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Galata Museo del Mare

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Address: Calata De' Ansaldo Mari 1, 16126, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 010 234 5655
10:00 - 19:30
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Fantastic look at old world sailing

I was very impressed by the exhibits in the museum of ancient sailing. It really pointed out the trials and tribulations faced by early sea goers.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andrew P
Bullhead City, Arizona
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Bullhead City, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was very impressed by the exhibits in the museum of ancient sailing. It really pointed out the trials and tribulations faced by early sea goers.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic Museo del Mare; you can see whole the history from Genua till know. Very nice route through the time and through the Museo. Very good to see and feel how it was in the past.

Thank Antonio v
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Genoa don't skip this amazing attraction, it definitely deserves a visit, either with children or only adults. It's big, has a lot of great attractions for kids and it's really interesting for adults. There are 4 floors for all tastes! It's also possible to visit a submarine. Nearby the aquarium can help complete your trip

Thank Ireneros
Chene-Bourg, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum itself is huge and beautiful, showing the History of Navigation throughout all ages with a lot of interacting areas like i.e. a Ship Bridge where you can actually steer a vessel in or out Genoa Port (which need some maintenance, since the steering wheel is almost falling apart and very low responding and also needs some surveillance as... More 

Thank Giuseppe211284
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is well worth the visit. A friend, who is a local, recommended highly so I thought I'd give it a chance. It got my interest from the beginning with its display of a full size galley ship ( I was reading a book about vikings at the time). It went on to show many other types of ships,... More 

Thank Tripljak
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been fortunate enough to visit many museums in cities round the world we would rate this as one of the best city museums we have visited. It is huge on four floors with great views from the roof terrace. There is loads of information in English ( not always the case in Italian museums ) plus helpful, bi-lingual reception... More 

Thank HattieWeymouth
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This museum, walking distance from the city center and also on the Metro and train line, is a wonderful way to spend a day. Inside are beautiful wooden ship models, a full size galleon you can walk around, a submarine you can board and an informative and moving immigration experience you can participate in, including being interviewed at the border.... More 

Thank AndiamoPronto
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is chock-full of information on the entirety of Genoa's maritime history, from the Middle Ages to present day. You can easily spend an afternoon here. A lot of great reconstructions of different types of ships and also a decent amount of art displayed. The highlight for me was the floor on immigration, especially the mock ship to simulate... More 

Thank Megan H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

A wonderful museum, especially the re-creation of the experiences of emigrants in the 19th/20th centuries

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Very interesting but also very big museum (reserve maybe 2-3 hours). All of it was interesting but it was almost too much. The highlight was the submarine at the end. You'll need to pick up your hard hats near the ticket counter first. Didn't find the sub to claustrophobic at all.

Thank Willie2000

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