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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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This museum is stunning in its contrast between 2000 year old statuary and the inner machinery of the power plant. It’s 2 to 3 floors of statues, busts, and a few mosaics. By and large, the statues are in great shape. It’s not terribly busy,...More
I had the opportunity to visit this museum some months ago and I have to say that I was surprised. I got off the metro b at the station Garbatella and what I saw is a gray area, not a clean one, with nothing interesting...More
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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