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Centrale Montemartini

Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy (Ostiense)
+39 060608
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Ranked #47 of 739 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Museum displaying marble sculptures set among the machinery of an old power plant, which results in some pretty unique exhibits such as its famous... more » Owner description: Museum displaying marble sculptures set among the machinery of an old power plant, which results in some pretty unique exhibits such as its famous "Venus in the Boiler Room." « less
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There is plenty I can say about this place and after translating the the other terrible -French- review I can see we may not agree on the language but I agree on other things with that poster. Like being far away and guards sleeping or playing with their mobile phones. I didn't want to but after my bad experience I'll... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is little way out of Rome centre and that might explain why this was so gloriously quiet in early September. The combination of city-scale twentieth century electricity generating machinery and fragments from the Museo Capitoline collection is wonderful. There's time and space to absorb the beauty of the sculptures and mosaics. There are some truly beautiful portrait sculptures, well... More

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We happened to be seeking a fabulous little pizza walk-up in Testaccio and decided to divert to this museum, which was absolutely fascinating. It exudes that gorgeous Roman sensibility of blending the old with the older in a contemporary, stylish, innovative way. It's an out of the way location (though not terribly far from Eataly, which is a fantastic food... More

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Riverview, NB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had been visiting Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls and decided, even though it was almost 35oC, to walk up to the next metro stop where we knew the Centrale Montemartini Museum was located, We were not expecting much. You can imagine our surprise, after paying 6.5 Euros each, to see one of the most creative, interesting and... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I went here by mistake, thinking it was the Musei Capitalini. Old engines would have been last on my list of things to do and I thought I'd seen enough Roman sculptures so I nearly walked out again. However once I settled in to it I found it surprisingly refreshing. The sculptures have a bit of personality and a story... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While a bit out of the way from the rest of the tourist attractions, this museum is a nice way to mix things up a bit. It features beautiful ancient sculptures in the backdrop of a defunct power plant. It's an interesting experience to see the juxtaposition of the two periods of time. It's a small museum and is worth... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is by far the best exhibition space in Rome. Housed in a former power plant, this relatively unknown museum is truly magnificent. Great use of an industrial background to highlight the beauty of these marble statues. Just a short metro ride from the centre.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was the first public electrical power plant, now is one of the most interesting, thought-provoking museum in Rome. The natural light coming through the large windows in the four-storey high rooms is excellent. The layout of the statues is perfect the place was spotless. Very few visitors This jewel of industrial archeology and ancient art is unknown to most... More

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Easily reached by metro, this is worth seeing. Hardy and people there, a really cool mix between the ancient statues and the industrial building with all machines. The contrast made1+1=3. The museum was really a contrast to all "regular" siktes in Rome, more likely to be found in NYC.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This little gem is just 10-15 minutes away from the Colosseum and directly accessible by metro or bus. Take Metro Line B towards Laurentina and get off at Garbatella (just two stops past Colosseo). Walk towards Viale Ostiense and the museum is situated only 150 m from the station exit, right on V. Ostiense. What makes this museum special is... More

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