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National Museum of Underwater Archaeology

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  • Façade of the National Underwater Archaeology Museum  ©Ministerio de Cultura

    Façade of the National Underwater Archaeology Museum ©Ministerio de Cultura

  • Interior of the National Underwater Archaeology Museum ARQUA. Cartagena, Murcia © Ministerio de Cultura

    Interior of the National Underwater Archaeology Museum ARQUA. Cartagena, Murcia © Ministerio de Cultura

  • National Underwater Archaeology Museum ARQUA. Cartagena, Murcia © Ministerio de Cultura

    National Underwater Archaeology Museum ARQUA. Cartagena, Murcia © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Archaeological

Owner

State
Paseo Alfonso XII, 22
30201 Cartagena
Murcia

Telephone+34 968121166

Fax+34 968529692

E-mailinformacion.arqua@mcu.es

Websitehttp://museoarqua.mcu.es

Discover history at the bottom of the sea

The National Museum of Underwater Archaeology. ARQUA brings you the history of our cultural heritage hidden underwater.

ARQUA is an essential reference for discovering the Spanish underwater heritage in two great areas. The first one, "Underwater Cultural Heritage", which focuses on the explanation of the methodology used in underwater excavations. An interesting feature is the replica of one of the Phoenician ships (7th century AD), found in Mazarrón. The other area, known as "Mare Hibericum", invites visitors to discover the Iberian Penisula through the dynamic trade history of the Mediterranean, from antiquity to the 19th century. There are also elephant tusks from Phoenician times, discovered in the Bajo de la Campana site. It is the first underwater archaeology museum in Spain.

Essential works

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

Oct 16 to Apr 14

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Apr 15 to Oct 15

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Public holidays

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Closed: 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 24, 25 and 31 December

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,5

Free admission

Saturdays from 2 pm, Sundays, 18 April, 18 May, 12 October and 6 December.

Services

Audio guide

Café / restaurant

Cloakroom service

Programme of cultural activities

Specialist publications

Educational workshops

Shop

Visits for families

Guided tours

Accessibility

Lift

Disabled toilets

Car park

Sign guides

Wheelchairs

Multimedia

Find tourist information in the surroundings

Very interesting

Activities

Underwater cultural heritage exhibition. National Underwater Archaeology Museum (ARQUA) © Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014

Congress

National Museum of Underwater Archaeology - Cartagena
Ikuwa V International Conference on Underwater Archaeology

Discover the surroundings

Services

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