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“Three Boats”

National Archaeological Museum
Ranked #18 of 58 things to do in Olbia
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Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Three Boats”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

It's not the Mary rose but then it's about 1500 years older. The museum is quite good, lots of pots glass etc and the boats are interesting, bigger than you expect and in a special wet room. Worth a visit if you're there.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Julian G
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Huntington Beach, California
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43 reviews
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“Very informative museum”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Roman ship fragments were fascinating to see, the collection of urns & pottery that dates back to the bronze age were interesting, the museum staff was helpful & showed us the ship remnants, which was the item that attracted us there in the first place.

Visited July 2013
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
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“Lovely museum”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Visited the museum on a wet Saturday morning. Very interesting museum, but shame all the exhibit information is only in Italian. Guide let us into the room where the Roman ships are, which was very interesting. Definitely worth seeing

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Elaine4242
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Boca Raton, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“A Delightful Surprise For History Lovers”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

This museum certainly deserves its complete title, "The National Archaeological Museum." My wife and I got a tour from two archaeology students who were working at the museum to help pay for their graduate studies; the guides were the key to making our visit worthwhile, so we highly recommend that you ask for a tour. If you like history, you'll be delighted with this museum, which recently started displaying remains of ancient Roman ships that were sunk during a Vandal invasion in 456. Many of the artifacts were in display cases, and our guides were very helpful explaining their significance. The museum is also a short distance from the Santa Croce Historical Quarter ("Quartiere Storico"), which has two churches that are hundreds of years old, and from the Basilica San Simplicio, which was built in the 11th Century. Wandering around Olbia and meeting its friendly people is a welcome change from experiencing the cookie cutter overpriced resorts in the area, which are very nice but could just as easily be located anywhere from the French or Italian Riviera to Hawaii. If you need an escape from the ostentatiousness of your nearby resort, the Archaeological Museum is a great place to start!

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Great building, shame it has almost no exhibits”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

A stunning modern building in a brilliant location on the water's edge. But inside it is almost empty. There are more posters and multimedia kiosks than genuine ancient artefacts. Wouldn't you think that in such a place, with such a heritage, the curators could provide a proper exhibition? The only substantial thing worth seeing was the reconstructed hull of a Roman ship.

Visited May 2012
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