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Centrale Montemartini

Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy (Ostiense)
+39 060608
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Ranked #49 of 682 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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."

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The great thing about Rome that it is warm, sunny and exciting city to visit. The bad thing is the huge crowds! But this museum is different. Because it is located at some distance from the city centre it is not crowded at all. I visited that museum at 9:40 am on a weekday in October and I was the... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is the place for some quiet reflection, away from the hoards in the main city. Easy to reach from the metro. The mix of ancient Roman works and the old power producing machinery has been very well done. If you are a photo buff this the place for some different pictures. On site toilets and a nice bar just... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Museo Centrale Montemartini began life on 30 June 1912 as the first public electricity plant in Rome and supplied power well into the 1980s. In 1990 the ACEA (Azienda Comunale Energia ed Ambiente) Art Centre was inaugurated within the Montemartini Power Plant and "in 1995 an ambitious partnership was launched between ACEA and Rome's Municipality to make the old power... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this collection of the Capitoline Museums: it’s larger than I thought and not less interesting than the Palazzo dei Conservatori and Nuovo on the Capitoline Hill. I will reserve the term Capitoline Museums for these palazzi to avoid confusion. The situation of the Centrale outside the city walls should not hold you back from visiting... More

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
45 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

In Rome it's quite easy to get a bit overwhelmed with the amount of Roman antiquity on view, and pass a lot of it by, but in Montemartini as it's all set against this beautiful example of industrial architecture. It's not a huge museum, and it is quite a long way out of the centre, but it's perfectly easy to... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I love this place. If you arent big fan of museums and you promised one museum to accontent your girlfriend, this is the one! Alternative place, not to busy and great area as Well.

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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125 reviews 125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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