Centrale Montemartini

Ancient sculpture museum, in a former power plant, with Greek & Roman statues, busts & friezes. One of the more unlikely – and arguably most satisfying – venues in Rome’s panoply of ancient offerings, this decommissioned power station has had its huge turbines, boilers and cogs polished up to provide a dramatic backdrop for choice pieces from the Capitoline Museums’ storerooms.

What counts as a ‘minor’ ancient artwork or architectural decoration in Rome, of course, would be a major centrepiece elsewhere: the dreamy muse Polymnia and a towering statue of the goddess Fortuna are cases in point. The Centrale is visitable on a joint ticket (€11.50/€9.50) with the Capitoline Museums. Visit the museum’s website for updates on kids’ activities and the occasional jazz concert.

 

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  • Saturday09:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday09:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
  • Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
  • Thursday09:00 - 19:00
  • Friday09:00 - 19:00
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