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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
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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It may not be clear from the outside, but this museum is really big. Can easily spend the whole day there. I really enjoyed the reconstruction of ships, from the old days up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It may not be clear from the outside, but this museum is really big. Can easily spend the whole day there. I really enjoyed the reconstruction of ships, from the old days up to submarine (a real one!). We had to cut the visit short to catch the train, but I would have stayed more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Because Genoa was such a major sea power this museum is really one that covers much of the history of the city. There are a wonderful mix of charts, models and art relating to its naval history. It also has a section about the emigration of many Italians to the new world and leaves you amazed at the bravery or... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

this is a great museum....not only do you get to learn all about Genova's history as a naval port, but you also get to climb aboard ships, enter into a submarine, and you see a relic holding Christopher Columbus's ashes.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Walked around the museum for a couple of hours. Most of the information is in Italian. There seemed to be in-depth descriptions of objects and paintings in Italian, with only the names written in English. I understand that I am in Italy, but all of the other museums seemed to be able to make the translations. This led to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a fantastic museum. Informative, & a great hands on section of a galleon. 2 life size replicas you can walk onto as well as walk through exhibition of the immigration experience.

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Birmingham, UK
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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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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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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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