Visiting the Museums of the Costa Cálida

Art, archaeology, history, literature - find out how to make the most of the museums using discount tickets and vouchers...

Information about the main museums in the region of Murcia with details about some of the discounts available when visiting museums in the Costa Calida.

Entry to museums in the city of Murcia is free of charge, except for the Museum of Science and Water.

The National Museum of Maritime Archaeology offers a 50 percent discount to holders of the Youth Card, groups of more than 15 people and groups of one adult with three or more minors. Pensioners and minors also receive discounts individually.

Ceutimagina is free for children under 3, and children between 3 and 12, people over 65, concessions and the retired all receive discounts with the corresponding documents. Schools and groups get a 50 percent discount at the Museum of Science and Water.

Tourist Wristband - Lorca

The Tourist Wristband (Pulsera Turística de Lorca) allows discounted entry to the main tourist attractions in Lorca. It allows access to the Paso Encarnado Museum (MuPaEn), Nicolás Salzillo “Il Maestro” Museum, Paso Blanco Museum (MuBBla), Paso Azul Embroidery Museum, the Castle of Lorca and the Visitor Centre. It is available from the tourist office and the Visitor Centre situated within the Antiguo Convento de la Merced.

Museums in Murcia

Below are details of the primary museums on the Costa Cálida.

Salzillo Museum

The Salzillo is a baroque museum displaying the work of Francisco Salzillo, a wood sculptor born in the city of Murcia in 1707. His work is based principally on scenes from the life of Christ. The collection includes sculptures of the Passion of Christ, designed to be carried through the streets during the Holy Week, clay models and mud sketches.

  • Museo Salzillo
    At: Plaza de San Augustín 3, 30005 Murcia
    Open: Seasonal opening times apply. Tuesday to Saturday 09:30-14:00 and 17:00-20:00. Sunday and festivals 11:00-14:00 (September to June)
    Tel: 968 291 893
    Fax: 968 296 500

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes) explores the history of painting in Murcia between the 15th and 20th centuries.

  • Museo de Bellas Artes
    At: Obispo Frutos 12, 30003 Murcia
    Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-20:30. Sunday and festivals 10:00-14:00
    Tel: 968 239 346
    Fax: 968 272 792

Enrique Escudero de Castro Municipal Archaeology Museum

The Enrique Escudero de Castro Municipal Archaeology Museum (Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Cartagena Enrique Escudero de Castro) stands on the site of the original Roman burial ground of San Antón, built at the end of the 4th century AD. Artefacts are displayed according to period in eight rooms, from prehistory to the Modern age.

Museum and Church of San Juan de Dios (Museo Iglesia San Juan de Dios)

Catholic mass is held in the church every Saturday. For the remainder of the week it serves as a museum exhibiting religious art. The collection includes works by Salzillo, Beltrán and Bussy.

  • Museo Iglesia San Juan de Dios
    At: C/ Eulogio Soriano, 4, 30001 Murcia
    Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:30. Sunday 10:00-14:00
    Tel: 968 214 541
    Fax: 968 242 469


Opened in November 2004, this centre brings together art and science exhibitions from museums throughout the world. Exhibitions change approximately every four to five months. Exhibitions cover a variety of themes and include sculptures, artwork by Goya and Salvador Dalí and a significant collection entitled, "Glass of the Avant-Garde". Visitors are permitted to touch the exhibits.

  • Ceutimagina
    At: Avda. de Lorquí, s/ n, 30562 Ceutí
    Open: Wednesday and Thursday 10:00-14:00. Friday, Sunday and holidays 10:00-20:00
    Tel: 868 923 132

National Museum of Maritime Archaeology

The National Museum of Maritime Archaeology (Museo Nacional de Arqueología Marítima) houses historical objects, excavated from the seabed by Captain J. Jáuregui and a team from the museum from 1947 onwards. A reconstruction of a loaded ship and preserved maritime artifacts are among the attractions.

Museum of Science and Water

Aimed principally at children, the Museum of Science and Water (Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua) has four different rooms, including the Science Plaza, the Discover and Imagine room, the School Planetarium and the Water room. It features frequently-changing temporary exhibitions.

  • Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua (in Spanish)
    At: Plaza de la Ciencia 1, 30002 Murcia
    Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:00. Sunday and public holidays 11:00-14:00. Closed on Monday. In July and August, open from Monday to Friday 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-20:00, closed on Saturday and Sunday
    Tel: 968 211 998
    Fax: 968 218 412

Murcia Archaeological Museum

The Murcia Archaeological Museum (Museo Arqueológico de Murcia) has 16 rooms, displaying a collection of archaeological artifacts from the Palaeolithic era to Christian and Roman periods.

  • Museo Arqueológico de Murcia
    At: Avda. Alfonso X 7, 30008 Murcia
    Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-20:30, Sunday and festivals 10:00-14:00
    Tel: 968 234 602
    Fax: 968 204 994