A tour through Málaga's most original museums
Has around 40 museums where you can admire everything from archaeological remains to paintings from different periods up to the present day. Among them, it is also possible to find some curious, original and unique museums. Would you like to discover them? We suggest a route through the most original museums in the capital. Take note!
Museo Automovilístico y de la Moda
Located in the old cigarette manufacturer, the Museo Automovilístico y de la Moda concentrates in more than 6000 square meters the artistic and historical evolution of the automobile and fashion since the end of the 19th century.
Almost 100 restored vehicles, with emblematic brands such as Mercedes, Hispano Suiza, Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls-Royce or Ferrari; with ostrich leather upholstery, mother-of-pearl dashboards or ivory handles can be seen in this space.
Specifically, the Automobile and Fashion Museum (Museo Automovilístico y de la Moda) of Málaga has 13 halls dedicated to the automotive sector: Belle Époque, 1920s, Popular Cars, 1930s, The Fashion Corner, Design Cars, Dream Cars, English Tradition, Alternative Energies, Engine Room, 1950s, Tuning and The Sublime Collection.
In addition, more than 200 haute couture pieces and contemporary art installations complete the tour. The fashion exhibition houses a vintage fashion section with vintage hats, hatboxes and suitcases.
Address: Sor Teresa Prat Avenue, 15
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal of Málaga
This unique museum is housed in a restored 18th century mansion with paintings on its façade, where you can explore the history of mankind through glass. The space contains around 3,000 pieces of glass, a large representation of paintings, furniture and decorative objects from different historical periods.
Pieces from ancient Egypt, Phoenician, Byzantine, medieval and even Iranian from the 11th and 12th centuries, as well as Catalan, Venetian and Bohemian glass from the 16th and 17th centuries, and pieces from the reigns of Charles III and Charles IV (18th century), can be seen during a visit that covers all the centuries.
Address: Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre Square, 2
MIMMA. Museo Interactivo de la Música de Málaga
At the Museo Interactivo de la Música de Málaga “you are asked to play”. Yes, touching the instruments and multimedia resources offered by the space in order to explore the cultural regions and tune in to the exhibition.
MIMMA is a living museum, with immersive sounds and in which the senses are continuously stimulated. Visitors can experience for themselves, regardless of their age.
Numerous cultural activities are held in this space such as flamenco shows, rock concerts, storytelling for children, master classes and music sessions, among many others.
Address: Beatas Street, 15
Museo Alborania - Aula del Mar
As a maritime city, Málaga brigs together in this space the marine fauna and flora of the Alboran Sea, the westernmost part of the Mediterranean Sea. One of the objectives of this museum is to learn about the history and relationship of the city with the sea that bathes its coasts and to live experiences and emotions that strengthen the bonds between people and the sea.
Here you can touch whale bones, observe marine organisms with a microscope or play on a boat simulator. Through interactive experiences in the aquariums, model ships, collections of marine fauna and flora, games and laboratory experiments, as well as immersive audiovisuals, visitors are fully immersed in the magic of the Mediterranean.
It has activities with coastal itineraries, walks around the port, visits to the enclaves reclaimed from the sea, beaches and cliffs, and also offers workshops.
Address: Palmeral de las Sorpresas, Muelle 2, Building nº2, Malaga’s Harbor
Museo Nacional de Aeropuertos y Transporte Aéreo
3000 m2 of indoor exhibition space and more than 4000 m2 of outdoor space make up this museum located at the airport, which has a collection from airports all over Spain. Its most important pieces include 9 historic aircraft.
In this place, you can climb the 1948 control tower that guided the first commercial aircraft to Málaga, open a black box and see how much it weighs, go through customs as our grandparents knew it or move a propeller. You can also see historical aviation advertising, access to the cockpit of a DC9, models or instrumentation of a civilian airport.
The museum is completed by an interactive room with various manipulable mechanisms that show the principles of physics applied to aviation.
Address: Comandante García Morato Avenue, 81. Malaga Airport, next to General Aviation Terminal
Principia. Centro de Ciencia
Principia is an evolutionary space in which to experience science in an interactive way. Its aim is to disseminate science and technology in a fun way.
The space is divided into four rooms: Interactive Modules (Professor Tomás Hormigo room), Faraday room, Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory.
The museum hosts travelling exhibitions and organises activities such as Astronomy Nights, workshops, readings with science and guided tours.
Address: Luis BuñuelAvenue, 6
Museo de la Imaginación (Museum of Imagination)
Would you like to be a child again? The Museum of Imagination invites you to be one, to relive your surroundings as only a child can, with your mind ready to immerse yourself in the world of illusions.
The youngest visitors will have the opportunity to be reincarnated as magical characters and the youngest visitors will be able to have fun in the children's room under the supervision of trained staff. You can listen to the music with more than just your ears and experience visual illusions, games of light and shadow, and many more surprises.
Important: Do not forget your camera!!
Address: Martínez Campos Street, 13