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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 - 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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Tons to see

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank Gerry D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Kingmaker
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

On a one day visit to Genoa I included a stop at this wonderful maritime museum down Near the water. The exhibits are very educational about the history of Genoese sailing with some beautiful ship models and nautical art work. The top floor has a fascinating exhibit covering the tragic sinking of the Italian liner Andres Doria in 1956.

Thank travlinman42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I had a great time in this amazing interactive museum. This museum gives you the feeling of immigrating from Italy 100 years ago. Everything is so informative, intersting and fun. Perfect for all ages.

Thank israelitraveler88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you like maritime, navigation or immigration history museums, this is your place. If you don't like these museums, you will find these 4 interactive floors a new and positive surprise. Usually kids love it and it's educational for them as well, in particular nowadays. Full of interesting individual stories, voices of emigrants and captain speeches, maps, real size areas... More 

Thank csirio
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A gorgeous museum, complete, well organized, where you can have a complete view about history of Genova absolutely not boring. Don't miss that experience! 17 euro really well payed for. A terrific view from the top.

Thank Selvatica67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The museum is HUGE. There are four floors of incredibly thoughtful interior that is made to look like inside of a ship or cabin, or inside of a whale. Every room and gallery is different, aswell as spacious. Paintings, boats which you can get on, trying out how it felt like to be an immigrant back in the days by... More 

Thank Stella B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent history of navigation and immigration. Truly brings the context of Genoa as a port city to life. We especially liked the exhibit on Italian emigration from Genoa to the Americas, and more recent immigration to Italy from the wider world. The museum is large and well - organized. It was both fun and educational. The downside is the same... More 

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