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The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding

Neutorstrasse 2, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 286630
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Very Interesting

Free education about the Romans along the Rhine River in Mainz. Not a lot of english on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whitehorse, Canada
Okay, if You're Interested in Maritime History

We were disappointed in this museum. There are some replicas of ancient ships and the skeletons of... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Heather H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“roman period” (4 reviews)
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Neutorstrasse 2, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 286630
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free education about the Romans along the Rhine River in Mainz. Not a lot of english on the displays and the english audio was not working. But the displays were still interesting and the models were well done.

Thank PARyxy
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were disappointed in this museum. There are some replicas of ancient ships and the skeletons of a few old ones. I think your time would be better spent elsewhere in the city. I know this is a short review, but there really wasn't much...More

1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place offers a great deal of information, but perhaps I just expected too much. Most of the ships inside were replicas. Worth a trip at least.

1  Thank Heist79
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding is a very nice stopover for anyone visiting Mainz.It houses a couple of scale replicas of old style boats and many more attractions of the sort. Worth a visit for children and adults alike.

Thank mocris
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I was a little worried about visiting this museum because other reviews indicated that the were few English descriptions. I am happy to report that nearly every panel in the museum has at least a small English description. It was nice to see the ancient...More

Thank Jared J
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a very nice museum showcasing the art of roman shipbuilding with a replicas of different ships and boats. It also touches on the ships that were found in Mainz as well on how life in the roman fleet. It is a pleasant museum...More

Thank lumaD
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I was very disappointed by my visit. Most of the exhibits are replica with just a small handful of actual artefacts. 90% of the accompanying texts and signs were in German - and so technical that I struggled to understand much with my four years...More

1  Thank Karie_WM
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The remains of Roman warships from the early centuries , spectacular replicas, and a many ship reliefs and stone monuments. Educational models and display boards complete this excursion into ancient shipbuilding

Thank Elena F
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

While the remains of the actual ships are limited (mostly the bottoms or hulls), it's some of the only Roman ships of this period that have been found. The reconstructed versions are well done and really help you understand what the craft might have been...More

Thank TheSpear
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is about a block from the DB Roman Theater station Mainz. Which is a good place to begin or end a day trip to Mainz. This amazing museum is FREE. It is newer and has some interesting displays of archeological finds. They rebuilt Roman...More

Thank Steve S
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