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Centrale Montemartini

Address: Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy (Ostiense)
Phone Number: +39 060608
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Ranked #63 of 730 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum displaying marble sculptures set among the machinery of an old power plant, which results in...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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Rome, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

try and mix up marvellous ancient roman unique art pieces and a super post industrial setting... you got it. terrirfic musem not to miss. garbatella b line metro stop, then cross the huge hitec railway bridge and you'll hit the museum!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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128 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. My husband liked the power generation plant equipment and I liked the sculptures. They had moved the sculptures here while during work at the Capital Museum and have decided to leave them here. The contrast between the sculptures and the equipment was quite striking and interesting. Very well done! The trip out... More 

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Haifa, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very nice museum but if you aren't a good walker don't get there. It's far from other attractions and to pay a taxi or a bus, gets expensive. You will see heavy pieces of sculpture and sculptural portraits The works are displayed with the old machinery and electrical equipment of the former plant as a backdrop. Get there on free... More 

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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Placing antique statues next to twenty century machinery like steam engines hit my imagination. A very few visitors - but this was an added value to the experience. I switched my mind from arts to mechanics very often during the visit and this was refreshing. Worth 7,5 EUR. Pick the metro line from Colosseum and get out in Garbarella -... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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22 helpful votes 22 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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