The National Archaeological Museum (Spanish: Museo Arqueológico Nacional; MAN) is a museum in Madrid, Spain. It is located on Calle de Serrano beside the Plaza de Colón, sharing its building with the National Library of Spain.
The museum was founded in 1867 by a Royal Decree of Isabella II as a depository for numismatic, archaeological, ethnographical and decorative art collections of the Spanish monarchs. The establishment of the museum was predated by a previous unmaterialised proposal by the Royal Academy of History in 1830 to create a museum of antiquities.
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 3:00 PM|
Fernando Moreno | Jan 30, 2018
Muy completo y espectacular.Solamente 3€ la entrada. Very complete and spectacular. Only € 3 entry. Très complet et spectaculaire, seulement 3 € d'entrée. Sehr komplett und spektakulär, nur 3 € Eintritt. 非常完整和壮观，只有€3入场。 非常に完全で壮観な。わずか3ユーロ。
Bo Yu | Dec 30, 2017
The entrance of National Archaeology Museum is to the east side of the street block. The entrance on the west side provides access only to the library and the museum of the library. It's probably worth giving an hour to the museum of the library too. I enjoyed the exhibitions there too.
Eduardo Hernandez | Jan 28, 2018
Perhaps not quite so impressive as other famous museums but well worth a visit.
Tan Yi Hao | Oct 21, 2017
Very good for families and solo travelers! Interesting exhibits in a very clear and clean layout with English captions. Great facilities too! Free entry after 2pm is a great addition too!
Daniel Kveton | Oct 15, 2017
It's nice place. A classical museum with touches of modern (interactive) approach here and there. Going to real places (if you can) adds more to the experience, though.
David Ryan Henry | Jun 12, 2018
Very neat. You learn a lot about the Iberian Peninsula’s history and represented artifacts from various time periods. This is a huge space and everything flows well together. It’s also not full of tourists and is free. Even better ! Definitely see this if you are in Madrid.
Jeffery Davis | May 31, 2018
If you are looking for a modern concept of museum this is the one you shouldn’t skip. It contains (almost) all the most important archeological remains in Spain but you never have the impression it’s packed with them because the remains in display are the most relevant ones of that period. We recommend a two-day visit if you really fancy Spanish history and archeology, which is worth paying since the entrance ticket is pretty cheap.
Alex Kramer | May 8, 2018
Probably the best museum we have ever visited. Well planned & thorough information, & cheap entry! The audio guide kept you moving. Spent 5 hours & didn't get to the end. They very quickly & abruptly escort you out.
Jon Anselmi | Jun 5, 2018
Great museum to learn about roman history in Spain and the iberian settlers. Outstanding multimedia integration. Great if you go alone or with a group. Very family friendly.
Melanie Hehl | Mar 28, 2018
Very spacious building filled with bibliographical artifacts in Spanish culture. We were told there was an English-speaking area that we could browse - never found it. Staff was very friendly and courteous so that is always a plus. If you have a basic understanding of Spanish you can still visit here.
David Yeates | Jul 12, 2018
Great place to visit. Plenty of space so you never feel crowded or unable to see the exhibits. Displays well laid out with English translations on all of them and subtitles for all the videos. We only had 3 hours free and wished we had more as there were some areas we did not have time to visit. At only 3 euros, well worth the money, as indeed was the cafeteria where a very good coffee and cake only cost the same.
Michael Sonnenberg | Jul 10, 2018
Great museum of both the pre-history of Humans and the history of Spain. If you like to read everything, give yourself a few hours to go through everything. Well organized in a chronological manner. I was surprised they didn't mention the Spanish Inquisition, assuming I didn't miss that. Note, this review is in English (I am from the USA - not Spain). Nearly all the displays have both Spanish and English explanations.
Hugo Corripio-Lopez | Jul 20, 2018
This is a remarkable place. Audio guides are available but if you can afford a real guide, it is worth the money. A great morning and I would recommend a beer with tapas ready for a siesta...
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