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Museum of Almeria, Almeria

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The Museum of Almería is one of the most important museums in the Almerian province and maintains the largest collection of archaeological remains in Almería. The Museum is situated in Almería (Andalusia, Spain), Carretera de Ronda Street, 91. In 2006 the museum moved to a new building designed by Ignacio García Pedrosa y Ángela García de Paredes. The building won two awards (PAD and ARCO) in 2004. This building was also finalist in 2005 in the Fostering Arts and Design (FAD) Awards and it in 2008 an honorable mention by the European Museum of the Year contest which took place in the European Museum Forum. The museum has been a public institution since 1934, marking its 80th anniversary in 2014.History of the institutionThe first attempt at the creation of the Museum of Almería dates back to the 19th century. In 1880 the Belgian engineer Luis Siret found the most famous prehistoric site in this region. Due to his archaeological researches, he developed a significant collection of ancient pieces which he finally donated to the National Archeological Museum, with the desire that one part of the collection stays in Almería. The conditions were agreed during the Second Spanish Republic when the archeological museum was opened. There were two small rooms which were handed over by the “Escuela de Artes y Oficios” in 1934 but this collection didn’t have the pieces that Louis Siret had hoped would remain in Almería. After a lot of difficulties which took place throughout the years, 2006 was the year that the museum finally settled into its new place.
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  • The Archaeological Museum of Almería is a very good choice to spend a morning or afternoon cultural. Each floor corresponds with a period of history and the content is well preserved/rebuilt and presented. Disposed of in failure than other interesting temporary exhibition that would give value to revisit the Museum.
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  • I went with a group to visit this Museum and we left very happy. It has several floors with themed areas well differences and with the information presented in a readable and understandable to the public (adult, do not know if they have children's activities). Very visual, with performances, highlights shown in the main picture of Tripadvisor, a "cut" to the Earth to see in situ as they are accumulating and going on the different layers throughout the stages.
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  • Free museum next to bus and train station. Helpful staff, great artwork from local and national artists.  more »
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  • Simply amazing
  • Beautiful building, exhibition permanent good parts and very informative. With a lot of outreach and children's activities related to the thematic main Museum, archaeology.
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  • Good Museum of the city, very intuitive and modern. Numerous explanatory videos about antiquity in Almeria. That missing various historical periods in the province, as well as some more pieces to see.
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  • The Museum is spacious, three floors where you can enjoy exhibitions of the land of Almeria and its hidden treasures and others are exposed on the date that you go, friendly reception and show you all you need to enjoy and the best thing is free.
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  • Very educational
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