Musée Du Risorgimento

About Musée Du Risorgimento

Established in 1878, the Musee du Risorgimento Turin is a historical and military museum located in Turin, Italy. It is the first of the 23 museums in Italy that is devoted to the Risorgimento. The Musée du Risorgimento also has one of the largest collections of historical and political journals, periodicals and books that relates to the Unification of Italy. The entire collection was brought together by years of donations and purchases of documents, artworks, photographs, weapons, paintings, etc right from the 18th century to the Liberation and World War II.  

One of the most fascinating exhibits here is the original manuscript of the Canto Degli Italiani by Goffredo Mameli, which was later used to write the National Anthem of Italy in 1946. There are three sections of this museum that stores various archives for you to understand the history of the city.

Archive and library of the Musée Du Risorgimento

The Archive of the Istituto Mazziniano

The collection of printed and written materials at the Istituto Mazzini And was created and organized by Arturo Codignola. However, the criteria in which it was archived no longer has relevance; hence on the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy in 2011, the whole archiving system was computerized.

The Library of the Istituto Mazziniano

The library has a rich collection of books, journals and pamphlets which are related to the history of the formation of the Italian Risorgimento and the contribution of the Republican and Democratic movement's protagonists such as Giuseppe Mazzini.

The Biblioteca Popolare Giuseppe Mazzini

This is the people's library and holds printed books from the 16th to 20th centuries, various periodicals and other forms of prints. There are over 25,000 scientific, philosophical, historical and literary works in the library. The Giuseppe Mazzini was founded on 26 June 1966

History of Musée Du Risorgimento

Musée du Risorgimento Turin was founded in 1878 and it is located on the third floor of the Palazzo Carignano. It was declared a National Museum due to the richness and historical importance of its collection. 

In the tour of the 30 rooms of the Museum you can gain insight into the facts and the people involved in the process of Unification of Italy. The collection of artefacts, periodicals, journals, photographs, etc covers right from the Grand Revolutions of the 18th century to the start of World War I. The stories of these exhibits relate the political and military aspects and effects on social, cultural and mentality of the people then. These collections of works are the result of years of donations and purchases made by the Museum. These collections are now divided into permanent collections as well as introduced into temporary exhibitions at the Museum.

Plan Your Visit To Musée Du Risorgimento

Timings & Location
How to Reach

Opening Hours:

The opening hours of Musée du Risorgimento are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6pm. 

The Museum is closed Mondays. 

Location: Carlo Alberto, 8, Via Accademia delle Scienze, 5, 10123 Torino TO, Italy

By Bus:

To reach Musée Du Risorgimento Turin by bus you can take one of the many bus numbers such as the 55, 56, 11, 51 or lines 12,27,57,1 or 2 stars. This trip is quite comfortable and will be a nice part of your memories for this trip. 

By Tram:

To Reach the Musée du Risorgimento Turin via tram you can get a ride at 13,15 Parking GTT visit Roma Piazza San Carlo - Piazza Castello. Tramway is one of the best ways to travel to the Museum of Risorgimento and it is also one of the fastest trips making your trip very comfortable and easy.

FAQs About Musée Du Risorgimento

Why is the Musée du Risorgimento famous?

The Musee du Risorgimento Turin is the first of the 23 museums in Italy that is particularly dedicated to the Risorgimento. It holds various documents, photographs, artworks and lots of other artifacts right from the 18th century to World War II.

Is the Musée du Risorgimento worth visiting?

Yes, Musee du Risorgimento Turin is definitely worth visiting as it features one of the most extensive collections of periodicals, journals, documents, paintings, photographs, artifacts and lots more about the Unification of Italy and the era between 18th century until World War II.

What is the best time to visit Musée du Risorgimento?

Best time to visit Musée du Risorgimento is between 2pm to 5pm of the opening hours of Musée du Risorgimento. This is the time when the crowd is less and you can explore the exhibits more closely and leisurely.

How can we reach Musée du Risorgimento?

You can reach Musée du Risorgimento Turin either by Bus or by Tram. For the buses you can board Bus number 55, 56, 51, 1 and 2 star lines. For tram you can take 13, 15 Parking GTT via Roma Piazza San Carlo - Piazza Castello

What is inside Musée du Risorgimento?

The Museum showcases flags, uniforms, weapons, documents and the original piece of the Canto Degli Italiani by Goffredo Mameli from November 10, 1847. This has been the National Anthem of Italy since 1946.

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