The Gibraltar Museum, Gibraltar

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Built over the remains of a Moorish bathhouse, The Gibraltar Museum houses various collections that shed light on Gibraltar's millennia-old natural history and cultural heritage. General Sir Alexander Godley, a former governor of Gibraltar, established the museum in 1930. See the 8 m (26 ft) long scale model of the Rock, made in 1865; walk through rooms with reconstructed prehistoric landscapes and caves; and see a Neanderthal coming alive through a forensic reconstruction from skulls and fossil remains. You'll also learn about the seven centuries of Moorish rule, the Great Siege, and the British period. It's worth taking a guide, considering the displays are static and not very engaging on their own. Use our Gibraltar day trip planning tool to visit The Gibraltar Museum on your trip to Gibraltar, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The museum was interesting and enjoyed by both ourselves and our children (5,7 and 9). Also £5 for us all to visit. Allow an hour to view it all. The only let down was the receptionist who couldn't ha...  more »
  • A variety of exhibits of Gibraltar through the ages. Cheap to enter and enough to see in about an hour. Neanderthal models at the entrance are wonderful!  more »
  • The Museum does not look big on the outside, its not until you go inside and underground, through various passages you realise how big it is. On entering you meet Flint and his grandma, and throughout...  more »
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  • Very cool museum! Only costs £2 per person and is truly a must see in Gibraltar. You can get their this museum easily within 30-60 minutes. I would've have spent 90-120 minutes here but I entered near closing. My favorite exhibits were the Neanderthal, outdoor aquaducts site, and the Moorish bathhouse. There are also a few great videos with seeing. My only complaint is that they play on a continuous loop and do not give a run-time. Amazing museum for the money.
  • No visit to Gibraltar would be complete without a visit to its museum. The museum itself is a warren of small rooms and narrow passages to which you gain entry by paying a paltry £2 (in 2017). Poorly lit artifacts in varnished cabinets, more reminiscent of an 18th Century Victorian gentleman's collection in his private study, belie the importance of what is on view. It is a world apart from the modern museums you may have visited in various cities - and long may it remain so. The museum is as anachronistic as Gibraltar itself.
  • Eclectic and not well themed. Lovely though and worth visiting. Friendly staff.
  • Good presentation of collections and history of Gibraltar. Good selection of Gibraltar books for sale.
  • A real gem, I love what they've done with the site. Great exhibitions of the history and native wildlife of Gib.

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There are many budget and luxury options to choose from in Gibraltar, with the majority found on the western side of Gibraltar Nature Reserve, near the harbor. If you're looking for serious savings and good service, consider the family-run hostels near Montagu Bastion, or hotels on Cannon Lane.
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