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Centrale Montemartini

Closes in 18 min: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The history if the new exhibition space for the Musei Capitolini in the former Giovanni Montemartini Thermoelectric Centre, an extraordinary example of industrial archaeology converted into a museum, began in 1997 with the transfer of hundreds of...more
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Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this was a Mary Beard recommendation and it is certainly worth the trip. We arrived by bus and were very struck by the building itself, which is a decommissioned power station. It provides a perfect setting for marble sculptures and mosaics, which sit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank emo7
Reviewed February 17, 2019

A disused and beautifully restored thermo-electric power plant converted in a branch of the Capitolini museum. The engine and boiler machines are the stunning background of stunning Roman statues and mosaics. The contrast of colours (oh! the deep intense black iron with the smooth white...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank ElenaLuciaAgnese
Reviewed February 5, 2019

A hidden gem of the main tourist area in Rome. All of the statues here were excavated in the late 1800s and 1930s and are displayed in a abandoned power plant that got restored. I went here since it was close to where we stayed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MandySSS
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

Delightful array of Roman busts, statues, mosaic and sarcophagi set in a disused electric power station decommissioned in the 1960s. It was particularly enjoyable as it’s slightly off the beaten track meaning it’s free from the tourist hordes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert H
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

This museum is stunning in its contrast between 2000 year old statuary and the inner machinery of the power plant. It’s 2 to 3 floors of statues, busts, and a few mosaics. By and large, the statues are in great shape. It’s not terribly busy,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Darla G
Reviewed December 24, 2018

I had the opportunity to visit this museum some months ago and I have to say that I was surprised. I got off the metro b at the station Garbatella and what I saw is a gray area, not a clean one, with nothing interesting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Vasiliki N
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The Capitolini Museum in central Rome can get quite busy but you can see part of their collection at the Centrale Montemartini in much less crowded conditions and in a unique context (the building itself was previously one of the first electric generation plants in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I had never heard of this museum it was only on a recommendation from our hotel reception that it might be something of interest to us since we had been to Rome a few times and were heading over to visit the Basilica Papale San...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank kpiddy
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This was my third visit to this exquisite museum set on the site of the disused gasworks. The white marble busts and statues are beautifully offset by the black 20th century machinery. It's not a big museum, just right for a couple of hours where...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cathslyork
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

When I read up about Basilica San Paolo fuori le Mura in my guidebook, I saw an introduction on this museum and immediately decided to go, as it's not far away from the basilica. What an ingenious idea to turn this disused power plant (with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Outog
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Dear, booking in advance is not compulsory. Best regards
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Dear Tainley, yes, the museum will be regularly open from 9am to 7pm (last admission at 6:30pm). Best regards, Staff
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