National Automobile Museum Torino

Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile di Torino, Turin, Italy

Visited in 2016

Also known as MAUTO, the National Automobile Museum is one of the major car museums in Europe. It was founded in 1932 and now has over 200 historically interesting automobiles on display in a purpose-built modern building in Turin.

The end of an era

A clever audiovisual display illustrates the end of the ‘Horse and Carriage’ and the beginning of the ‘Horseless Carriage’ at the end of the 19th Century.

The Rolling Sculpture – 1948 Cisitalia

One of the most beautiful automotive creations, the Cisitalia, with a fitting backdrop.


Diatto (1905-1927) was built in Turin.

The one that started the French cyclecar rage – the Bédélia

Evidence of the wide variety of cars on display, is this French Bédélia cyclecar. Designed around parts of an old wrecked motorcycle, simplicity itself.

Grand Prix display

Flooring showing the locations of the numerous Carrozzeria in Turin

Turin is famous for being the home of so many coachbuilding firms. All the famous names were established here: Ghia, Bertone, Frua, Boano, and all at close proximity to one another.


Interesting dioramas can be seen by looking through holes in a fence in part of the museum.


Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile
“Avv. Giovanni Agnelli”
Corso Unità d’Italia 40
10126 Torino, Italy


Museum building in Turin