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The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding

Neutorstrasse 2, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 286630
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Interesting.

We just happened to wander into this Museum one day and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chocolatekitty59
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Very Interesting

Free education about the Romans along the Rhine River in Mainz. Not a lot of english on the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
PARyxy
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Whitehorse, Canada
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Neutorstrasse 2, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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"full size"
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"ship building"
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"english descriptions"
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"interesting displays"
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"roman theater"
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"worth a visit"
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"ships"
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"model"
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"scale"
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"romans"
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"remains"
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"hulls"
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"fleet"
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"information"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened to wander into this Museum one day and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was amazing. Not somewhere I would normally have gone to, but after walking through the museum, I can now appreciate the hard work...More

1  Thank chocolatekitty59
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Free education about the Romans along the Rhine River in Mainz. Not a lot of english on the displays and the english audio was not working. But the displays were still interesting and the models were well done.

2  Thank PARyxy
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were disappointed in this museum. There are some replicas of ancient ships and the skeletons of a few old ones. I think your time would be better spent elsewhere in the city. I know this is a short review, but there really wasn't much...More

2  Thank Heather H
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place offers a great deal of information, but perhaps I just expected too much. Most of the ships inside were replicas. Worth a trip at least.

2  Thank Heist79
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding is a very nice stopover for anyone visiting Mainz.It houses a couple of scale replicas of old style boats and many more attractions of the sort. Worth a visit for children and adults alike.

1  Thank mocris
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

I was a little worried about visiting this museum because other reviews indicated that the were few English descriptions. I am happy to report that nearly every panel in the museum has at least a small English description. It was nice to see the ancient...More

1  Thank Jared J
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a very nice museum showcasing the art of roman shipbuilding with a replicas of different ships and boats. It also touches on the ships that were found in Mainz as well on how life in the roman fleet. It is a pleasant museum...More

1  Thank lumaD
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

I was very disappointed by my visit. Most of the exhibits are replica with just a small handful of actual artefacts. 90% of the accompanying texts and signs were in German - and so technical that I struggled to understand much with my four years...More

1  Thank Karie_WM
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

The remains of Roman warships from the early centuries , spectacular replicas, and a many ship reliefs and stone monuments. Educational models and display boards complete this excursion into ancient shipbuilding

Thank Elena F
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

While the remains of the actual ships are limited (mostly the bottoms or hulls), it's some of the only Roman ships of this period that have been found. The reconstructed versions are well done and really help you understand what the craft might have been...More

Thank TheSpear
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