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Galata Museo del Mare

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Address: Calata De' Ansaldo Mari 1, 16126, Genoa, Italy
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+39 010 234 5655
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10:00 - 18:00
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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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A must see when you are in Genua!

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... read more

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Soest
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 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.

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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Thank Ireneros
Chene-Bourg, Switzerland
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank Giuseppe211284
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank Tripljak
Weymouth
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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 

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Cambridge
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank AndiamoPronto
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

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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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Thank Gerry D
Switzerland
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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.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I was really knocked out by this place. It is amazingly well put together and well displayed. There is all the history (some wonderful paintings of Genoa) but then there are whole boats for you to clamber round! A must see.

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