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Centrale Montemartini, Rome

4.6
#16 of 162 in Museums in Rome
Visit the approximately 400 Roman statues, inscriptions, and mosaics at Centrale Montemartini, an industrial archaeological site showcasing the artifacts recovered from excavations during the unification of Italy. Housed in an abandoned power plant, the museum juxtaposes ancient statues and art with the steel machinery of industrialism, bringing up interesting questions about the course of human development and civilization. Don't miss iconic exhibits like “Venus in the Boiler Room.” Put Centrale Montemartini into our Rome trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A wonderful collection of marble statues, mosaics, funerary monuments, etc. Very good signage for the most part. Nicely displayed in an unusual setting of old power plant.  more »
  • We returned to visit this particular Museum,after a few months from our first time, me and my partner a few weeks ago. It was and is still in progress (until February 2020) the exhibition "Colors of the Etruscans" or an interesting collection of various terracotta objects that had been stolen from Italy of which it is an undisputed mother and placed in the illegal trade. Vases of Magna Greece, Roman statues, slabs and various fragments have finally returned home after careful and meticulous work by the Carabinieri of the Cultural Heritage Protection Core. It was a pleasant afternoon as we could once again admire the originality of this Museum which, as also written in my previous review, pairs impressive work machinery, gears and various equipment of the former plant so dark to the white white and finesse of statues and busts, with a surprising result of perfect harmony and symbiosis. Also attractive is the train built specifically for Pope Pius XI. Entry for us free being holders of the Mic card. Small museum, well cared for, with the presence of toilets, machines dispensers of snacks and soft drinks, also easily accessible with the metro line B stop Garbatella. Don't miss it.
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  • It was the power station that supplied the whole city of Rome! Old engines along with departments of various eras and different people. It is a fantastic jewel capable of recovering even industrial archaeology! The train of Pius IX is an authentic heirloom ! To visit!
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  • Make sure you visit here while in Rome. The structures, building, landscape, culture, and most importantly, the history is all right here to learn from. There is so much to do in Rome and it begins all right here. This can be a great starting point to gain a lot of insight while learning the geography. Spent several hours in this area soaking it all in. You will not be disappointed!
  • A highlight of my trip, and a delight to experience, this clash of gods and machines contains some of the most stunning artifacts within a unique, juxtaposed environment. Easy enough to access from the B-line of the metro, arriving early will yield an intimate experience between art and observer. I cannot rate this attraction highly enough. If you have any appreciation of ancient statuary, please, I beg you to just go and experience this museum for yourself.
  • The place is amazing, mixing machines and history is a very nice idea. Worth the (easy) transport from center to there
  • Amazing museum in a spectacular location...the old power plant of Rome. Greek and Roman statues in a renovated industrial facility. Highly recommended!
  • Went on museum night. It’s a museum with sculptures and photo of sculptures, as well as steam engine machines. You feel the raw power in both creations. But honestly after all the sculptures I have seen, I wish I had gone to the Trojan market museum hidden behind the side street instead. They are very nice sculptures with a story, it’s just basta for me.
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