Turin's iconic Mole Antonelliana building is more than just its most recognizable landmark—it's also home to one of the city's top museums.
Italy's National Cinema Museum was founded in 1953 with a private collection of film memorabilia. In 2000, the museum was moved to the Mole Antonelliana tower, giving it the title of “tallest museum in the world.”
Pieces in the museum's collection include Darth Vader's mask from “The Empire Strikes Back,” the alien costume from “Aliens,” and a mask from Fellini's “Satyricon.” There are vintage movie posters, film screening rooms, and items collected from movie sets. The museum's library includes more than 12,000 movie reels, 300,000 film posters, 80,000 pictures, and 26,000 books.
The National Cinema Museum is open Tuesday-Friday and Sunday from 9am-8pm, Saturday from 9am-11pm. Admission is €10 for adults, €3 for children ages 6-18.