The Museo Nazionale dellAutomobile, founded by Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia, is an automobile museum in Turin, northern Italy. The museum has a collection of almost 200 cars among eighty automobile brands representing eight countries, the museum is situated in a building dating from 1960, and it has three floors. After restructuring in 2011 the museum is open again, and its area has been expanded from 11,000 square metres to 19,000 square metres. The museum also has its own library, documentation centre, bookshop, the museums collection includes the first Italian cars, a Bernardi from 1896 and a Fiat from 1899, a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost from 1914, and racing cars by Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. The Documentation Centre collects historical data sheets, photographs, documents, sales brochures, construction diagrams, the collection consists of photographs by tens of thousands of prints in black and white and it works in conjunction with the Ministry for Cultural Heritage. Museum building photographed by Paolo Monti,1961 The museums library holds about 7,000 texts, most of out of print. It is divided into seven sections, most of the volumes date back to the first phase of the automotive industry, from birth until the 1950s. Official website Google Maps Virtual Gallery Tour Museo Nazionale DellAutomobile Torino at Google Cultural Institute
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The entrance to the museum building, work of architect Amedeo Albertini, before the 2011 restoration.
Image: Torino Museo dell'Automobile Riproduzione 7 10 del Carro di Cugnot