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Centrale Montemartini

Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Even better than we anticipated

We've been wanting to come here for years but hadn't had the chance before our most recent trip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
A little-known "must-see" museum

A world away from the sea of humanity filling the Vatican, or lining up for the Colosseum, is this... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Vancouver Island, Canada
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The history if the new exhibition space for the Musei Capitolini in the former Giovanni Montemartini Thermoelectric Centre, an extraordinary example of industrial archaeology converted into a museum, began in 1997 with the transfer of hundreds of sculptures to the new location during the restructuring works carried out across much of the Capitoline complex. In an atmospheric game of contrasts, the old machinery of electricity production became the backdrop for masterpieces of ancient sculpture and precious goods found in the excavations of the late nineteenth century and the 1930s. The display reconstructs some of the great monumental complexes and illustrates the development of the ancient city from the Republican era to the late imperial age.
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“power plant” (27 reviews)
“roman statues” (6 reviews)
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Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been wanting to come here for years but hadn't had the chance before our most recent trip when we made sure we took the time out to visit. Soooo glad we made the effort. The juxtaposition of the ancient marble against the bronze and...More

Thank Bognorboyz
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A world away from the sea of humanity filling the Vatican, or lining up for the Colosseum, is this wonderful museum that juxtaposes an excellent collection of Roman statuary and mosaics inside a 1930s thermo-electric plant and alongside its massive machinery. You and a few...More

2  Thank cheffip
Reviewed 29 September 2017

My visit to the Centrale Montemartini Museum was one of the highlights of being in Rome. This unique museum is set in Rome’s first public electrical power plant and has marble statues from the Capitoline Collection set against the incongruous backdrop of turbines, diesel engines...More

2  Thank Bairbre_10
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

one of the greatest museum spaces you'll ever experience. Incredible collection of Roman sculpture, Mosaics all within the impressive surroundings of a power station. You'll need a good 90 minutes here.

1  Thank Jethro672
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I was born in Rome and this is one of my favourite and most unexpected place. Renovation of 1930 engines is amazing and everything is completely well kept. Roman statues are charming in contrast with industrial archaeology. Highly recommended. E' uno dei miei luoghi preferiti...More

1  Thank Stefano E
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a place that makes you see history in a different way. Set in a Mussolini fascist architectural space, the mostly black and white museum pieces place 1st c. sculptures next to 20th c. machinery and the contrast keeps you rethinking what history is...More

Thank Jerusalemmiriam
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Musei Capitolini Centrale Montemartini - is part of the Capitoline Collection. The fact that it is less crowded than the main Capitoline, could be enough to interest you. But even more appealing than that is that this collection is approachable, and presented in the Giovanni...More

1  Thank PaulKandfamily
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Though off the beaten track, this museum is AMAZING! Beautiful antiquities from ancient Rome tastefully fill the remains of an early 20th century power plant. It's a layered museum - two periods of incredible history are on display simultaneously. I highly recommend this place!

Thank feiden
Reviewed 9 June 2017

If you want to see ancient marble Roman statues situated within a former power station, this is the place. Located off the main tourist stops (but with easy bus access) this place just blew me away. The juxtaposition of the ancient with the mechanical is...More

1  Thank AlbertKatz
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is an old power station housing a large collection of ancient busts, statues and floor tile mosaics. The marble of the statues really stands out against the black metal of the machinery and the exhibits have plenty of space. The building itself is impressive...More

Thank BronteBucket
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear, booking in advance is not compulsory. Best regards
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11 April 2017|
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Response from Zetema M | Property representative |
Dear Tainley, yes, the museum will be regularly open from 9am to 7pm (last admission at 6:30pm). Best regards, Staff
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