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The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding

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Impressive replicas and great little kids' play area

We came to pass some time with our 5-year old son. The replicas were impressive and there were some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great experience even if your German isn't that good

Spent 2 hours here at part of a day visit to Mainz from Frankfurt. There is so much to like about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Neutorstrasse 2, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 286630
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to pass some time with our 5-year old son. The replicas were impressive and there were some interactive displays, though we didn't go through it all. There are some remnants of the original Roman boats, so it was useful to have replicas in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 2 hours here at part of a day visit to Mainz from Frankfurt. There is so much to like about this place: 1- There's no admission charge. There is a place to leave a donation (which we did) 2- Most the signage is in...More

Thank jwest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ships, the building, the exposition, the work of the technicals,... everything we loved. The better is that our children go out crying because was closing and in the street was to repeat the next day. Thanks to the staff for their patient.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Came here and loved the reconstruction of a warship and trading ship. Also the rostrum, have always read about the rostrum ie speaking platforn in thee forum with its collection of rams from captured ships in Rome but never seen an actual ram. Also loved...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This museum was set up when five Roman ships were found in a development site in Mainz. The remains of the boats are there, together with two full-sized replicas, with a film of one being sailed, and models of a range of Roman boats. There...More

Thank Bellaciao123
Reviewed 15 June 2018

A lovely setting filled with replicas and some ancient artifacts -- it isn't always clear which is which. We're interested in maritime history and this museum provides detailed information about the Roman era in Mainz. Their bilingual panels are excellent.

Thank RebeccaPeter
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in here because I couldn’t work out what it was from the German title! And after it was explained I was encouraged to spend the remaining hour that it was open for, browsing. Exhibits are well displayed, and there’s lots of interesting information. It...More

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum very much. It is a modern museum in great space with signage in German plus quite good information in English. We learned about Romans in Germany and how fleets were structured but also saw the remains of excavated ships plus recreations....More

Thank mule54
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We just happened to wander into this Museum one day and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was amazing. Not somewhere I would normally have gone to, but after walking through the museum, I can now appreciate the hard work...More

1  Thank chocolatekitty59
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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.

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