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The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding

Neutorstrasse 2, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 286630
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This place offers a great deal of information, but perhaps I just expected too much. Most of the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Nice visit on a cludy day

The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding is a very nice stopover for anyone visiting Mainz.It houses a... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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Neutorstrasse 2, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 286630
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place offers a great deal of information, but perhaps I just expected too much. Most of the ships inside were replicas. Worth a trip at least.

1  Thank Heist79
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding is a very nice stopover for anyone visiting Mainz.It houses a couple of scale replicas of old style boats and many more attractions of the sort. Worth a visit for children and adults alike.

Thank mocris
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I was a little worried about visiting this museum because other reviews indicated that the were few English descriptions. I am happy to report that nearly every panel in the museum has at least a small English description. It was nice to see the ancient...More

Thank Jared J
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a very nice museum showcasing the art of roman shipbuilding with a replicas of different ships and boats. It also touches on the ships that were found in Mainz as well on how life in the roman fleet. It is a pleasant museum...More

Thank lumaD
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I was very disappointed by my visit. Most of the exhibits are replica with just a small handful of actual artefacts. 90% of the accompanying texts and signs were in German - and so technical that I struggled to understand much with my four years...More

1  Thank Karie_WM
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The remains of Roman warships from the early centuries , spectacular replicas, and a many ship reliefs and stone monuments. Educational models and display boards complete this excursion into ancient shipbuilding

Thank Elena F
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

While the remains of the actual ships are limited (mostly the bottoms or hulls), it's some of the only Roman ships of this period that have been found. The reconstructed versions are well done and really help you understand what the craft might have been...More

Thank TheSpear
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is about a block from the DB Roman Theater station Mainz. Which is a good place to begin or end a day trip to Mainz. This amazing museum is FREE. It is newer and has some interesting displays of archeological finds. They rebuilt Roman...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended modern museum where you get a good insight in ship constructions especially Roman. Very informative displays of technological details. Likely also fun for kids.

Thank kattullus
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We read about this museum in a guidebook but never expected it to be as great as it is. Basically, it's small-, medium-, and large-size replicas of Roman river warships in a spectacular modern, well-lit setting. We had no idea that Roman warships sailed as...More

Thank opera_fanatic47
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