Malaga museums

Malaga museums

Museums around Malaga city

There are over 20 museums in Malaga, 15 of these are located in the ‘historic’ quarter of the city.

The advantage of this is that the museums are close together and most of them are within walking distance from another and the area.

Visitors can also choose to go on thematic routes the museums vary from popular and contemporary art to religious art. Not forgetting you can also visit the birthplace of the artist Pablo Picasso.

Museo Automovilístico de Málaga

Automobile Museum - Photo by rosergoula

The Automobile museum is based in the old tobacco factory in Malaga.

The museum is over 7.000 metres in size and has a collection of cars from different periods.

The collections on show include: Tuning, Dolce Vita, Alternatives, English Tradition, Design Cars, Popular Cars, Art Deco, The Golden 20’s and Bella Epoque.

General: 6,50€
Malaga Residents, Students, Over 65: 4,50€
School trips: 3€
FREE Entry: Under 3 years old and Press with Personal ID
Guided tours: 9€
Special prices for groups, guided tours and school trips booked by appointment by emailing

Opening Times
Open every day from 10:00 – 19:00 Mondays closed.
24, 31 December 10:00 - 15:00

Pablo Ruiz Picasso Public Foundation

Pablo Ruiz Picasso Public Foundation

The Pablo Ruiz Picasso Public Foundation is located in the house where the artist was born in 1895.

Contents of the museum include: illustrations and works by Picasso as well as photos and videos which document the life and work of the artist.

Birthplace and temporary exhibitions with audio guide: 2 €
Exhibition Centre (plaza de la Merced,13), with audio guide: 2 €
Entry to Birthplace & Exhibition Centre with audio guide: 3 €

FREE Entry

Every day for the following groups of people:
Over 65s
Under 17 Years old (children under 13 need to be with an adult)
Students under 26 years old
Unemployed People
Disabled People
Staff of other museums, members of ICOM, AEM, APM
Official Tour Guides
Rehabilitation Groups

Special Days with FREE entry
28th Febuary, Andalucia Day
Noche en blanco
18th May; (International Day of the Museums)
27th September; International (Tourist Day)
25th October (Picasso’s birthday)

Reduced Entry FEE (-50%)
Large Families

Opening Times
Monday - Sunday, 9.30 - 20.00
CLOSED on Public Holidays.

Aula del Mar

Aula del Mar is a museum dedicated to marine life which was created in 1989.

There are over 30 aquariums at the museum which are divided into 5 different areas.There is also has an exhibition area of remains of sea creatures including a tiger shark and giant squid, it also has an area on life at sea.

Children (up to 17 years old) and Pensioners: 5€
Adults: 8 €
Family Ticket: 20 € (two adults and two children).

Opening Times
Summer (16th June – 14th September):
10:30 - 14:30 & 16:30 - 20:30
Winter (15th September – 15th June):
10:30 - 14:30 & 16:30 - 18:30
CLOSED: 25th December, 1st, 6th January.

The Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum is within the Alcazaba grounds - Photo by Manuel Martín

The Archaeological Museum is located in the grounds of La Alcazaba.

It has important archaeological findings from the Phoenician era to the Moorish period.

Many of the findings in the museum were found under the restoration of the Alcazaba and include Arabic pottery, and Roman sculptures and mosaics amongst other prehistoric findings.

Opening Times

Summer 9:00 - 20:15 ... Mondays: 9:00 – 20:00
Winter 8:30 – 19:30 ... Mondays 9:00 – 18:00
CLOSED: 1st January, 28th February, 24th, 25th, 31st December

National Airport and Air Transport museum

The Musuem is close to the first passenger terminal of Malaga Airport and it has an exbihition of aviation and airports from the 20’s to modern day.

The collection includes a control tower from the 40’s, the inside of a DC9 Cabin and various aviation motors from over the years.

FREE Entry

Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 20:00 h. (Only Tuesday)

CLOSED: Monday and Sunday, 25th December, 1st January, Easter Thursday and Good Friday and from 10th June – 10th July

This museum is near airport, however we recommend you hire a car from Malaga airport to visit the other places of interest and momuments within the province of Malaga.

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