Montemartini Power Plant, Rome
An original example of the conversion of an old industrial building into a museum, the Montemartini power plant in Rome is located on the left bank of the Tiber, on via Ostiense.
This museum houses around 400 neoclassical sculptures that were recovered from archaeological digs in Rome between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is the site where ancient monumental complexes little known to the general public, such as the huge mosaic with hunting scenes from Santa Bibiana, were reconstructed.
There is therefore a fascinating contrast between ancient marble and the power plant's original rooms, where motors, turbines and a gigantic steam engine can still be seen, complemented by Art Nouveau furniture.
The Centrale Montemartini museum also serves as a venue for temporary exhibitions and hosts Jazz concerts and Latium wine-tasting events every Friday and Saturday.
Tuesday - Sunday 9am – 7pm; 24 and 31 December 9am – 2pm (the ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time)
Via Ostiense 106
00154 Rome - Italy