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Almeria Museum

The Provincial Archaeological Museum of Almería It is located on the Carretera de Ronda, 91. It was created in 1933 with the own funds of the Provincial Commission of Monuments and the donations of the Belgian engineer Luis Siret, father of scientific archeology in Andalusia. The museum’s headquarters, since 2006, is a contemporary-style building specially built to house it.

The archaeological collections of the museum range from prehistory, with remains of human occupation of the Middle Paleolithic of the Zájara Cave, to the present. The excavations that have been carried out in the province have their space in this museum. It also houses an ethnographic collection in which we can appreciate collections of ceramics, folk costumes, weapons, tools and various crafts.

Photo: Outisnn

Photo: Outisnn

The museum is organized in four floors. They include a library, a temporary exhibition hall, a didactic cabinet, a dining room, archive, auditorium and shops.

Photo: Luis García

Photo: Luis García

A large part of the collections revolve around the two Almeria prehistoric cultures: that of The Thousands and of Argar. Semi-permanent exhibitions of museum funds are housed on the top floor of the building. The entire museum has a marked educational and informative criteria very successful.

Photo: Locutus Borg

Photo: Locutus Borg

The schedule Tuesdays are from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free for EU citizens and, for other visitors, it is € 1.50. They offer guided tours service that must be requested at least 7 days in advance, by calling the Diffusion Department (950175529).

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