Galata Museo del Mare

The sea is the star of this innovative, spectacular museum located in the heart of the port and named after the age-old Genoese quarter in the city of Istanbul: with its 10,000 square metres of exhibition space, it is the Mediterranean's largest museum dedicated to the sea, taking visitors on an extraordinary journey through the history of navigation in the buildings of the old dockyard of the Republic of Genoa.

The Museum, a brilliant combination of tradition and technological innovation, is organised over 4 floors, with a total of twenty-eight large rooms, including one devoted to Christopher Columbus with his famous portrait attributed to Ghirlandaio and his Book of Privileges, simulated port and shipyard settings, media stations, and spectacular sound and lighting effects; completing all this is a rich array of nautical instruments, atlases, nautical charts, weapons, and paintings.

Visitors can discover how men lived on board a galley in the 1600s, experience Italian emigration in the 20th century through an interactive route and enjoy a uniquely engaging adventure inside the S518 Nazario Sauro submarine.

The itinerary ends with MIRAGenova, a major, innovative project that allows visitors to fully enjoy enchanting views of the port and the historic area of Genoa around it.

For information on prices and schedules, please visit the organisation's website.

<b>March – October</b><br/> all days, 10.00 - 19.30 (last entry 18.30)<br/> <br/> <b>November - February</b><br/> Tuesday-Friday, 10.00 – 18.00 (last entry 17.00)<br/> Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 10.00 - 19.30 (last entry 18.30)<br/> Monday closed

Useful information

Tel: +39 0102345655
By train: railway station Piazza Principe 5 min. on foot By bus: stop Piazza Caricamento - Gramsci 1 /Metrò Darsena By metro: stop Darsena

Opening days and hours:
March – October
all days, 10.00 - 19.30 (last entry 18.30)

November - February
Tuesday-Friday, 10.00 – 18.00 (last entry 17.00)
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 10.00 - 19.30 (last entry 18.30)
Monday closed
The facility is accessible to the disabledNo pets allowedDiscounted admission with the City Card MuseiGenoa for kids