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Galata Museo del Mare

Calata De Mari, 1, Genoa, Italy
010 2345 655
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Ranked #14 of 146 attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A good museum overall but the only problem for us was that a significant of the information was in Italian and we are not fluent. That being said, don't let that put you off going as there is enough to get by and still enjoy the experience. The immigration experience was interesting and well handled - they did make positive... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This a great place for old and young alike. There was alot of english interpretation, and easy to follow guides. We enjoyed the whole thing. Also the cafe seemed like a good place for lunch

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a great place to learn about the maritime history of Genoa. It also has excellent displays of old ships, maps and globes. One of the highlights is a sensitively constructed exhibit dedicated to emigration from Italy, which effectively conveys the desperation and vulnerability of 19th century emigrants to North and South America. Unfortunately, most of the explanations are... More

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Hong Kong
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169 reviews 169 reviews
30 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

If ever you are in Genova, make sure you set aside several hours to half a day for this museum. It details the full origins of Genova as a trading port, and the exhibits walk you through the evolution of vessels, from the galleon to the vessel to the steamship right down to the nuclear submarine. There are no fewer... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This museum really gets into the interesting maritime heritage of Genoa. There's good stuff for all ages. I found the Christopher Columbus stuff, the old maps and globes, and the Italian emigration stuff fascinating. The view from the roof terrace is great for photography. Probably the best thing I did in Genoa.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wonderful exhibitions, people who really know how to display and present history to people, especially to youngsters

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Boulder, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Although we did not find any of our requested names on the computer roles, the exhibit was wonderfully well done, and a great joy to see. It focuses on the areas of emmigration from Italy, from Genoa especially, and their recreations , adding multimedia, make for a really pleasant experience.

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Excellent museum dedicated to Genoa's heritage with the sea. It has 5 floors and a submarine outside in the water. If you want to read everything you need to spend at least a 4-6 hours but it is worth it if you have the time. Was even able to look up relatives that emigrated from Italy on there computer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

we spent the morning walking about the museum but it coul take more than a day to see all in detail fantastic detail models of the ships fantastic historical collection real scale parts if ship models to walk in real submarine to visit if you don't read italian dont forget to ask for language audio in reception

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

As part of an inmigrant family coming from Italy and Spain to Southamerica and after hearing the stories from my grandparents so many times, going to this museum was a MUST. It is really impresive how detailed oriented to the life at those times it is and the conditions in which so many south europeans crossed the seas looking for... More

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