ARQUA Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática

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ARQUA Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática is the institution in charge of studying, valuing, investigating, preserving, disseminating and protecting the Spanish underwater cultural heritage. It is also home to the Permanent Observatory for the National Plan for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage.

These tasks are carried out in collaboration with the different regional governments and its research centres, and in cooperation with the States who partner with the UNESCO Convention.

Furthermore, the ARQUA has recently taken charge of the Odyssey’s treasure. The Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes frigate collection, which consists of more than 570,000 gold and silver coins from the late 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century.

Services: Information Desks/Ticket office, Cloakroom, Guided Visits, Workshop, Library, Copy service, Photography Service, Available Collection, Lifts, Wheelchairs, Disabled toilet, Sign-guides, Disabled Parking, Parking, Café/Restaurant, Shop, First-Aid Kit, Security Service.




Paseo Alfonso XII, 22
Telephone: +34 968 121 166 / Fax: +34 968 529 692

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Opening hours:

From 15 April to 15 October:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00 am – 9.00 pm

Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm

From 16 October to 14 April: 

Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm

Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm

Ticket sales end 15 minutes prior to exhibition closing times.

The museum is closed:

On Monday

1st and 6th of January

1st of May

24th, 25th, and 31st of December

On one local public holiday




General price: 3 euros

Reduced price: 1,5 euros

Saturday from 2 pm. onwards and Sunday: FREE


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