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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 - 6:00 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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Interesting and well laid out with reconstructions of life at sea and the story of emigration. Earphones available for info in English at 1€, which is recommended, as there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting and well laid out with reconstructions of life at sea and the story of emigration. Earphones available for info in English at 1€, which is recommended, as there are limited details on exhibits in other languages. Submarine visit at end great too...hard hats provided and possibility to purchase a photo at the end! It is very warm in the... More 

Thank SeaLoverLancs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Leave yourself lots of time to explore the endless rooms and information on maritime history - local (Christopher Columbus, etc) and global. I'm not a history of ship buff, but I found it very interesting. Our 11 and 12 year olds loved it too. Our favourite sections were on emigration (Italians to America and Brazil) and the submarines. We could... More 

Thank 1canadianbear
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum uses a range of media to richly describe the maritime history of this town of the sea. The explanations are fulsome and detailed, and the displays are interesting and draw you it to the discussion of the history of the town and port. It is a museum that is worth several hours. I recommend taking the audio guide... More 

Thank 975Sue1955
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

It's a must for both history lovers and any those interested in whatever regards sea. Don't miss it!

Thank Titti C
Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I skipped this museum the first time I was in Genoa, but was so glad to have made the time to explore it this visit. Make sure you get the museum pass if you will be in the city for a few days as it includes entrance to the Marine museum as well as 19 others. The marine museum showcases... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Most of the displays do not offer English so you can not catch the story. There could be more material regarding Cristoforo Colombus and Andrea Doria. Materials has no link in between and do not offer much for a city with so old history in navy and sea commerce. Highlights Andrea Doria as one of the 2 important historical character... More 

Thank Ozz34
Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Allow nearly a whole day here if you can, because there are several floors to the museum and there is the whole history of Genoa to take in, from the 15th century and Christopher Columbus right up to Genovese migration to the US in the Depression years. There are wonderful views of the city from the top floor viewing area,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Lots to see here for all ages. English captions are erratic, but there are some. Very nice eatery with views over the harbour.

Thank Akathistos
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

State of the art modern naval museum, with great models of ancient ships and equipment. Mock up life size slave ship and Ocean liners etc. Both adults and kids loved it, walk through the whale's mouth and a real submarine in the dock to explore too. Educate your child the easy way !

Thank GuidoTom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The museum covers the history of Genova from a maratime prospective through paintings, maps, models and a variety of exhibits. Of particular interest are several full size replicas of ships which you can walk through. Also featured is a exhibit on Italian immigrants.

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