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Centrale Montemartini

Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Unusual experience of industrial archaeology and antique sculpture

In the huge halls of the former power station, successful marriage between the old monumental... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PipingAngel
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Liege, Belgium
Fascinating juxtaposition of archaeological statues and defunct machinery

This interesting museum is housed in one of Rome’s first power stations. It displays some of Rome’s... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
sjhHove
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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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Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the huge halls of the former power station, successful marriage between the old monumental machinery and the much older roman sculpture, with some plastic rimes between the curves of both, or impressive contrast between the materials, colours, shapes, sizes. The museology is one of...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This interesting museum is housed in one of Rome’s first power stations. It displays some of Rome’s huge collection of Greek and Roman statues, tombs, two large mosaic floors and sculpture set amongst the now defunct turbines and boilers and the halls still smell of...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Is located in Via Ostiense, (join tickets with Capitoline Museums;) this museum attracts visitors to formerly industrial Ostiense; to admire many ancient sculptures, also massive turbines and furnaces fascinate; many objects as head and feet of an colossal statue, of about 8 m high from...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Rome has really too much to offer and this is why this peculiar museum is too often forgotten by tourists and romans alike. It is a great pity because it has so much to offer! Antique greek and roman masterpieces and the oldest surviving train...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

I enjoyed this museum a lot but it's probably not a must see if it's your first time in Rome. It's mostly sculptures in an old power plant (interesting in itself, and a neat contrast) but there are also some huge, amazing mosaics. There were...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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Outog
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Dear, booking in advance is not compulsory. Best regards
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11 April 2017|
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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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