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Galata Museo del Mare

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Address: Calata de Mari, 1, 16126 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 234 5655
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Fascinating

A great museum, even for less nautical types. Plenty of hands-on stuff for kids. Don't miss the submarine!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Birmingham, UK
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Birmingham, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great museum, even for less nautical types. Plenty of hands-on stuff for kids. Don't miss the submarine!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth a visit, nice aquarium but original galleon ship is fantast worth an hour roaming around the galleon and nice view of harbour. Cafe's all along the front near aquarium.

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We spent an entire day here with the four kids, and after having seen so many churches in museums in Genoa,this was a welcome break for all of us. As advertised, the place is huge, and has something for everyone of all ages. My only minor complaint is the price, which came out to over €100 for a family of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

especially as representations that the old ships and objects from the former time are impressive. The best we liked the presentation of the immigrants who fled to America in 1900. Quite simply stunning and really very well done. My daughter is determined to keep this museum for a long time in remembrance. We have rarely seen such a successful museum.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Wasn't really going to many museums as this was more a walking outdoor holiday. Decided to try the maritime museum even tho I am not really into ships. Go go go to this museum and if you have kids bring them. The 3D movies, the sound effects through out are really fun and interesting. We were here in October and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

In the old port of Genia lies this submarine that could easily go unnoticed. Visit the whole Marine museum and in the ticket the submarine visit is included!

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São Paulo, Brasil
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

That is a very nice museum if you like the history of the navegations. But is ashame that is not much translation to english. its big, you need at least 3h.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is huge, you need like 2-3 hours to see everything. It's beautiful, super interesting, very well organized. A very complete museum with a lot of interesting info from the Cristoforo Colombo era. Just pay for the museum, there is a submarine that you have to pay a little more, but it is NOT worth it, it takes less than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The obvious glory of this museum is the reconstructed classic Genoese galley on the ground floor but the real star attractions th top floor devoted to the experience of some 2 million Italians who emigrated in the late nineteenth centuries from their harsh live as peasants for a new life in the USA, Argentina and elsewhere in the Americas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

In this new, modern museum you can discover more about immigration in the 1800's, Christopher Columbus, navigation, etc. You can also enter into real submarine and the rooftop is amazing for taking pictures of the entire city.

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