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Maritime Museum

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Small but perfectly formed

There is enough in this small museum to keep most people interested for an hour or so. It is... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Richard H
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Terrific museum with some great displays

A good museum outlining the maritime industry around the Trieste (and Italian, some Croation... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Steffan I
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Perth, Australia
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Born in 1888, it is one of the most important Maritime Museum of the Mediterranean area. Along with vessels and cruisers, there are some historical ships such as the “zoppolo Lisa”, one of the two zoppolo preserved in the world. Zoppolo is an...more
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Via di Campo Marzio 5, 34123, Trieste, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 May 2012

A nice little museum with a homey courtyard and sleepy attendants. Lots of nice ship models representing marine history in general and marine life in Trieste including large section on fishing. Quite interesting but would be even more if the descriptions were provided in other...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Trieste has a significant maritime history, the city deserves a quality museum showcasing and explaining all that has happened. Unfortunately, this museum is mostly just a collection of dioramas and models without much more to educate or entertain people.

1  Thank AlnAbroad
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Well worth a visit of an hour or so. Even if you are not especially interested in this type of specialty museum I am confident you will learn enough to justify going.

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 6 June 2018

There is enough in this small museum to keep most people interested for an hour or so. It is important for a port to have a decent maritime museum as most ports no longer employ large numbers of men and people need to remain connected...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A good museum outlining the maritime industry around the Trieste (and Italian, some Croation) region. Very clean museum with some very depictictive and informative displays that made up for lack of English narratives in some areas. Free entry 9-1pm.

1  Thank Steffan I
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This museum has an exceptional range of wooden models. It tries to give a history of seafaring and until the upper floors has no especial concentration on Trieste. For example on the ground floor there are models of important ships from around the world. British...More

Thank rhyshedges
Reviewed 28 November 2016

On my last day of staying in Trieste, I dropped by for a quick visit to this museum. There is a wide range of exhibits, including models of various types of ships, various types of netting, small models of steam engines, a few actual small...More

Thank Sandeep M
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Strange as it may sound, I love maritime museums... and this is one of the best. Yes, the usual models of boats, but such a huge variety! And then you find out that Trieste was the place they invented the cruise ship! But the best...More

Thank Moira J
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The Maritime Museum is very small, with lots of local topics as well a focus on international seafare. Nice little tour.

Thank Chuck73_2016
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Trieste exists because of the sea. It was the largest port of the Austro Hungarian empire and the sea dominates most views in the city. This museum traces the roots of Trieste's relationship with the Adriatic and the evolution of the boats that helped make...More

Thank DiverDaveMinneapolis
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Who would thought that such fine museum can be found in a very small city like Trieste? The museum itself is not large, to be honest, but it is quite rich and very nicely organized. Fine ship models, although my favourite part is about local...More

2  Thank aleksandar1s
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Trieste has a significant maritime history, the city deserves a quality museum showcasing and explaining all that has happened. Unfortunately, this museum is mostly just a collection of dioramas and models without much more to educate or entertain people.

1  Thank AlnAbroad
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