Malaga City - Museo Alborania (Malaga Maritime Museum)

By Morwenna Francis

One of the newest additions to the Malaga City family of museums is the Museo Alborania Aula del Mar (Maritime Museum) finds itself located in a modern building alongside the Malaga Port. The idea behind the museum is to educate visitors about ecotourism using touch screens, marine artefacts and real-life marine species.

The museum is comprised of two areas: the exhibition area on the ground floor and the research, workshop and classroom area on the the upper level.

In the exhibition area visitors will find a room dedicated to underwater sea life and the flora and fauna of the coast; the Shark and Ray Room; the Invertebrates room exhibiting invertebrate species of the Alboran Sea, and the Man and the Sea room displaying a fishing boat and navigation instruments. Visitors can even come face-to-face with around 500 different species in the Live Species Area. Meet turtles recovering from illness in the Turtle Patio, where they are being kept prior to their return to the sea, and find other sea species in the Aquarium Room, which have been collected by the museum and local fishermen. For those that don't like to get as up-close-and-personal with the creatures, there is a screening room which shows videos of different marine species in their natural habitat.

On the upper level, visitors will find a laboratory, library and teaching rooms used for school groups, workshops and classes.

The museum also has a Marine Club and offers courses on aquaculture and the environment.

Entrance Fees
Children,OAPs and the unemployed: 5 Euros
Adults: 7 Euros
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children): 20 Euros

Opening Hours
Open every day of the week
Summer (16 June - 14 September): 10.30 - 14.30 & 16.30 - 20.30
Winter (15 September - 15 June): 10.30 - 14.30 & 16.30 - 18.30
Closed: 25 December, 1 & 6 January

Location
Palmeral de las Sorpresas
Muelle 2 - PUERTO DE MÁLAGA
Tel: +34 952 22 92 87
Fax: +34 952 22 03 88


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