Malaga City - Museums

Follow our guide to the museums of Malaga © Michelle Chaplow
Follow our guide to the museums of Malaga

Museums in Malaga

Map of Museums in Malaga

Whether you like wine, archaeology or cars; you’re interested in glass, contemporary art or 19th century painting, you’re sure to find at least one museum which will interest you in the city.

Most visitors to Malaga go to the Picasso museum and his birth house, as the painter is the most famous son of the city. There is also a first rate art museum now which focuses on Andalucian art – the Museo Carmen Thyssen.

Other museums include the Wine Museum, where you can learn about Malaga’s own vintages, while two private collections offer the quirkiest experiences: the Automobile Museum, with an ingenious fashion section for non-car fans, and the Glass and Crystal Museum, which also features antique furniture and paintings, all arranged by period.

Contemporary art lovers mustn’t miss the CAC (Centro de Arte Contemporaneo), Andalucia’s foremost cutting-edge space. 


Museo de Málaga

The Museo de Málaga, opened in December 2016 is for those interested in archaeology and Fine Arts.  
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Museo Carmen Thyssen

Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, one of the world's foremost art collectors, now has her own eponymous museum in Malaga. More >

Museo del Santo Sepulcro

Museum of sacred art and Holy Week in Spain, with artwork and artefacts dating from the 20th century to present day. More >

Málaga Automobile Museum

Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, now has her own eponymous museum in Malaga. More >

Picasso Museum

On Calle San Augustín is the magnificent Buenavista Palace housing the Museo Picasso. More >

Contemporary Art Museum

Located just behind the train station, this modern art museum has a space of some 2,400 metres. More >

Pompidou Centre

Opened in 2015, has works by Magritte, Kahlo and Bacon in a glass cuboid building. More >

Russian Art Museuem

Works from the Russian State Museum in St Petersburg. More >

Gibralfaro Interpretation Centre

There is a modest military museum located within the Gibralfaro. More >

Art and Popular Customs Museum

Housed in the "Meson de la Victoria", a former 17th century inn, now attractively restored. More >

Palacio de la Aduana

This grand building houses the works which were formerly in the Museo de Málaga. More >

Archaeology Museum

The museum contains exhibitions from prehistoric, Phoenician, Roman & Moorish times. More >

Museo del Vidrio y Cristal

This museum, which opened in 2009, has around 700 pieces of glass. More >

Museo del Patrimonio Municipal

Housed in a building which was formerly used by the Guardia Civil. More >

Museo del Vino

The museum takes you through the history of wine in Malaga province. More >

Museo Revello de Toro

A new addition to the already impressive selection of museums in Malaga. More >

Museo Catedralico

Religious art, paintings, sculpture & manuscripts housed in the former Cathedral Chapter Room. More >

Tesoro de la Cofradía de Expiración

This museum houses objects and assets of the Brotherhood of Christ La Expiración. More >

Malaga Airport Museum

This museum showcases objects related to aviation and airports from the 1920s to the present day. More >

Malaga Interactive Museum of Music (MIMMA)

The museum houses over 300 instruments from different periods and countries. More >

Museo Alborania - Malaga Marine Museum

The museum invites you to explore the history of Malaga's sea: from the coastal flora & fauna; to fishing & sailing. More >

Plaza de Toros "La Malagueta"

Celebrates the history of Malaga's bullring and of the sport. More >

Dolls' House Museum

This private museum is closed. More >

Basilica of Santa María La Victoria

Explore the crypt, the side-chapel of Santa María and wander around the displays of historical items. More >

Flamenco Art Museum

Run by the Peña Juan Breva this museum showcases more than 5,000 pieces of art related to Flamenco. More >

Malaga Football Club Museum

Explore the history of the club and relive the team's best moments. More >

Holy Week Museum

Explore behind the scenes of a Holy Week procession in Malaga. More >

Archicofradía de la Esperanza

Inaugurated in 1993, the museum includes exhibits of the La Esperanza Brotherhood. More >

Museo de la Cofradía de Estudiantes

Another museum showcasing the artefacts of a Malaga brotherhood, this time of the Brotherhood of Students. More >

Ifergan Collection

One of the most important archeological private collections in the world that invites you to travel in time. More >

Other Museums

Museums in the province of Malaga. More >

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