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National Archeological Museum (Museo Arqueologico Nacional)

Address: Serrano, 13, 28071 Madrid, Spain (Barrio de Salamanca)
Phone Number: 91-577-79-12
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Ranked #11 of 1,380 things to do in Madrid
Type: History museums, Art museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Works dating mostly from Hispanic prehistory to the Modern Age, but...
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Type: History museums, Art museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Works dating mostly from Hispanic prehistory to the Modern Age, but it also includes some other cultural remains: Greek, Etruscan, Roman and various South American cultures.
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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This museum was closed for refurbishment the last we visited and boy what a brilliant job they have completed on the place . Particular good our the introduction videos to each room and for particular sections and since everything is in English as well as Spanish it makes the whole experience easier. The prehistory videos and the early colonisation of... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

so much more than your average archelogical museum this is a history of man's evolution from prehistory through to recent history with some fabulous exhibits and lots of information given using multimedia. It's big,so allow plenty of time, but there are areas to sit and relax in, necessary if you want to see as much as possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a very nice museum that has been renovated and has a high standard now. It covers different periods of time, since pre-history. You will find plenty of interesting and beautiful objects and artifacts to enjoy and learn from Spanish and global history. As it stays open until 8pm, it may be a good option for a late afternoon... More 

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Montana Rose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A beautiful museum and definitely worth a visit. You could spend all day here or just a couple hours and focus on what interests you most. There is a ton of artifacts presented and some pretty good information for each piece. We were very happy to see both Spanish and English descriptions. They offer an audio guide which I would... More 

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Windsor, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I cannot give this a rating because it was closed to the public for renovation. Hopefully I will have another opportunity to return to Madrid and see the Museum.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I last visited this museum around forty years ago when my chief recollection was of the staff taking siestas outside on benches. Things have changed very much for the better since then! I gather that the museum has been closed for some time for renovation and I have to admit that the effort that has been put into it has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This used to be a depressing place, but what a change since it reopened after several years undergoing a major facelift. Now it is a joy to visit and probably the most enjoyable museum in Madrid. Great collection. Mustn't miss the Dama de Elche.

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Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My friends and I paid three euros each for admittance to the National Archeological Museum, which I felt was less impressive than some of the free exhibits we attended during our stay. The staff were rather strict and we were told a number of times to be quiet, even though the place was fairly empty and we were not being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This museum has loads in it and all are well displayed! The videos even have english subtitles when necessary which is nice! Important point to note is that it is a BIG museum - museum fatigue will set on (and I study archaeology..) but get to the bits you like, they really have great stuff!

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Northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Well presented national treasures spanning all periods across four floors. Lots of information in Spanish and English and so much to see! More aimed at adults, the museum was quiet and lacked the large school tours encountered elsewhere. Definitely worth a visit and it only cost us 3 Euro entrance fee. Only downside is that my feet are now sore,... More 

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