Museo Geominero

Museo Geominero, Madrid: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Museo Geominero Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Geominero
4.5
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Chamberí
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and neighborhood taverns are scattered across the lower levels down every block, and here and there, there's a cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever crowded, but people are always out, poking into the tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or ducking into a bright, unadorned cerveceria to have a coffee or beer by the bar, flip through the paper, and check the sports score. The round Plaza Olavide, where the fairly regular network of streets breaks form, is among the most green and lively spots. Restaurants line its circumference and sought-after outdoor tables fill the center of the plaza, where people relax to the sounds of kids playing and street musicians' tunes.
How to get there
  • Ríos Rosas • 2 min walk
  • Alonso Cano • 6 min walk
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Francisco Jose Fernandez Sanchez
Las Rozas, Spain173 contributions
A lavish view of all kinds of minerals
Feb 2021
The Geominero Museum has a wide wealth and diversity of geological, paleontological and mineralogical heritage through the important collections of minerals, rocks and fossils from all Spanish regions and from former colonial territories of Spain, as well as significant world record deposits .
It is not one of the typical museums of a visit in Madrid, as it is more dedicated to specialists in mining or interested in it, but for the curious, the collection of precious stones of exceptional size that they have is worth a visit.
In addition, it currently has a room dedicated to the Spanish National Parks that is very informative and in which you can see and acquire guides for hiking in the parks while enjoying its morphology.
Currently access is limited, you cannot enjoy the collection of fossils that they have on the upper floors, only some in the main room and there are no guided tours that explain mining to the uninitiated
Written February 18, 2021
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Manuel Castillo
Bogota, Colombia10 contributions
Mineral museum.
Jul 2019
A fantastic and ideal place to go with children. An example of the vast Spanish experience in geology and mining, with plans from 1889 that differ little from the current ones. A wide and very well organized collection, by families and by locations.
And it's free.
Written June 17, 2020
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BLACF
Hong Kong, China186 contributions
Nice museum for minerals and fossils
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is a very interesting museum for those who likes fossil and minerals. It is very complete. Unfortunately netely, I arrived at 1 pm and it closes every day (Mon-Fri) at 2 pm
Written March 1, 2020
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Ulrik Soerensen
1 contribution
A really nice "classical" museum
Dec 2019
At first it looks a little outdated, but then I really enjoyed the very simple presentation of all the minerals and fossils.
Written January 7, 2020
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javier_calpe
Algemesi, Spain23 contributions
Nice place to spend a couple of hours
Aug 2019
This is a small gem if I am allowed to make the joke. The museum is a bit massive, plenty of fossils and minerals structered the best they can but not easy to digest by the general public.
Anyways, it is really cool and contained in a cossy building. Just enjoying the building, specially the main room, justifies the visit. It should have been the coolest thing a hundred years ago and you will expect to find someone with a frock coat behind any stand.
Entrance is free and the curator (at least when I went) was very proactive, kind, and helpful.
I learnet a lot, spent over three hours, and enjoyed.
Written August 22, 2019
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josephine545
Madrid, Spain79 contributions
The museum is a hidden treasure
May 2019 • Solo
The musem has a mine downstairs. It is really interesting.
You can see lots of great rocks and minerals.
Written July 29, 2019
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Bibu
Wroclaw, Poland173 contributions
Must visit
Apr 2019 • Couples
Free entrance.
In the beggining it was looking very poorly, but after passing the doors there were hundreds of minerals on 3floors.
Some of them historical with parts of animals. Some simply beautiful.
Nothing in English but still very enjoyable.
Building from the inside is beautiful. Roof and some of the windows are astounding.
Written April 7, 2019
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Stangil
Paris, France2 contributions
Be ware!
Sep 2018
We went especially to see this museum. They wouldn’t let us in because the museum is part of the university and you need a spanish ID (we are not) to get in or your Passport (we didn’t have it) and they wouldn’t take any other document instead. Bottom line - we stayed outside. this information is not available on the internet and books. That was a sad morning for us ☹️
Written September 16, 2018
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Gordon W
Broken Hill, Australia1,571 contributions
Very good fossil and mineral collection - well worth visiting
Sep 2018 • Couples
We visited the Museo Geominero this week. On the ground floor, there is very large and very good display of trilobites in cases against one wall. We are not sure whether the cases are normally lit, but when we visited, they were not, which meant that there was a far bit of peering to be done! There are also models of mines and equipment, and several cabinets of mining and geological equipment which have been made redundant by the invention of the GPS.

After reading other recent reviews, we now think we may have missed the Visitors desk as the museum on the first floor was open but was unattended and unlit. It was not until about half an hour into our visit that a gentleman appeared and all the lights came on. What a difference that made! A sample of iridescent goethite went suddenly from being very ordinary and uninteresting to being stunningly beautiful!

In addition to the normal arrangements of minerals by type, there are smaller displays of particular mine sites, which show the incredible diversity of minerals found there. There is also an excellent display and explanation on crystal structures.

The museum may be in the process of reorganisation, as the gallery level was roped off and many of the cabinets were empty or were being emptied.

A word of caution. Whilst the room in which the minerals are located is quite lovely, it is also very hot and airless. We both had to leave the room a few times to cool down.
Written September 16, 2018
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TrevorTokyo
Beverley, UK93 contributions
Interesting Museum and not just Gems - Bring Picture ID
Aug 2018 • Couples
We decided to go to this museum but remember your picture ID, its free to get in and the whole collection of fossils and gems are housed in a fantastic old building which in itself is worth the visit.
Written August 21, 2018
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