Museum Of Ancient Shipbuilding, Mainz
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Address: Neutorstraße 2b, 55116 Mainz, Germany
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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In the early 1980s, when some construction work near the Rhine turned up some old Roman ships, it led to the building of this museum. Today it is dedicated to the history of shipbuilding, from Stone Age to Roman times. The highlights of this museum are:
- Five ancient Roman ships.
- To true scale reproductions of Roman ships.
- A workshop there visitors can see workers rebuild old ship models.
- A children’s action area where they can research, investigate and play.
The staff is very friendly and will answer most of your questions.
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Inside the museum are shown wood reproductions of romans' war ships from I to III century D.C.. Almost all of them are just models, but there are also a couple of them in 1:1 scale. The exibhition is well organized and free entrance. The panles are in German, and just few of them have been translated into English. Is notable the ammount of different boat models; each of theme thought to face a different environment and water properties.
I was there more than two years ago with my wife and daughter,when we were in holidays,and I can say this was one of the best places I visited in Mainz,we will glad to come back again. I forgot to say we are from Chile South America. All the best for you
Very interesting museum, especially if you are interested in antiquity. I really learned a lot. There is also a lot of information in English, but not some information is only in German. I hope they will translate that also.
It is OK, for free. Whole exhibition can be seen in 1 hour. There is no English descriptions at the exhibits.
They found some Roman river ships and preserved them in the state they where found which is nice. They also made new copies so it's easier to see how they looked. To make the copies they have jobs to people with mental and physical health issues which is super cool. Also a good amount of Roman art and history.
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