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Address: | Isolotto di Peddone, Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
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Feels somewhat unfinished

There is some interesting material in this museum - old ships; displays on the history of Olbia - but there are also a lot of rooms that aren't filled or don't quite feel... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is some interesting material in this museum - old ships; displays on the history of Olbia - but there are also a lot of rooms that aren't filled or don't quite feel finished. However, it's still worth a visit to get some history about the town and the area.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Free entry, not to large, showcases a lot of the local history. Great for a rainy day. Great views from the top, 360 degree views. They have different displays throughout the year. Well worth a visit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Good museum with interesting audio guide (we had it in English and had to leave id as a deposit of sort). We visited it really late not expecting to actually get it. Friendly staff. Old photographs exhibition had some amazing pictures of local people. It was free to get it and I'm glad that we did. I would go out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

People tend to fly into and from Olbia Airport but it is worth a visit in its own right. If you can arrange things try to arrive in Olbia several hours before you need to catch your flight home. The museum is relatively new and is still building up its collection, Entrance is free and if you have your passport... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

if you visit here take some i.d. so you can get earphones and can listen to explanations of each item. free entry and some amazing artifacts. well worth a visit to see how things used to look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Interesting remains of old boats found at the bottom of the harbour, and a small but well displayed collection of recent, local archaeological finds. Wonderful modern building. The architect was clearly inspired by its setting on a promontary in the harbour, and by its unique collection ships.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

First things first: it's free. And that means one should give it a try when in the area. And one should bring their passport otherwise there is no audio guide (a bit strange idea IMO). The museum is located in a modern and huge building. Some parts of the exhibition are made with a great sense for detail, other rooms... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We visited on a Saturday morning when youngsters from local schools are delegated and trained to show visitors round all the sites and sights of Olbia, churches ruins, museums etc. They are only too happy to show you around and if you get lucky they will speak a little of your language. No matter if they don't because if you... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The museum is located in a modern and, by the looks of it, quite expensive building. However the collection is utterly forgettable. Ironically, when asked if we could have a look at the ships (from a major archeological find of Roman and Medieaval shipwrecks in the harbour of Olbia) we were very kindly referred to the roof terrace to look... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

The museum must have cost a lot of money but is now in need of repairs,flaking plaster and housekeeping could be better,bird droppings outside the door not a good impression ..!! It's was free to get in and the audio guides were also free,we were most impressed with the boat timbers that have been found and are being preserved but... More 

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