Throughout the last decade Malaga has had an unstoppable cultural growth. It currently is the Spanish city with the most Museums in its old town.
It is a pleasure to walk around the streets of the city centre. Discover all the culture and heritage that the city has to offer in its best Museums in Malaga.
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Interactive map of the best museums in Malaga
The best 14 Museums in Malaga
There are actually quite a few more Museums in Málaga. In this article we will dedicate us to the best ones.
Museum Carmen Thyssen
Located in the Villalón Palace, a 16th century building. The Carmen Thyssen Museum displays a collection of 19th century Andalusian painters.
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm. Mondays closed (except public holidays). 25 December and 1 January closed.
General 10 euros. Reduced 6 euros. Special discount: General admission between 2.30 pm and 4 pm costs 6 euros.
Reduced rate (with accreditation):
Over 65s and pensioners
Students under 26 years of age
Euro Youth Card
Residents in the province of Malaga
Free of charge (with accreditation):
Children under 18 and under 13 accompanied
People with disabilities over 33%.
Students from the University of Málaga
Teachers and students of regulated education in Fine Arts or History of Art
Officially accredited guides
Officially accredited journalists
Free access on Sundays from 5pm
Address: Calle Compañía, 10
The Buenavista Palace is a Renaissance building with Mudejar elements. The museum is home to a permanent collection of works by Pablo Picasso, born in Malaga in 1881.
September-October: daily from 10 am to 7 pm
November-February: daily from 10 am to 6 pm
March to June: daily from 10 am to 7 pm
July-August: daily from 10 am to 8 pm
Christmas: 24 and 31 December and 5 January: 10 am to 3 pm
25 December, 1 January and 6 January: closed
Collection: 9 euros (reduced 7 euros)
– Temporary exhibition: Genealogies of Art 8 euros (reduced 6 euros).
– Combined: Collection + Art Genealogies 12 euros (reduced 9 euros).
Reduced rates: Over 65s, Euro Youth Card holders and accredited students under 26.
Free entrance: People with disability, unemployed, minors up to 16 years old. Furthermore students of the University of Malaga (UMA), accredited teachers, members of the ICOM.
Free entry for everyone: Every Sunday during the last two hours of opening. Also on Andalusia Day (28 February), International Museum Day (18 May) and World Tourism Day (27 September).
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC)
The Centre for Contemporary Art (CAC) is a dynamic and innovative museum. It is open to all kinds of artistic and cultural proposals and dedicated to contemporary art. It also offers many activities, conferences and workshops.
Tuesday to Sunday 9 am to 9:30 pm. Monday closed
Situated in Palacio del Conde las Navas, an 18th century building. The Interactive Music Museum (MIMMA) is a very interactive museum: Many of the instruments on display there can be played.
Winter timetable (7/09 to 24/06): Monday 10 am to 4 pm. Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 7 pm.
Summer timetable (25/06 to 6/09): Monday 10 am to 4 pm. Tuesday to Sunday 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.
Adults general 5 euros. Reduced for students, over 65s, unemployed and groups (by prior reservation) 3. Free for children under 6 (accompanied by adults).
The Wine Museum is located in an 18th century palace. It is dedicated to the wines with the “Malaga” and “Sierras de Malaga” designation of origin. Furthermore, the entrance to the exhibition includes two tastings. These later can be purchased at the Museum’s shop.
From Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm. Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm
Closed: 1 and 6 January; 24, 25 and 31 December; Holy Thursday and Good Friday.
Ticket: 5 euros. It includes two wine tasting sessions with D.O. Málaga and D.O. Sierras de Málaga.
Museum of Popular Arts and Customs
Situated in an old Inn from the 17th century. It houses this museum dedicated to the history of Malaga and its province, its customs and activities in the 19th century.
From Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm. Sundays and holidays closed.
Adults: 4 Euros. Reduced: 2 Euros. Groups (Minimum 10 people): 2 Euros. Children under 14 years: free
Free entrance: Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Address: Plaza Enrique García-Herrera, 1.
