Galata Museo del Mare is part of Mu.MA Istituzione dei Musei del Mare e delle Migrazioni of the Municipality of Genoa, and was inaugurated in 2004 on the occasion of Genoa capital of culture. The space, upgraded by the Spanish architect Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra, is among the biggest in Italy dedicated to the secular relationship between humans and the sea. It is located in Antico Arsenale della Repubblica of Genoa, building that dates
back to the XVI century, in the area of Porto Antico and extends over a surface of 12.000 sq. m on 5 storeys, 30 exhibition rooms with over 4300 original objects exhibited.
Since 2011 Galata has hosted “MEM – Memorie e Migrazioni” [Memories and Migrations] which tells in 1200 square metres and over 40 multimedia stations the long journey of migrations that have touched Genoa.