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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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  • An early May visit must mean there are no crowds: we found parking on the street and wandered this museum with only one other visitor. It covers archaeological history from 15-20,000 BCE to the period...  more »
  • Free museum next to bus and train station. Helpful staff, great artwork from local and national artists.  more »
  • A very well laid out museam - all exhibits displayed in Spanish and English. A unique way of presenting the material using a chronological approach that gets to the younger exhibits the higher you cli...  more »
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  • Simply amazing
  • A museum that you should see if you go to Almeria. Local and travelling exhibitions. With a lot of them have anthropological city. It's free and convenient to visit. 100% recommend!
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  • It is a very modern and with an infrastructure that enhance the heritage values of the archaeological finds that preserves and promotes. I recommend a visit.
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  • 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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  • I love to visit it! Good family memories! I always find something new!
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