhibition of the Pinin Farina car anticipates the exhibition dedicated to the historic bodywork and the celebrations for its 90 years (+1), which will be inaugurated at MAUTO on 20 May 2021.
  • Six jewels from the museum collection are back in the design section, whose harmonious and iconic lines trace the evolution of Italian style: the Fiat 500 To Bertone (1936/1947), theAlfa Romeo Disco Steering Wheel (1952), theAlfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider (1965), theAlfa Romeo 1600 Touring Spider Junior "Duet" (1972), la maserati (1968), the Ferrari 308 GTB

The events of 2021

MAUTO has prepared a rich calendar of events for 2021: we start already in March with the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the reopening of the Museum and its dedication to Avv. Gianni Agnelli - of which 100 years from birth occur; the big one will be inaugurated in May exhibition dedicated to the 90 years (+1) of Pininfarina Carrozzeria, While in autunno a retrospective will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Turin designer Giovanni Michelotti.

  • They will also be set up the exhibition dedicated to the Turin painter Caty Torta, Pupil of Felice Casorati and great car lover, and the exhibition “Those daredevils of Strade Bianche Nuvolari, Varzi, Campari and other heroes at Cuneo - Colle della Maddalena”Based on the Scoffone archive and created in collaboration with the Municipality of Cuneo.
  • Some special exhibits will finally remember 50 years of the Lamborghini Countach of maestro Marcello Gandini and Fiat 127 designed by Pio Manzù; a special tribute will be dedicated to Jaguar E-type, the legendary car by Diabolik, 60 years after the launch of the coupé version.
  • 2021 is also the year in which the Centenary of the Lancia Lambda and the museum, at the beginning of September, will be the stage of the exhibition which will see about ten specimens on display and some conferences will be held on the most revolutionary and innovative car ever built, a masterpiece by Vincenzo Lancia.

Timetable and address

MAUTO, National Automobile Museum of Turin is located in Corso Unità d'Italia, 40 and is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 13.00 to 19.00. The MAUTO ticket office is open for those wishing to purchase the ticket on site; and in any case online booking recommended in order to guarantee absolute access safety the site

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