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Museo de Prehistoria y Arqueologia de Cantabria

Closed Now: 10:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 20:00
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Good museum and preparation for trip to caves

I found this museum very well laid out and had material of interest to those with little or nor... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Dalkey, Ireland
Beautiful museum

Well worth a visit if you like to learn about human history and archeology. High tech set up. Lots... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

I found this museum very well laid out and had material of interest to those with little or nor previous knowledge of prehistoric Spain without in anyway being condescending. It was.a good introduction for me to the cave paintings in Puente del Viesgo which I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you like to learn about human history and archeology. High tech set up. Lots of interaction. Available in Spanish, English and french.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Beautifully laid out and extensive displays of portable art from caves, skulls of 3 types of early humanoids, extinct animals that lived in the area, Roman items. Really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Fabulous museum beneath the Mercado del Este where we spent totally absorbed 2 hours following the route around in chronological order from earliest man to Middle Ages. The originality of the exhibits and use of films, computer graphics, original aretefacts, reconstructions, with plenty of hands...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank EleanorStoneham
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Witrh this museum you can take your kids to a different world, where for sure they will learn a lot of interesting things.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Be careful old regional museum is confused with this on some map applications. When eventually found it was well worth it. Lots of interactive displays. The prehistory part is just superb. Good explanations and lots of video recreations and simulations.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed this museum very much! The MVPAC manages to stay true to the science of archaeology and engage its visitors but resists the temptation of becoming an amusement. The beautifully designed exhibitions draw in the visitor (relicated cave environments, for instance)...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MarianneAchiam
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Last month, my wife and I enjoyed our visit to this Museum. Several things impressed us very much; the skillful use of new technologies, the collections of original prehistoric objects, and the almost mesmerizing morphing and graphic videos related to prehistoric art. Our visit started...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank josebenjamin
Reviewed 10 November 2017

For some reason I had difficulty finding the museum. It is at the end of the Mercado. Admission is 5 Euro. I have never seen a museum laid out like this one. There were exhibits in the walls and floors. In places there were video...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank okiesooner09
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum late in the day, entering at 18.40 expecting it to close at 19.30 as stated on opening hours outside the museum. At 19.20 the lights were switched off in the museum. Had to use my phone light to get out. I asked...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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