Museum Felix Revello del Toro
A permanent exhibition of the Málaga-born Félix Revello de Toro. The museum is located in the 17th century house of Pedro de Mena.
Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10 am to 8 pm. Sundays and holidays. 10 am to 2 pm. Mondays closed.
Individual (includes audio guide): 2.50 Groups (from five people – includes audio guide): 2,00
Free admission: Over 65 and under 18 years old, Andalusia Day, International Museum Day, International Tourism Day. Furthermore European Heritage Days, La Noche en Blanco, Revello de Toro’s Birthday (10 June).
Address: Calle Afligidos, 5
Museum Jorge Rando
The Museum Jorge Rando, a Spanish painter of neo-expressionism, is an open space for artists and visitors. It is a permanent space for artistic creation onsite.
The museum celebrates every Saturday at 12 noon Market Time and Music Hour. These are open-door concerts and rehearsals in the church of the Monastery annexed to the museum.
Monday to Friday from 10 am to 8 pm. Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.
Summer hours (01.06 – 30.09)
Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 9 pm. Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.
24 December, 31 December and 5 January from 10 am to 2 pm.
The Museum is closed on Sundays, 25 December, 1 January and 6 January.
The entrance to the museum and the activities are free of charge.
Glass and Crystal Museum
A private collection of more than 1000 pieces from various periods. Located in an 18th century mansion, it traces the history of mankind through glass.
Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 7 pm.
December 24 and 31, from 11 am to 3 pm.
Closed: every Monday, 25 December, 1 and 6 January and August.
General: 7 euros. Reduced: 5 Euros (Over 65 years old. Children from 7 to 12 years old. Groups from 10 people. Students and unemployed)
Free: Children up to 6 years old
Museum of Imagination
The Museum of Imagination is a fun interactive museum. There the mind can be immersed in the world of optical illusions. Don’t forget to bring a camera!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm.
General admission 10 euros. Reduced 5 euros (Children from 7 to 14 years old. Disabled, unemployed and people over 65).
Address: Calle Martínez Campos 13, Málaga
Museum of Malaga
Its headquarters is the Palacio de la Aduana, an 18th century neoclassical building. It houses the Fine Arts Museum and the city’s Archaeological Museum. The museum also has a restaurant and a cafeteria.
Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm. Sundays and holidays from 9 h to 15 h. Closed 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 24, 25 and 31 December.
Accredited EU citizens: free of charge
Other nationalities: 1.50 €
Address: Plaza de la Aduana, 1
The Alborania Museum is aninteractive museum dedicated to the marine fauna and flora of the Alboran Sea. This is the most western part of the Mediterranean Sea, where Malaga is located.
The Museo Aborania is a modern building at Palmeral de las Sorpresas and Pier One in the port of Málaga. An open space that invites you to take a walk.
Winter (01 October to 30 June): Monday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Thursday to Sunday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Summer (01 July to 30 September): Monday to Sunday from 11am to 2 pm. Monday to Sunday from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Closed: 25 December, 1 and 6 January
Children (4-17 years), students and retirees: 5 €
Adults: 7 €
Family rate: 20 € for two adults and up to three children.
This museum is located on Pier One. It houses works from the 20th and 21st centuries in a lively and participatory facility.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 8 pm (including holidays). Closed on Tuesdays, 1 January and 25 December. On 24 and 31 December open until 3 pm.
General admission 9 €
Free admission: Unemployed, children under 18, holders of the Euro Youth Card, teachers and university students of Fine Arts and Art History. Furthermore for museum employees and ICOM members, disabled persons. Also on Sundays from 4 pm until closing time. Noche en Blanco (a Saturday in May, on a variable date), International Museum Day (18 May) and International Tourism Day (27 September).
Automobile and Fashion Museum
The former tobacco factory hosts this extraordinary private collection: Exclusive restored vehicles of the best brands, as well as haute couture pieces.
Open Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. The ticket office is open until 30 minutes before closing time.
Closed 25 December and 1 January.
24 and 31 December open from 10 am to 2 pm. 6 January from 11 am to 7 pm.
General Over 16s 9.50 €
Seniors Over 65 7 €
Reduced 5 €