Valencia Museum of History, Valencia

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Valencia History Museum was inaugurated on May 7th, 2003.The mission of the Valencia History Museum is to educate visitors about the historical development of the city of Valencia. The MhV depicts the past of Valencia in an informative and entertaining way, using traditional exhibition resources and new technologies.The projectThe Valencia History Museum was created by agreement of the Commission of Government of the Valencia City Council on January 12, 2001. Its mission is to promote the history of the city, from its origins to the present day, using elements of the local archaeological, artistic, and cultural heritage. The MhV aims to present the history of Valencia to visitors, portraying that history as something tangible, intelligible, and entertaining, while also giving perspective to political history, dates, battles or famous historic figures and focusing on social background, economic motives, ideology, and tradition.MhV was proclaimed "Cultural Project of the Year" by the “Diputación de Valencia” in 2003.The buildingThe Museum is located inside the first underground reservoir of drinking water in Valencia, which was built by Ildefonso Cerdá (who later designed the Eixample of Barcelona) and Leodegario Marchessaux. The reservoir was inaugurated in 1850 and was the first of its kind in Spain. Built entirely in brick, it is an example of nineteenth century Valencian industrial architecture. The restoration of the building was performed by the City Council between 1998 and 2001.Despite the Museum being relatively out of reach of the Old City, the neighbouring Parque de Cabecera, less than 100 meters away, provides easy access to the city centre.
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  • We enjoyed this museum and learned a lot about Valencia's history. The audiovisual presentations are excellent. It's well laid out.  more »
  • I was already months ago in this museum that I didn't even know and I was very pleasantly surprised. If your content is already if interesting, and certainly essential visit for anyone who wants to know the history of this city, more surprising and interesting if possible, is the continent. Therefore lies in a huge building that formerly was a cistern or water tank to supply the liquid element to the city. It's really interesting.
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  • I recommend this museum as the first stop if you are visiting the city of Valencia. Already the first impact at the entrance is very positive, a modern structure built in the ancient cistern in the city. The staff definitely courteous that ever since the entrance will explain and advise (in Italian) the path to go. Immediately immerse yourself in the history of this fascinating city, alternating historical artifacts with multimedia elements quite well made. The price of this Museum (like many others in Valencia) is really low, €2 If you have the VLC card admission is free.
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  • Interesting to see Valencia through the ages
  • Fantastic value for money and lots to see
  • Hate to seem uncultured but it was terribly boring. Almost entirely consists of objects, from a given period, behind glass. There must've been about 10 different projector screens which displayed little dramatisations from actors in a range of languages. However, only 2 were working when I visited. The building itself is pretty, and the entry fee is cheap, only 5€ pp.
  • The idea of the museum (with short movies about city life in different historical periods) is very good, but most of projectors were out of order. Also only 1of 5 time machines available was working. A bit disappointing!
  • Interesting Museum! On Sunday free! I love to go there, despite what has been there for over 10 times. Showing his guests. Inside there is a cinema room with isoricheskim film. Interesting projection of life at that time. The formation of the modern city. It is interesting for children and adults.
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