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Centrale Montemartini

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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...more
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Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Capitolini Museum in central Rome can get quite busy but you can see part of their collection at the Centrale Montemartini in much less crowded conditions and in a unique context (the building itself was previously one of the first electric generation plants in...More

1  Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I had never heard of this museum it was only on a recommendation from our hotel reception that it might be something of interest to us since we had been to Rome a few times and were heading over to visit the Basilica Papale San...More

2  Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This was my third visit to this exquisite museum set on the site of the disused gasworks. The white marble busts and statues are beautifully offset by the black 20th century machinery. It's not a big museum, just right for a couple of hours where...More

1  Thank Catherine Y
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

When I read up about Basilica San Paolo fuori le Mura in my guidebook, I saw an introduction on this museum and immediately decided to go, as it's not far away from the basilica. What an ingenious idea to turn this disused power plant (with...More

2  Thank A Y
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The “Centrale Montemartini” was born as the first plant for the production of electricity for the city of Rome and is today a beautiful example of industrial archeology. Reconverted into a museum in 1997, it is today one of the seat of capitoline museums. The...More

Thank Marziomartel
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Rome. Off the beaten tourist trail, a decommissioned power plant has been turned into a museum of ancient artefacts. Positioning the obsolete tools and towering machinery of the early 20th century power plant as the...More

1  Thank impa1er
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic museum! A really successful juxtaposition of recent industrial history and classical sculpture. Easily accessible from Garbatella metro but far from the teeming crowds of central Rome. An inspiring space.

2  Thank davidtW6579ZN
Reviewed 11 April 2018

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

2  Thank PipingAngel
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

Thank sjhHove
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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6 July 2017|
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Dear, booking in advance is not compulsory. Best regards
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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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