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“What a con!”

Galata Museo del Mare
Ranked #10 of 307 things to do in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Tried to visit this museum with the Genoa Museum Pass, even though the pass clearly said entrance to the museum was included the person on the gate wanted 9 euro more to let me in.

When I showed my pass and asked for an explanation as to why they wanted more money and why there was no nine euro charge on the prices displayed I was told 'pay in cash or go away' so I left

Genoa is a nice city but this museum has some of the rudest people I've met anywhere my advice would be to see the other sites of this lovely city and give this place a miss.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

The museum has extensive exhibits about the history of Maritime in Genova, some of which are interactive. Excellent and interesting. Make sure you tour the submarine too!

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Easzy to tour around - nottices also in English,
And the highlight is a visit through an Italian Submarine of the 1970s-80s

1  Thank Nigiov
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Besides the regular museum stuff (which is really nice), they have computers where you can look up your italian relatives.
And, for our surprise, my husband found some information about his grandfather which helped him to find documents and now he is almost getting his italian passport!
I am glad we went to this museum!

1  Thank 348Felicity
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The museum is located in the old port, which is a beutiful and matching context for a museum celebrating centuries of Genoese sailsmanship.
The museum is full of content, exhibits, demonstrations and explanations. Most of the material is translated to English, but not all.
The highlights of the exhibitions were a full-size reconstruction of Genoese galley, showing scenes of the rough daily life of the sailors, a large collection of navigation instruments and a beutiful collection of old maps.

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