Museo Militar Regional

Museo Militar Regional, Seville

Museo Militar Regional
4.5
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SteveK
Los Angeles, CA42 contributions
Only for hardcore military enthusiasts
Nov 2020
Disappointment. Only for hardcore military enthusiasts. First, no backpacks, made me put it in a locker. No problem. Then they said I couldn’t bring in a phone. Really? Phone into locker. I pulled my notebook from my backpack (pen & paper). No notebooks allowed. I showed them there was nothing in it. No notebooks allowed. OK. Locker gets locked by attendant. I walk to security door. The guy sees my waistpack. Says it is not allowed. I show him there is nothing but my wallet and ID. They already have my phone. No, no waist pack, no wallet allowed. Only museum I recall that wouldn’t let me carry my wallet was in North Korea. Literally. One doesn’t like leaving their wallet and ID in a locker in a foreign country for obvious reasons. But fine. Museum first floor is mostly uniforms. Throughout museum larger placards are translated with proper English. However there is little narrative around tactical, operational, or strategic considerations for whatever they are talking about. The placards seldom get beyond: “A sword was designed to stab or slash the enemy." "Guns were designed to shoot people." "Cavalry used horses." "Rail moved people and supplies.” Captions for specific artifacts were 80% Spanish only; the 20% offering English were poorly written but mostly intelligible. For specific items of interest, I didn’t have my phone to use a translation tool or take a photo for future reference. I didn’t have my notebook to write down research topics for later. How stupid. Basement floor is firearms and other weaponry. Same language ratio for captions. For smaller firearms, country of origin is always cited. For larger weaponry and other artifacts, country of origin seems listed for any country that is not the United States. (e.g., early phones, vacuum tubes, military communications gear, range finders, TOW missile). I saw Franco’s name only once in a caption, and that indicates the degree to which this presentation touches modern history. Museum has decent artifacts, but the lack of narrative, consistent captioning, and skirting of discussion post-1936 makes it meaningful only to military enthusiasts who can independently extract value from this failure of curation.
Written November 30, 2020
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Pamela W
London, United Kingdom94 contributions
Something for nothing - rare in this day and age.
Feb 2020 • Couples
We found this museum totally by chance and found it to be fascinating especially as it was free to enter. Aspects of militaria we had not seen before. It may well close at 2pm but, certainly a cool place to be if the weather was hot.
Written February 6, 2020
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AndyAd1960
London, UK110 contributions
Ramshackle Collection
Jan 2020 • Solo
Housed in a wing of the Plaza de Espana, this is free to enter but closes at 2PM. You enter a central hall which has a Hodge podge collection of Spanish Civil War, 19th century colonial war and elements from the Napoleonic invasion. Up a mezzanine is a floor dedicated to models of forts built in the Americas during the colonial era. In the basement are a lot of rifles, artillery shells and cannons. There is a chamber that follows the curve of the palace attached.
It's a rather disjointed collection jumping from the 15th to 20th centuries at random but no harm spending 20 minutes exploring. Nice collection of model soldiers in cabinets on the ground floor
Written January 24, 2020
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Genevieve S
Kingston upon Thames, UK78 contributions
Compact museum with free entry
Dec 2019
Good quality displays, well laid out. Worth half an hour in the morning as it closes at 2pm. No toilets available!
Written December 26, 2019
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wildswanDelaware
Delaware581 contributions
Worthwhile Walk-thru of Spanish Military History...Free!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Inside the 'left wing' of fabulous Plaza d'Espana, this compact display of military uniforms, equipment & weapons is informative & impressive. Worth a stop-by, and free...plus family-friendly ;-)
Written March 18, 2019
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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK8,558 contributions
Great Military Museum
Sep 2018 • Couples
We came across this interesting museum purely by chance. We were visiting the Plaza de Espana for a second time when we saw the signs for the museum. I'm a student of military history, with the Penisular War against Napoleon being one of my particular passions, so in we went as I knew that it would have much to interest me.

Admittance is free although there is a donations box close to the exit point. We had to leave our bages in a locker from which we took the key and then had to pass through a scanner to enter the museum. I usually set such machines beeping as I have two metal hips, always a troublesome issue at airports, but I didn't set this scanner off. Perhaps someone should check out its settings?

Anyway I found the museum to be fascinating with a great range of exhibits including model soldiers, uniforms, weapons both old and modern, ammunition, flags, coaches, cannon, gas masks including one for a horse, medals, buttons, unit shoulder patches, models of forts, the list is endless.

Well worth visiting.
Written October 8, 2018
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
Free military museum
Jun 2018 • Solo
It is located on the second level of the building at Plaza de Espana. Good to know it is free entrance, opening hours 0930hr to1400hr. I needed to deposit my backpack and had security check before entering.

There are 3 levels. Ground level displays military uniform, ships, toy soldiers and tanks. Lower level has many exhibits of military stuff like pistols, rifles, swords, knives, cannons, artillery, bombs, equipment etc. Ground and lower level displays have mainly Spanish explanation. Upper level has sand and clay models of fortress, bastions, castles of various places. Displays have brief English and Spanish explanation.

I spent about 45 mins in this museum. Recommend to drop by if time permits.
Written July 20, 2018
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Brian M
San Francisco, CA378 contributions
Free, lots of weapons, interesting
Mar 2018
Probably wouldn’t have gone in if it wasn’t free but it was interesting, with a large display of different weapons ranging from pistols and rifles to mortars, artillery, and torpedos, from various eras. And you can really get up close and personal with many of them. Worth at least 30 minutes while you’re at the Plaza de Espana, and if this is your thing I’m sure you could spend quite a while there.
Written March 7, 2018
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Susan V
Johannesburg, South Africa514 contributions
One of the Best!
Dec 2017 • Couples
I am not into the military stuff, but I went because my partner loves this kind of thing. I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. Also it is so well set out and it blows your mind at how all this was collected and then displayed. Kids of a certain age would love the models. Well worth a visit.
Written February 15, 2018
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richard g
Holt, UK358 contributions
Amazing collection
Oct 2017 • Family
Quite a surprise to find such an impressive collection of guns, swords and other military
hardware. I could have spent hours there but it was closing time and was asked to leave.
Its location in the Plaza de Espana is worth a visit. Very impressive architecture and a lot happening. Highly recommended.
Written November 3, 2017
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  • Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM