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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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Whatever your interests this is well worth a visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Warwick, United Kingdom
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 

Thank PhillipNelson
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This museum is very good, It has interactive zones and very well displayed. It has activities for kids as well. You can really walk through the history of maritime transportation. It can be combined with a visit with the submarine harboured nearby

Thank Franci9371
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

why it was special...because galata is a district of istanbul and in the beginning it was founded by the people of genoa...genoese people came to constantinople (istanbul) and constructed the galata tower to check thier maritime commerce.so it was a review of those days as well when we were visiting the galata museo del mare in genoa...it is a well... More 

Thank Orlando D
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting but a bit chaotic and overrun with noisy children - although as parents ourselves we were happy to see youngsters there. We particularly appreciated the 4th floor exhibition on emigration. On the other floors, we found the full-size ships and maps interesting. Probably quieter in the week - we were there on a wet Saturday afternoon.

Thank Sarah J

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