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Archaeology and History Museum

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Regional government
Calle de la Maestranza, 2-4
52001 Melilla

Telephone+34 952976216

Fax+34 952976219


The history of Melilla

The museum is set in the Torre de la Vela Tower, built on an old 16th-century defensive battery in the Santa Ana port.

It has three floors and a five-storey tower. The first floor contains the library, and is the venue for temporary exhibitions and activities. The permanent exhibition begins on the second floor with rooms on Prehistory, Numismatics, and Punic/Roman Classical Antiquities. The third floor houses rooms with Medieval Moorish Art and the section on Modern, Contemporary Melilla. These rooms give access to the Royal Defensive Wall battery, where you will find the open-air section of the museum, with heraldic exhibits.

Practical information



Oct 01 to Jun 29

Tuesday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 8:30 PM


10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday


Jun 30 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday



Free admission


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