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In this space, located in the center of Nerja, you can learn more about the history of the town and its heritage. Additionally, you will see findings from the Cueva de Nerja and learn much more about it and its discovery.
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We tell you about the different services you can find during your visit to the Nerja Museum.
We provide a service of 4 lockers that will allow visitors to comfortably store their coats, bags, and other personal belongings. This space is equipped with the necessary facilities and staff to ensure that your possessions are securely looked after.
Additionally, we have a game for the little ones, Marco Topo, designed to make the visit even more fun for children and their families. There’s a final gift if all the questions are answered and the objective is reached!
The Nerja Cave Museum takes pride in being an accessible space for everyone. We recognize the diversity of our visitors and strive to ensure that everyone can explore and enjoy our museum and its underground wonders. Our facilities are fully adapted for people with reduced mobility, and we offer specially designed wheelchairs to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. We are committed to providing an unforgettable, barrier-free visit through time and history, immersing all our visitors in the majesty of the Cueva de Nerja.
We have the magnificent Ana María Márquez Temporary Exhibition Room, where significant contemporary art exhibitions are held every two months.
Equipped to host a variety of activities and cultural events such as courses, conferences, meetings, talks, or workshops. It includes WiFi connectivity, a projector, and sound equipment. The room has a capacity for 90 people.
Houses and makes available to researchers, students, or anyone interested, a valuable collection of documents and specialized publications relating to the history of Nerja, from Prehistory to the Contemporary Age.
We offer a wide range of activities and workshops for school groups, with the possibility of creating customized proposals adapted to the age and interests of the group.
After the visit, various gifts and souvenirs related to our museum can be purchased, as well as books from our extensive catalog of both internal and external publications.
We have the magnificent Ana María Márquez Temporary Exhibition Room, where important contemporary art exhibitions are periodically held.
The perfect place to learn about the culture and history of the municipality of Nerja and many secrets of the Nerja Cave.
The Nerja Museum is conceived as a reference center on the city, its history, and its natural and cultural heritage. It is established with the aim of becoming an autonomous entity, while being integrated into the regular activities of the Fundación Cueva de Nerja, the promoting and managing institution of this initiative.
The Nerja Museum offers a panoramic view of the history and the environment in which it is set, and an analytical presentation of the themes and issues that characterize and distinguish it. The central theme of the Nerja Museum is the rich local history, from Prehistory to the present, focusing on the most important aspects of each historical period.
As an important cultural enclave not only in Nerja but also in the Axarquía region, the Nerja Museum offers a wide range of activities throughout the year, such as: concerts, theater, children’s workshops, book presentations, poetry recitals… In addition, it features -every 2 months- temporary art exhibitions in the Ana María Márquez room.
“El ideal democrático y educativo del museo moderno se manifiesta en la atención preponderante que dedica a sus visitantes. Esta aspiración no se podrá cumplir si existen grupos de personas, como las personas con discapacidad, que no puedan acceder a sus instalaciones y servicios”.
Ana María Sánchez Salcedo, documentalista del Centro de Referencia Estatal de Autonomía Personal y Ayudas Técnicas (CEAPATIMSERSO).
Atendiendo a las palabras de Ana María Salcedo, el Museo de Nerja está perfectamente adaptado para las personas con movilidad reducida, por lo que todo su recorrido se puede transitar en sillas de ruedas y en ascensor. En el proceso de reforma que se está abordando actualmente, todos los contenidos irán adaptados, tanto a personas invidentes como sordas, mediante textos traducidos en braille, maquetas tiflológicas, audioguías descriptivas y signoguías. De igual forma, se celebran talleres adaptados para personas con cualquier discapacidad cognitiva.
En definitiva, el Museo de Nerja aspira a ser un museo inclusivo, un museo para todos.
(Actualmente se pueden hacer visitas guiadas a grupos de personas invidentes o con visión reducida. Para las reservas pueden ponerse en contacto a través del email email@example.com).
The Nerja Museum comprises a wonderful permanent exhibition distributed in 5 rooms dedicated to different moments in local history.
Its content is based on archaeological and ethnographic pieces. It also includes historical documents such as photographs, plans, or models, all complemented by videos and explanatory panels accessible to all types of audiences.
The tour begins on mezzanine 1 where we can watch an introductory video showing the museum’s content and all the activities carried out in it throughout the year. We present a vision of a museum in close relation with the society of Nerja and with culture; a living museum that has become a social and cultural reference throughout the province.
Continuing the tour up the ramp to floor 1, we can contemplate various historical stages of the locality:
- Starting with the Phoenicians and ending in the 16th century.
- Particular interest is given to the Roman and Andalusian periods, when both Nerja and Maro were founded.
From floor 1, we move to mezzanine 2 where 18th-century Nerja is displayed, including:
- The history of the Hermitage of Our Lady of Anguish.
- Information about one of the most important figures of the enlightened Nerja, Manuel Centurión, and his paper factory.
- The significance of the granting of the Privilege Book by Queen Juana I and its ratification by King Felipe V.
- Ancient cartography featuring Nerja and its coast.
- The history of Nerja’s municipal coat of arms.
Next, on floor 2, we can see the most relevant aspects of contemporary Nerja, such as:
- The sugar cane industry.
- The mountains as a place of supply and a setting for historical events.
- The discovery of the Cueva de Nerja and its importance from a tourist and scientific point of view.
- Nerja as a film city from the 1940s to the present, highlighting the series “Verano Azul”.
- The beginnings of tourism in the city and its urban evolution over 3 centuries. Two Nerja pieces related to two major world events.
From floor 2, we descend by elevator to floor -1 where various elements linked to research carried out in the Cueva de Nerja are exhibited. Important pieces can be seen such as:
- Pepita, an Epipaleolithic skeleton over 9,900 years old and its facial recreation.
- Stone and bone utensils.
- Ornaments used by prehistoric populations.
- An interesting collection of Neolithic and Chalcolithic ceramics.
- Models of important prehistoric characters.
- Replicas of cave paintings. Circular Room.
Additionally, on this Floor -1, a video is shown where the story of the discovery of the Cueva de Nerja and its ongoing investigations is told. Images can be seen from the discovery in 1959 to the present. Of special interest are those that show places and elements that cannot be physically shown to the public: from the High Gallery, the New Gallery, and the cave paintings, which cannot be seen for conservation reasons.
The Nerja Museum has a temporary exhibition room, the Ana María Márquez room, where exhibitions of various themes are periodically inaugurated: painting, drawing, engraving, photography, sculpture, history… and which accommodate artists from Nerja, the Axarquía, as well as national and international artists.
Entrance to all temporary exhibitions held in this room is free.
At the Nerja Museum, various events take place throughout each month. These are diverse gatherings that accommodate the public.
The Nerja Museum aims to be a meeting point and cultural reference in the local and regional context. To this end, we organize all kinds of activities such as book presentations, conferences, concerts, theater… which contribute to the cultural dynamism of the institution, the town of Nerja, and the Axarquía region.
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Visit Rules and Access Conditions:
- Tickets are transferable and do not have an expiration date. However, for free tickets acquired with a ticket to the Cueva de Nerja, they are valid for 10 days.
- Photography without flash is permitted.
- It is prohibited to bring food or drinks into the exhibition rooms.
- Pets are not allowed, except for assistance dogs.
- Entry in swimwear or shirtless is prohibited.
- Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
- No shouting during the visit.
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Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Nerja Museum, a fascinating destination located at Plaza de España, nº4 in Nerja. Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of the easternmost municipality of Málaga and a perfect complement to the visit of the Cueva de Nerja. Come and discover the hidden treasures waiting to be admired in the heart of Nerja!