Minorca, Balearic island » Entertainment » Exhibitions

Most of the museums on the island hold exhibitions featuring historic artifacts of Minorca.

Museo de Menorca (Minorca Museum):
This museum is located in an old Franciscan convent and provides information about the history of Minorca. It is a Baroque building, from the end of the 17th century and it is the largest Museum on the Island and has the biggest collection of fine arts. Its heritage collection and items are exhibited over three floors. Exhibits related to pre-Talayotic culture, Talayotic culture up to the Roman conquest and the Roman and Byzantine periods are displayed on the first floor, whilst the second floor showcases items about the history of the Convent, the Moorish period, 18th-century Minorca, Painters and Mao Port, Maps of Minorca, Minorca in the 19th and 20th centuries and 20th century paintings. The Ground floor has the assembly room and two temporary exhibition rooms.
Opening Times: Open from Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 2pm and 5pm – 8pm.
Address: Avenida Doctor Guardia, s/n 07701, Mahon, Minorca
Tel.: +34 971 350 955
Ecomuseo de Cap de Cavalleria - Cap de Cavalleria Ecomuseum:
This is an eco-museum located in the Cavalleria area and the Sanitja harbour, which offers viewings of historic remains with countryside, botany, fauna and ethnological elements. It has two areas in which one has a traditional Minorca country house having an educational exhibition on the local countryside and its most important archaeological sites. The outdoor area of 19 hectares has a first century BC Roman camp, a Roman town, a Moorish mosque, an English tower, a lime kiln and various quarries along with the island's oldest lighthouse, built in 1857. The exhibitions are featured in a variety of ways in order for them to be presented in the most effective manner; for example, audiovisuals, models, sets, and translated in six languages for tourists.
Address: Carretera Cap de Cavalleria-Port Sa Nitja , s/n 07740, (Finca de Santa Teresa). Apartado de Correos 68 Es Mercadal (Minorca)
Tel.: +34 971 359 999
Minorca Military Museum:
This museum is situated in the Quarter de Cala Corp and was constructed by the British in 1771. Based in the Cala Cob barracks, the museum exhibits a fine collection of Minorca’s military history. There is a display of memorabilia such as weapons and armour, as well as some exceptional English furniture dated back to the 18th Century.
Opening Times: Monday – Thursday, 11pm till 1pm
Address: Placa Esplanada, s/n, Minorca
Tel.: +34 971 362 100 / +34 971 365 947
Museo Municipal de Ciutadella (Ciutadella Municipal Museum):
This museum is located in Ciutadella, the second largest city of the island. It was built in the Sa Font Bastion around in 1677 on cliffs alongside the port. The permanent collection tells the story about the history of Minorca. It exhibits objects from the Minorca's first settlers, the pre-Talayotic and Talayotic cultures, the Roman and Moorish periods and the Kingdom of Aragon in 1287. It also houses some paleontological remains, jewels, iron skulls, Roman coins and everyday objects. Furthermore, it offers some temporary exhibitions on archaeological, historical and ethnological topics.
Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 10pm-2pm.
Address: Plaza de Sa Font, s/n 07760, Ciutadella de Menorca, Minorca
Tel.: +34 971 380 297
Museo de la Naturaleza de Menorca (Minorca Nature Museum):
This museum takes a look at the importance of the natural and cultural resources of Minorca. This fascinating institution hosts different activities to promote the island's environmental situation throughout the year. It arranges interactive exhibitions, sessions, conferences and also montages for children using photographs, games and dioramas.
Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 1pm and 6pm to 9pm, and Sunday 10am – 1pm
Address: Calle Mallorca, 2 07750, Ferreries, Minorca
Tel.: +34 971 374 505 / +34 971 350 762
Collection Hernandez Mora - Hernandez de Sanz
This museum is located in the Carme complex, in Mahon and it provides information about the atmosphere and way of life of 18th Century Minorca. Joan Hernandez Mora, the resident of the city donated his collections to the city council of Mahon and it is displayed here. The museum has some interesting books, engravings and paintings of Minorca, a gallery of famous people and the cartographic work and map collections dating back to the 17th and 19th century.
Address: Plaza Miranda of Mao, Minorca.
Tel.: +34 971 350 597
Ateneo de Mao
This cultural centre offers the collection of 16th and 18th century ceramics. It also has a library inside the museum.
Address: C/ Sa Rovellada de Dalt, 25, Minorca.
Tel.: +34 971 360 553
Mahon Scientific, Artistic and Literary Centre
This centre has been opened since 1905. It offers a wide range of facilities to the public such as a Natural History Museum, conference rooms and art exhibitions. Its museum displays a selection of stuffed animals and an impressive collection of native birds. It also houses engravings, paintings, ceramics and drawings by Vives Llull. Additionally, the museum includes a library which includes books by some very famous authors.
Museo Diocesano de Menorca
This museum is located in Cuitadella and is known to be very popular amongst the tourists. The museum houses many fascinating objects such as prehistoric relics, Catalonian paintings, historic pieces, bronze casting and other significant items including, Holy Communion cups and gold chalices.
Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30am till 1pm
Address: Seminari, 7, Ciutadella, Minorca
Tel.: +34 971 481 297
Moli de Dalt Ethnological Museum
The museum exhibits a collection of historic farming implementations. Nearby is the Moli de Dalt windmill and the Sant Lluis church in memory of Louis IX in which the area was named after.
Opening Times: Monday – Friday, 10am till 7pm, Sat, 9am till 1pm, Sunday, 10 till 12.30pm
Address: C/ de Sant Lluis, 4, 07710 Sant Lluis, Minorca.
Tel.: +34 971 151 084