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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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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... read more

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

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was the highlight on our trip to Genoa. The museum has everything you can imagine and more. Very informative, interesting and appealing. Never have I had so many emotional experiences in a museum before. Didn't expect to find large boats, oil paintings and miniature figures but they have it all. The aquarium is not at all as fabulous as... More 

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Usually an hour is enough for me around a museum, This one is so varied and well presented, travelling through the history of Genoa and linking up with the todays issues with immigration, My favourite bit was the interaction of going through customs as if emigrating to USA, I received a Naples passport as a momento and you got to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was a very interesting museum with a wide variety of exhibits related to maritime activity. There were many artifacts from Christopher Columbus, including letters that he had written. There were several replicas of ships, some of which could actually be boarded. There were videos on board the ships explaining what life was like for the people sailing on them.... More 

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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Coming from Australia 95% of the population are of immigrant stock .... so the displays of immigrants leaving for distant lands have real relevance

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We dropped by for lunch passing through to the ferry terminal had pizza and spaghetti we sat watching the boats had blass of acidic house white but the bottled beer was cold and cheap.if only some one made the effort with the presentation. the view was the best bit

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London
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about Galata Museo del Mare

Address: 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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