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The Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding

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Roman shipbuilding

This museum was set up when five Roman ships were found in a development site in Mainz. The remains... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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A lovely setting filled with replicas and some ancient artifacts -- it isn't always clear which is... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Montreal, Canada
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Neutorstrasse 2, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum was set up when five Roman ships were found in a development site in Mainz. The remains of the boats are there, together with two full-sized replicas, with a film of one being sailed, and models of a range of Roman boats. There...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

A lovely setting filled with replicas and some ancient artifacts -- it isn't always clear which is which. We're interested in maritime history and this museum provides detailed information about the Roman era in Mainz. Their bilingual panels are excellent.

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Popped in here because I couldn’t work out what it was from the German title! And after it was explained I was encouraged to spend the remaining hour that it was open for, browsing. Exhibits are well displayed, and there’s lots of interesting information. It...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum very much. It is a modern museum in great space with signage in German plus quite good information in English. We learned about Romans in Germany and how fleets were structured but also saw the remains of excavated ships plus recreations....More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 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
Reviewed October 3, 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
Reviewed July 26, 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
Reviewed April 18, 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
Reviewed February 21, 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
Reviewed February 7, 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

2  Thank Jared J
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