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Altamira National Museum and Research Centre

Front page

  • Entrance to the Altamira National Museum and Research Centre ©Turespaña

    Entrance to the Altamira National Museum and Research Centre ©Turespaña

  • Neocave, Polychrome Room. Altamira National Museum and Research Centre ©Turespaña

    Neocave, Polychrome Room. Altamira National Museum and Research Centre ©Turespaña

  

Category

Archaeological

Owner

State
Avda. Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, s/n.
39330 Santillana, Santillana del Mar
Cantabria

Telephone+34 942818005 - +34 942 818815

Fax+34 942840157

E-mailinformacion.maltamira@mcu.es

Websitehttp://museodealtamira.mcu.es/

Temporary exhibitions

Altamira: the most beautiful prehistory

A museum to get to know about our first ancestors, their everyday life and art, and to practise their technology.

The museum displays the masterpiece of the first art of humanity, of unique and original art: Altamira, the most beautiful prehistory. With incredible ten- or twenty-thousand-year-old objects made out of stone and bones, we will discover the first people like us -Homo sapiens- who lived in the Cantabrian region. We can discover their technology and tools, and we will be surprised because we still use some of them. We will have fun carving stone or practising techniques for hunting or lighting a fire in the woods and fields at the Altamira Museum.

Essential works

Temporary exhibitions

  • Altamira National Museum and Research Centre building. Santillana del Mar © Ministerio de Cultura

    Ritmove

    As every year, the Altamira Museum is displaying the creations of the students from the School of Art No. 1 and the IES Leopoldo Quevedo high school in Santander in an exhibition entitled "Ritmove".

    More info

Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Nov 01 to Apr 30

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Public holidays

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

May 01 to Oct 31

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday


Closed: 1, 6 January, 1 May, 27 June, 24, 25, 31 December.

Rates

Public holidays

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

Estudiantes y mayores de 18 años, con acreditación

Retired persons: Free admission

Children: Free admission

Free admission

sábados tarde (a partir de las 14.00 h.), domingos, 18 de abril, 18 de mayo, 12 de octubre y 6 de diciembre

Services

Café / restaurant

Baby chairs

Shop

Guided tours

Accessibility

Lift

Car park

Ramps

Sign guides

Reservations

Telephone: +34 902242424

E-mail: reserva.maltamira@mecd.es

Website: http://museodealtamira.mcu.es/PreparaLaVisita/reservaDeGrupos.html

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