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Toledo Army Museum

Front page

  • General view of the Army Museum © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    General view of the Army Museum © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

  • Entrance to the Army Museum © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Entrance to the Army Museum © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

  

Category

Themed / specialist

Owner

State
Calle Unión, s/n
45001 Toledo
Toledo, Castile-La Mancha

Telephone+34 925238800

Fax+34 925238915

E-mailmuseje@et.mde.es

Websitehttp://www.museo.ejercito.es/

Situated in the Alcázar fortress in Toledo, it houses large collections starting from the 19th century until today. The collections include: knives, swords, firearms, artillery, flags, uniforms, miniatures, medals, models, ethnographic objects, and the collections from the Romero Ortiz Museum and the House of the Dukes of Medinaceli. It also houses the remains of old Roman, medieval and modern constructions.

Essential works

  • 'Presidial' soldier's shield © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Leather shield belonging to "Cuera" soldiers, or "Presidiales"

    Leather shield that belonged to the defensive equipment of Spanish soldiers who used to guard the northern border of the viceroyalty of New Spain (currently the US states of Texas, California and New Mexico).

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  • Japanese Dô-Maru armour © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Japanese Dô-Maru-type armour

    The art of collecting Japanese armour, which was traditionally found in major European armouries, became widespread among the 19th-century cognoscenti.

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  • Basket for the static balloon the 'Marie Christine' © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Basket for the static balloon the 'Marie Christine'

    Basket of the first aerostatic balloon belonging to the Military Aerostation Service in which the Queen Regent Marie Christine made an ascent.

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  • Carriage of General Juan Prim y Prats © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Berlina Coupé belonging to General Juan Prim y Prats

    Horse-drawn carriage carrying General Prim during the terrorist attack in which he lost his life on 27 December 1870.

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  • Handwritten letter from Isabella II © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Handwritten letter from Isabella II to Luis Carondelet y Castaños

    Letter from Isabella II from exile requesting advice on the possible abdication in favour of her son, the future King Alfonso XII.

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  • Fragment of the Codex of Santa Cruz Tlamapa © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Fragment of the Codex of Santa Cruz Tlamapa

    The Codex of Santa Cruz Tlamapa is one of the few existing documentary examples of the Aztec language in Spanish collections.

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  • Boabdil's 'jineta' sword © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Boabdil's items

    Set of objects said to belong to Boabdil el Chico, last Nasrid king of Granada, made up of a jineta sword, estoque sword and clothes.

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  • Armour belonging to the Duke of Feria © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Half suit of armour, general's sash and breeches belonging to the 3rd Duke of Feria

    Full-dress infantry regalia, breeches and general's sash belonging to the Duke of Feria.

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  • Spanish breech-loading repeating shotgun © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Spanish breech-loading repeating shotgun with patilla lock

    Spanish shotgun dating from the early 18th century in New Spain (Mexico) which allows breech loading and repeat firing.

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  • Duelling case belonging to the Duke of Montpensier © Museo del Ejército - Ministerio de Defensa

    Case with accessories and percussion duelling pistols belonging to the Duke of Montpensier

    Luxurious duelling pistol case created by one of the leading Parisian firms of the day.

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Come and visit

Timetables

Thursday to Tuesday

Does not close at midday

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closing days: Wednesday

Rates

General: €5

Reduced: €2,5

Sunday

Free admission

Services

Audio guide

Café / restaurant

Cloakroom service

Programme of cultural activities

Educational workshops

Shop

Guided tours

Accessibility

Lift

Ramps

Visits adapted for the disabled

Reservations

Visitas guiadas (con 15 días de antelación)

E-mail: museje.actividades@et.mde.es

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