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“Nice museum for quick visit.”
Review of Naval Museum

Naval Museum
Ranked #35 of 865 things to do in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Madrid Naval Museum is a State institution which belongs to the Ministry of Defense. The Museum is under the organic command of the Admiral Chief of Naval Staff and is governed by a Board of Trustees (Real Patronato). The Naval Museum is a living institution opened to the public. Its curators not only study, look after, exhibit and acquire new objects, but use it as an instrument of communication, education and dissemination of the maritime history of Spain and its traditions. The following are some of the research fields: History of the Spanish Navy Naval shipbuilding Nautical science and auxiliary sciences like cosmography, cartography and nautical instruments. History of maritime voyages and discoveries. Underwater archaeology Maritime heritage
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Nice museum to see some naval history. We spent about an hour quickly looking thru the displays/exhibits. It is free but remember to bring your passport since it is an official military site and they need a passport for id.

Thank JDS333
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

Great number of historical paintings and models associated with Spain's Navy. Special exhibition on the frigate "Mercedes" sunk by the Royal Navy in the early 19th century. Special bile reserved by museum for the American salvage company who pillaged the wreck to obtain gold treasure. Treasure now on display in museum.

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

This was a nice little museum to see. Can walk through it pretty quickly but for the naval enthusiast, it was great. Lots of cool things to see and a whole room with large masts from ships. Very nice. Don't forget to bring your passports as you will need them to gain access to this museum.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

This museum is an absolute gem! Our private guide took us there and we were so glad he did! We saw the first map of the Americas, original artifacts from the 1500's and so much more. We really wanted to stay longer and will plan on visiting again whenever we're next in Madrid. Of my own accord, I wouldn't have thought of going there but I am so glad our guide took us there. It's a beautiful and fascinating museum and definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We (2 Adults, 2 Older Children) went to this museum based on the Family recommendation on TripAdvisor and it is free ! I would not recommended this for smaller children unless they are very keen on boats. The museum contains lots of interesting items related to all things Naval from (many) scale model boats , uniforms, maps and numerous items presumably recovered from the sea. The drawback for us was that everything is in Spanish - all the videos, displays and item descriptions. There was a notice part way around that you could access a tour guide in multiple languages via the Internet - this might have helped but was too late for us. Still a good place to visit in the heat of the afternoon and of more interest to teenage boys than an art gallery.

Thank blakes7-family
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