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Services and Facilities
The Galata museum offers its visitors the following services and facilities:
A permanent exhibition of 10,000 sq. m., stretching over five floors, with 28 rooms, 4,300 pieces exhibited and 40 interactive digital kiosks.
Temporary exhibitions: Saletta dell’Arte and Sala delle Esposizioni regularly host art exhibits relating to the themes of sea and migrations.
Access to storage facilities: storage facilities can be visited by scholars and researchers upon reasonable request (that must be submitted to the director’s office).
Cultural projects: Galata and Mu.MA staff offer and promote the cooperation with other museums and they organise conferences, meetings with writers and artists as well as cultural events.
Educational projects: Galata offers activities for every school as well as specific educational projects for all types and levels of school.
Communication and Accessibility: all the activities of the museum aim at promoting its cultural heritage and at granting an enjoyable visit to as many visitors as possible.
Counselling: Galata promotes and takes part in planning educational projects, new exhibitions and exhibition management, as well as in offering advice to other national and international museums.
Create your personal guide of the Galata on your smartphone or tablet.
Scan the QR code at the entrance of the room or next to the items and visit the related website, containing videos, audio and follow-up texts. The contents can be saved, so that you can take a closer look at the topics once you come back home.
At the moment, captions with additional QR code are available only in the first three rooms of the museum.
Tactile Map+ SHOW
MiraGenova is the panoramic roof top of Galata. Enjoy a superb 360° view of the city.
A relief tactile map near the glass wall overlooking the Darsena completes the experience, allowing to discover and locate the submarine, the Lanterna (the ancient lighthouse), the Bigo panoramic lift and the Maritime Station.
The relief map (95 x 65 cm) with notes in braille shows the area of the Port and the view of the old town centre.HIDE
The Bussola delle Idee (Compass of Ideas) Bookshop is a transparent room, which is at the ground floor and can be accessed from the glass entrance of the Galata Museo del Mare.
A set of packing cases and navy icons create a picturesque setting and provide a foretaste of the theme of the museum.
If you want to take a look at the online shop, click here
Three-wheel electric scooter+ SHOW
People with motor disabilities can visit Galata Museo del Mare thanks to a three-wheel electric scooter, which is available at the reception desk of the Museum.
The REVO model has three wheels, is handy and easy to handle, with a comfortable seat and plenty of room for the legs to fit comfortably. The rechargeable batteries have a long battery life and allow to visit all the rooms of the Museum at your leisure.HIDE
Babysitting for children of different ages.
FROM 10.00 TO 15.00 – PRICE: € 3.00 per child – For further information and reservations, call the phone number: 010 2345655. (Duration: about 2 hours)
The activity is managed by the educational sector of the museum.HIDE
Guided Tours+ SHOW
Every day, by reservation. The offer includes a guided tour with explanations provided by qualified staff members, who will tell you about the first three floors of the exhibition. Duration of the visit: about 1 hour and a half
Should you need further information or if you wish to book, call Incoming Liguria: 010 2345666 – or send a fax to 010 2465422 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To book on-line: http://www.incomingliguria.it
Every Sunday at 15:00. The guided tour is free of charge and included in the price of the entrance ticket to the museum.
For further information, call 0102345655
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Audio guides+ SHOW
40 audio guides – both in Italian and in English – are available to the visitors at the reception desk of the Museum at the price of €1.00.
The audio guides allow you to discover the history of navigation, described in the 28 rooms of the museum. After a short introduction about the Darsena, the recordings describe four ages of the marine life: the oar age, which is the age of the galleys and of the old arsenal; the sail age, with the construction of vessels and then clipper ships; the steam age, when steamships were born and began to develop; and the age of the great Italian migrations, on board ocean liners, as well as the contemporary phenomenon of migrations on board makeshift boats.HIDE
Multimedia Guides for Sight-impaired People+ SHOW
In strategic places alongside the gallery, an audio guide detects the highlights of the museum and automatically plays the recordings. The audio guides are free of charge and will be given to you by the staff at the reception desk of Galata Museo del Mare.HIDE
The RINA Auditorium, with its 99 seats, is an ideal location for conferences, meetings, seminars and conventions. It’s equipped with a projector, a 3x3m screen, two microphones and a radio microphone.
Should you need further information, call the phone number + 39 010 2512435 from 10:00 to 13:00 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org – or call the phone number +39 0202345367 or contact email@example.comHIDE
A place fit for every occasion, offering international and Ligurian specialities. It’s open from Tuesday to Thursday, from 10:30 to 18:00 (dinner is available by reservation)
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, it’s open until 22:00
Should you need further information, call the phone number 0102543939HIDE
Sound System And Amplifiers+ SHOW
The magnetic induction sound system, operating all over the museum, allows people with hearing aids not to hear disturbances and to hear the sounds at a higher volume. At the reception desk, you can find amplifying devices that you can wear around your neck during the visit. They are an audio guide for the museum and the submarine Nazario Sauro.HIDE
FACILITIES IN THE PORTO ANTICO AREA IN GENOA+ SHOW
BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE GALATA+ SHOW
Celebrate your birthday as a pirate or as a sailor!
The museum offers you the possibility of a treasure hunt in the rooms of the museum –like real pirates – for younger children, or a battleship game – which in the Galata is really huge – for older children.
For further information: call the phone number +39 010 2345655
Price: starting from €6.00 per child
The “treasure hunt” party is available for children aged 4 to 10, the battleship game is for children aged 11 to 13.HIDE
THURSDAY OF THE GENOESE+ SHOW
Every Thursday. Special entrance at Galata Museo del Mare (just to the museum, not the Submarine) at € 8.00 (single adult ticket) or € 4.00 (for children up to 12 years old), exclusively for resident citizens of Genoa.
AT 16:00: FREE AUDIO GUIDE to visit the museum, exclusively for resident citizens of Genoa (up to a maximum of 20 people).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION call the phone number: 010 2345655.HIDE
TRY TO SAIL+ SHOW
Here at the museum you can learn about the sea not only thanks to its history, but also thanks to real experiences! Prova la vela (Try to sail) offers you both the visit to the museum and a boat ride – within the port – on a deep-sea boat with professional skippers.
You can find out if you’re a sea person!
Every day, twice a day: at 10:00 and at 15:00. Duration: About 3 hours. Price: € 13.00 per person (minimum age required: 5 years). For further information call: +39 0102345655HIDE
Galata Express+ SHOW
Get on board the Galata Express, the new link for tourists that, starting from 10:00, connects the Porto Antico (Old Harbour) area with the Darsena in Genoa (La città dei bambini e dei ragazzi – Acquario di Genova – Galata Museo del Mare).
Price: € 1.00 for a single section and € 3.00 for the complete tour (€ 2.00 for children).HIDE