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Minorca Museum

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  • Cloister in the Minorca Museum. Maó, Minorca © Ministerio de Cultura

    Cloister in the Minorca Museum. Maó, Minorca © Ministerio de Cultura

  • 'Warehouses in the port of Maó', Minorca Museum. Maó, Minorca © Ministerio de Cultura

    'Warehouses in the port of Maó', Minorca Museum. Maó, Minorca © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Archaeological

Owner

State
Calle Doctor Guardia, s/n
07701 Mahón, Maó
Minorca, Balearic Islands

The history of Minorca

This museum is located in an old Franciscan convent, a Baroque building from the end of the 17th century.

Its heritage collection, with items discovered around the island, is a chance to explore the history of Minorca. The exhibits are distributed over three floors. On the first floor there are items related to pre-Talayotic culture, Talayotic culture up to the Roman conquest, and the Roman and Byzantine periods. On the second floor you can see the following topics: History of the Convent, the Moorish period, 18th-century Minorca, Painters and Maó Port, Maps of Minorca, Minorca in the 19th and 20th centuries, and 20th century paintings. On the ground floor you will find the assembly room and two temporary exhibition rooms.

Essential works

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  • Warehouses in the port of Mahón. Minorca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Warehouses in the Port of Mahon

    The anonymous large painting summarises the entire structure of Minorcan society at the start of the 19th century.

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  • Capital. Minorca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Capital

    This is a Palaeo-Christian capital from the Basilica of Cap des Port (Fornells-es Mercadal).

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  • Panel ceiling from the old pharmacy of Ferrer Quevedo. Minorca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Panel ceiling from the old Ferrer Quevedo chemist’s

    A tempered painting attempting to reflect the culture of Imperial Rome as seen in Neoclassicism at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries.

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  • Roman silver spoon. Minorca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Silver Roman spoon

    A silver spoon from the High Roman Empire, a luxury piece for the table of local elites.

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  • Imhotep. Minorca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Imhotep

    This small Egyptian statue is an example from Minorca in the last period of the Talaiotic culture when it was a commercial stop between the Eastern Mediterranean and the Iberian Penincula.

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  • Pot. Minorca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Pot

    This is the first household object documented on the island of Minorca. It is characterised by simplicity and limited variety

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  • Small Iberian pot. Minorca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Small Iberian pot

    The first Iberian material began to arrive in Minorca from the 3rd century B.C., including this small decorated pot with marine motifs.

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  • Censer. Minorca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Censer

    A Punic urn for burning perfume or aromatic herbs in a Hellenic style in the shape of a female bust.

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  • Plan of the castle of San Felipe. Minorca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    San Felipe castle map

    A map of the defence area at the entrance to the port of Mahon in the mid-18th century, with San Felipe castle, the Marlborough stronghold and the Carlos and Felipet forts.

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  • Cheese maker. Minorca Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Cheese dish

    Cheese production is documented in Minorca as far back as the 3rd century B.C. This piece is an unmistakeable example of the farming specialisation in Minorca’s agriculture.

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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

Apr 01 to Oct 31

Tuesday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday and Public holidays

Nov 01 to Mar 31

Tuesday to Friday

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Saturday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday and Public holidays

Rates

General: €2.40

Reduced: €1.20

Children: Free admission

Retired persons: Free admission

Groups: €1.80

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