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Centrale Montemartini

Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Not a run-of-the-mill museum experience

This is a place that makes you see history in a different way. Set in a Mussolini fascist... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A diamond in the rough, with amazing industrial decor....

Musei Capitolini Centrale Montemartini - is part of the Capitoline Collection. The fact that it is... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
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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 sculptures to the new location during the restructuring works carried out across much of the Capitoline complex. In an atmospheric game of contrasts, the old machinery of electricity production became the backdrop for masterpieces of ancient sculpture and precious goods found in the excavations of the late nineteenth century and the 1930s. The display reconstructs some of the great monumental complexes and illustrates the development of the ancient city from the Republican era to the late imperial age.
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Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a place that makes you see history in a different way. Set in a Mussolini fascist architectural space, the mostly black and white museum pieces place 1st c. sculptures next to 20th c. machinery and the contrast keeps you rethinking what history is...More

Thank Jerusalemmiriam
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Musei Capitolini Centrale Montemartini - is part of the Capitoline Collection. The fact that it is less crowded than the main Capitoline, could be enough to interest you. But even more appealing than that is that this collection is approachable, and presented in the Giovanni...More

1  Thank PaulKandfamily
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Though off the beaten track, this museum is AMAZING! Beautiful antiquities from ancient Rome tastefully fill the remains of an early 20th century power plant. It's a layered museum - two periods of incredible history are on display simultaneously. I highly recommend this place!

Thank feiden
Reviewed 9 June 2017

If you want to see ancient marble Roman statues situated within a former power station, this is the place. Located off the main tourist stops (but with easy bus access) this place just blew me away. The juxtaposition of the ancient with the mechanical is...More

1  Thank AlbertKatz
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is an old power station housing a large collection of ancient busts, statues and floor tile mosaics. The marble of the statues really stands out against the black metal of the machinery and the exhibits have plenty of space. The building itself is impressive...More

Thank BronteBucket
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Quite out of the way but worth your while to go there. The statues and machines combination are really beautiful. I liked the floor mosaics that they are busy putting together. I can just imagine the excitement when somebody finds another piece of the puzzle

Thank Renate V
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This unusual museum hosts classic pieces in an old power plant artfully restructured, with an interesting connection between the new (early 1900s machines) and the old (statues, mosaics, funerary decorations: all beautiful, though sort of second tier considering the abundance of art tresures in the...More

Thank marcellos375
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a former power station. The turbines and other large machines have been retained and form a wonderful backdrop for antiquities, often unearthed in the local area.

Thank zorro84
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Even after more than 50 times visiting Rome (in the range of 35 years, obviously) it turns out that there still unvisited places. I found this place in the book "111 things to visit in Rome". And what a surprise! Myself, who is not so...More

Thank dogadoga
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely one of the best places I have visited in Rome so far. Unique location gives amazing background for the sculptures and mozaigues. Bit far from the busy turistic area, but combine visit with dinner in Testaccio area.

Thank jaajoka
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear, booking in advance is not compulsory. Best regards
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11 April 2017|
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
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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