Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico

Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico, Santander: Hours, Address, Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico Reviews: 4/5

Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico

Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Ightham1
Ightham235 contributions
Wonderful trip
Oct 2021 • Couples
This was a great visit. There were very few people visiting so the venue felt very safe. Clear instructions from the staff on which areas to visit and in which order. The upstairs was a wonderful journey of the history and very educational. The aquarium was brilliant, as there was a member staff in the tank itself feeding the fish which we captured on video. A really pleasant trip and great value at 8 euros for an adult.
Written October 7, 2021
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Frederic Schwaller
Altorf, France718 contributions
The Happy Sharing Company Exploring Spain 2020
Aug 2020
Delighted with the visit and sights of the MCM Santander. Fish and Aquariums boats and loads to explore while visiting, Handicap Friendly and recommended on Sunny days.
Written August 20, 2020
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alex k
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
Great museum
Mar 2020 • Family
Came with four adults and seven children from 5-15. All enjoyed the museum and sea world which very well presented. Had lunch in the restaurant after and they deduct price of entry from the bill (so keep hold of receipt from the entry). Not cordon bleu but ok food. It's a set menu of three courses (three choices for each) for €20 per adult and €10 for kids. They also provide bread rolls, bottled water and very nice rioja as part of the deal. No indication that there is any limitation on these either 👍. The tables very nicely laid with table cloths and a great view all round of the bay of Santander.
Written March 1, 2020
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RICK B
BILLINGS278 contributions
Excellent Displays and Good Aquarium Too
Oct 2019
My husband and I enjoyed the exhibits and the telling of Santander's history involved with the sea. There are scaled models of ships and daily life, that are excellent. I have not appreciated scaled models before, but these are done with such detail that you can really imagine yourself on the ship or in the situation depicted. We learned a lot and appreciated that most of the exhibits had English on the readouts.
There is a cafeteria on the top floor where we took a short coffee break, but they also have food.
The Aquarium was a surprise to us, that we didn't realize was part of the building. It was well done, with large viewing windows and videos of the different fish to see in each tank. There were also actual skeletons of whales and other fish. Then the giant squid preserved in a large tank was super interesting.
Written October 5, 2019
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macq1974
Greenhithe, UK41 contributions
Great, relaxing experience.
Sep 2019
This is a museum combined with an aquarium. The museum shows the evolution of maritime technologies through time, with many models of galleons and other types of sailboats. It also covers the evolution of local fishing. However, for me, the highlight is the aquarium. There is a large tank with morenas, sharks, meros, sargos, soles and many other fishes. There are sections where you can see the animals swimming over you and on your sides. And there is auditorium style seating, and you can literally spend hours sitting there relaxing, There are restrictions to photography (you can only take pics in the aquarium, and without flash). There is a restaurant with a fixed priced, multi choice food. The price of the entrance is discounted from the food bill (at least the day we visited).
Written September 13, 2019
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Eleanor S
5 contributions
Worth going for the whale skeleton alone!
Jul 2019 • Family
Amazing huge skeleton of a whale beached in Santander 100 years ago. The aquarium is great too. Very bossy staff though.
Written July 29, 2019
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Ann W
40 contributions
Excellent visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
The staff were very helpful and the information available and the exhibits were superb. The aquarium was brilliant!
Written June 21, 2019
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Szurke291
Budaors, Hungary18 contributions
Really cool museum, all aspects of a sea
Jun 2019 • Friends
I really loved it, it's way bigger and more detailed than I expected. Quite professional. Although the staff seems sometimes a bit overenthusiastic and rigid.
Written June 13, 2019
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Kelly P
Fairfield, CA20 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
Well done museum, 4 floors, well laid out, the wall panels had descriptions in several languages, we were impressed that it has as much as it did for being a smaller museum. If you have been to California and the Monterey Bay Aquarium - it doesn't begin to compete with them as far the marine life.
Written June 13, 2019
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Althuror
12 contributions
Worth a visit
Nov 2018 • Solo
Nice aquarium, not too big but i enjoyed it alot.
Other floors have a detailed history of fishing through the ages. And there is a floor with changing expositions.
Entry fee is worth the visit.
Explanations available in English for most items.
Took me about an hour and a half to see everything.
There is a cafetaria upstairs.
Written November 27, 2018
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