Galata Museo del Mare

Galata Museo del Mare, Genoa: Hours, Address, Galata Museo del Mare Reviews: 4.5/5

Galata Museo del Mare
4.5
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Gallio182
Woodland Park, CO440 contributions
A thought provoking visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
We spent about two hours touring all 5 floors. We opted not to do the submarine visit. The cost was 11€ (seniors). We noted lots of English explanations about the displays. This is different from what other reviewers report.
The tour begins on the bottom floor with a tribute to Christopher Colombus. It then focuses on Genoa’s involvement with the naval war with the Turks. Each floor (5 total) moves you forward in history with the top floor focused largely on the sinking of the Andrea Doria in 1956.
We found the 4th floor the most interesting. The focus there was on emigration (going out) and immigration (coming in). The displays featuring the migration of Italians to North and South America from 1870-1950 were stunning. Equally brilliant was the saga of immigrants coming from North Africa and the Arab world beginning in the 1970s and continuing today. It concludes with the stament…”Are these events different, or merely different sides to the same coin?’ Very thought provoking.
Written September 7, 2021
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PeeJee1999
Antwerp, Belgium42 contributions
Dynamic modern museum
Oct 2020 • Couples
Modernised museum showing the history of Genoa. Pretty interactive so fun for kids. Very nice models of ships, some at 1:1 scale.
Written October 12, 2020
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Michael L
Vienna, Austria39 contributions
Actually good but not enough explanations in English ..
Sep 2020 • Couples
The museum is a good one would have given them more stars many exhibits only have description in Italian 😔 also the submarine is not worth the money, very small and no explanations
Written September 12, 2020
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David
Oxford, UK1,052 contributions
More in English perhaps?
Aug 2020 • Solo
Whilst an intersting and reasonably priced Museum, a few more displays in English would be good, along with a refined transition.

But overall, I was glad for the opportunity to learn more of the history of Genoa.
Written August 16, 2020
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Janne
23 contributions
Great museum, make sure you visit the Memory and Migrant exhibition!
Mar 2020
Had a day to spend in Genoa, and I'm sure there is much to see, but we spent most of the day in Galata Museo del Mare. Although there was a lot of information only in Italian, just some of the information was translated into English, this was a great museum! We also liked the interactive parts, where you could walk onto ships and get a feeling of how they work. And also, please visit the Memory and Migration-exhibition in this museum! It's just wow! How they have recreated the journey of an 19th century immigrant is just fantastic, that alone is worth the entry ticket!

Also, outside of the museum there is a u-boat that you can visit, that was also a great experience.
Written March 23, 2020
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piotku
Poznan, Poland108 contributions
It's OK but I expected more.
Feb 2020
Cons:
- most of the information is in Italian,
- not so much interactive stuff as you would expect from the XXI century museum,
- too many open doors at once - it's hard to guest the right path of visiting the museum - this was especially well seen on the immigration floor - first we visited the installation wondering where to get the passport, and then leaving we found a person providing them,
- the submarine - according to the description on the website there should be sounds of the real working ship inside and there was only silence, plus the periscope was blocked at one position

Pros:
- nice ship models
- some interesting historic maps of the world that you can actually email to yourself
- some interactive "games" helping to understand how the submarine works

For that price I would expect more especially if you're not fluent in italian.
Written February 11, 2020
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Driver5
uk35 contributions
A Real History of Maritime Genoa
Dec 2019
I spent the day here. In fact there was so much to take in I wish I could have spread the visit over two days. The models of the ships are outstanding. I wish someone would invest in a better English translation as my Italian is not up to speed but I am working on it ! Surely someone from the university could help with this ? I can only recommend.
Written January 4, 2020
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Eric S
Stuart, FL364 contributions
Nice
Dec 2019 • Couples
Very nice museum and the details inside and outside are crazy. Definitely a nice stop and would recommend
Written January 1, 2020
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Marcel K.
Genoa, Italy11 contributions
Back to the Future
Nov 2019 • Solo
very nicely done! A lot of interesting details and just up my street! The submarine is also an other world to dive in
Written November 24, 2019
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Heiko K
Zurich, Switzerland103 contributions
Beautifully curated maritime museum!
Oct 2019
The museum is focused on the maritime history of Genoa including the ancient Galantines, the fate of the Andrea Doria in the 60th and even modern days. A must see when visiting Genoa!
Written October 22, 2019
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