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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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10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Nice Alternative to the Aquarium

This reasonably priced museum is just a few steps down the quai. It richly tells the story of The Republic of Genoa and the city's subsequent maritime history. Lots of multimedia... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This reasonably priced museum is just a few steps down the quai. It richly tells the story of The Republic of Genoa and the city's subsequent maritime history. Lots of multimedia, there are many interactive exhibits. Excellent for children and not crowded, even on a Summer weekend visit! The roof terrace gives excellent views of The Port. There is a... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good day out in the Museum. really enjoyed it as did my son. If you pay a little extra you can visit the submarine. Well worth it!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great experience and very interesting to explore. Everything has English translation. The museum is very close to the aquarium. The kids enjoyed the most the submarine visit!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The museum tells you about the nautical aspect of Genoa from the Dark ages and until the present day. The installations are nothing short of amazing and the museum is very coherent: as you go through different rooms, you are being treated to a story, rather than a series of disjointed exhibits. If there's one museum you should visit while... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Like others we found there wasn't enough in English and my Italian is too limited as yet to be of any help. Some of the exhibits are a bit 'dry' but the replica ships are pretty good. For us though the star of the show is the section on Italian emigration to the Americas. Really well done and worth the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were really hoping that this museum would explain a lot about Genoa's association with the sea and in particular Christopher Columbus, who was allegedly born there although nobody seems entirely sure, but unfortunately (though not unsurprisingly) almost everything was written only in Italian with no translations so it was impossible to make sense of many of the exhibits. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were a little hesitant about going because of the price, €12 for adult €7 for a student, but it was very cool and took up a couple hours of our day. They had a lot of interesting information and exhibits about the life at sea. The only downside was that about half the stuff was in English. It was... More 

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Province of Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is a real travel through the history of navigation and new lands exploration! Visiting this museum means travelling by see as sailor, passenger or migrant experiencing the hard life on board, the severe storms that can lead to wreck and the high- or low-level services supplied. Really moving is the third-floor permanent show dedicated to the migration of Italians... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went to this museum based on other's reviews here on TA. To be honest, this was a solid 3 stars for most of my visit. Many of the displays didn't have English translations, and many of those that did were a little hard to understand. I got the audio guide (extra 1 Euro), but very few of the exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I think the Italian Americans would love this as it includes a really well done exhibition on emigration to the USA. Overall a good mix of interactive and informative. Some of the explanations are only in Italian so take the audio guide if you want all the information. Only in Italian and English. Interesting to get inside a real submarine.... More 

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Additional Information about Galata Museo del Mare

Address: Calata de Mari, 1, 16126 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 234 5655
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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