Museums in Malaga – Prices, schedules and free admission

The following list of museums in Malaga offers information on opening hours, seasons, prices and information on when they can be visited for free, as long as this information is available from the official website.

This information is presented for guidance, as it could change at any time. If you plan to visit any of them, I recommend taking a look at the official website or by clicking on the link provided in each of the museums.

There is a card that allows you access to all these museums, it is called Malaga Pass; however if you plan your visit well in advance, you can visit almost all of them for free, want to know how? Continue reading…

Museum of Malaga

Malaga Museum

This century old museum shows us art collections all year round in Malaga. It has a library and art and archaeology areas. There is also a restaurant and cafeteria.

The museum is located in the Customs Palace, a building which construction began in 1789.

  • Address:
    Plaza de la Aduana (Map)
  • Hours:
    From 9.00 am to 9.00 pm, except Sundays and public holidays which will close at 3.00 pm.
    Closed on Mondays, 1 and 6 January, 1 May, 24, 25 and 31 December.
  • Prices:
    Free entry for citizens of the European Union; else the price is 1.50 Euros.
  • Phone:
    951 911 904 – 600 160 881
  • Web:
    http://www.museosdeandalucia.es/web/museodemalaga/informacion-general

Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum

In this museum you will be able to know the works of Pablo Picasso. It is located in the historic centre of Malaga, near the Cathedral and the Roman Theatre.

  • Address:
    Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustín, 8. (Map)
  • Hours:
    From March to June from 10 am to 7 pm
    July to August from 10 am to 8 pm
    September and October from 10 am to 7 pm.
    November to February from 10 am to 6 pm.
    Closed on 14 and 31 December, 5 January from 10 am to 3 pm, 25 December, 1 and 6 January.
  • Prices:
    Collection: 8€
    Temporary exhibition: €6.5
    Double exhibition: €12
  • Free entrance:
    On Sundays during the last 2 hours, Andalusia Day, International Museum Day and World Tourism Day.
  • Web:
    https://www.museopicassomalaga.org/en/

Picasso Foundation, Birthplace Museum

Picasso Foundation

The aim of this foundation is to promote and disseminate the work and figure of Pablo Picasso. There is a reading room, a public library, computers and a large catalogue of art magazines.

Jorge Rando Museum

Jorge Rando Museum

The slogan of this museum is to be the first and only expressionist museum in Spain. It focuses on disseminating the work of the painter Jorge Rando.

  • Address:
    Calle Cruz del Molinillo, 12. (Map)
    10 minutes from Larios Street.
  • Hours:
    Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm.
    Closed on Sundays, 25 December, 1 and 6 January.
    24, 31 December and 5 January from 10 am to 2 pm.
    From June to the end of September from 10 am to 9 pm.
  • Web:
    https://www.museojorgerando.org/en

Pompidou Centre

Pompidou Centre

Museum with exhibitions, workshops and activities for all ages.

  • Address:
    Building El Cubo, between Docks 1 and 2 of the Port of Malaga. (Map)
  • Hours:
    Every day from 9.30 am to 8.00 pm except Tuesdays.
    From 9.30 am to 3 pm on 24 and 31 December.
  • Prices:
    Collection and temporary exhibition: €9
    Collection: 7€
    Temporary exhibition: €4
  • Free entrance:
    On Sundays from 4 pm.
    During the White Night, International Museum Day and International Tourism Day.
  • Web:
    https://centrepompidou-malaga.eu/

Malaga airport museum

Malaga airport museum

Children can learn how planes fly, sit at the controls of an airplane and learn many curiosities about the world of aviation and the history of Malaga airport.

  • Address:
    Malaga Airport. After the San Miguel factory. (Map)
  • Hours:
    Tuesday from 10 am to 8 pm.
    Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Prices:
    Free visit, the museum is supported by donations.
  • Web:
    http://www.aeroplaza.org/inicio

Gibralfaro Castle Museum

Gibralfaro Castle Museum

This museum is located in an old building that was used as a powder magazine during the eighteenth century. There is an exhibition showing life in the Castle since 1487 with showcases dedicated to the centuries between the 16th and 20th centuries.

Malaga Municipal Heritage Museum

Guide of Museums in Malaga

At the foot of the Alcazaba is the Municipal Heritage Museum. A place where you can discover the historical and artistic heritage of Malaga and where there is a permanent exhibition.

  • Address:
    Paseo de Reding, 1. (Map)
  • Hours:
    From 15 June to 15 September from 10 am to 2 pm and from 6 pm to 9 pm.
    During the winter the schedule is from from 10.00 to 2.00 pm and from 5.00 to 8.00 pm.
    Closed on Mondays.
    On 24 and 31 December, 5 January, the museum will close in the afternoons.
  • Web:
    http://museodelpatrimoniomunicipal.malaga.eu/

Russian Museum

Russian Museum in Malaga

Museum with many objects from the 15th and 20th centuries and temporary exhibitions.

  • Address:
    Avenida Sor Teresa Prat, 15. En el Edificio de Tabacalera. (Map)
  • Hours:
    Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 8 pm
    Closed on Mondays, 25 December and 1 January.
  • Prices:
    General ticket: 8€
  • Free entrance:
    During the White Night, International Museum Day and International Tourism Day.
  • Web:
    https://www.coleccionmuseoruso.es/

Malaga Football Club Museum

Malaga Football Club Museum

If you like football you can’t miss a visit to the museum in La Rosaleda Stadium. You will be able to know the history of the team from its beginnings.

The tour will be guided in Spanish and English.

  • Address:
    Paseo Martiricos, s/n (Map)
  • Hours:
    Monday to Saturday from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm and from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
    Closes on game days.
  • Prices:
    Adult:10€
    Children: €5
  • Web:
    https://www.malagacf.com/en/club/museum

Revello de Toro Museum

Revello de Toro Museum

The former home of the sculptor Pedro de Mena (1628-1688) is now a picture gallery located in the city centre, very close to the Malaga Cathedral. The building is a typical example of 17th century Malaga architecture.

The museum offers free, closed-door night tours, workshops for children from 6 to 12 years old and also has a souvenir shop and a bookstore.

  • Address:
    Calle Afligidos, 5 (Map)
  • Hours:
    Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm.
    Sundays and public holidays from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Prices:
    Individual ticket with audio guide for 2.50€
    Children under 18 free of charge.
    For free tickets the audio guide price is 2€.
  • Free entrance:
    Admission is free on Sundays.
    Free guided tours for groups of more than 10 people.
    Open day during Andalusia Day, International Museum Day, International Tourism Day, European Heritage Day, White Night and Revello de Toro Birthday on 10 June.
  • Web:
    http://www.museorevellodetoro.net/

Carmen Thyssen Museum

Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga

This museum brings together the main collections of Andalusian and Spanish painting from the early nineteenth century to the twentieth century.

  • Address:
    Calle compañía, 10 (Map)
  • Hours:
    Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm
    Closed on Mondays, 25 December and 1 January.
    During the 20,21,22 and 23 August the opening hours will be from 10.00 to 3.00 pm.
  • Prices
    Single ticket to visit the entire museum with a price of 10 euros.
  • Free entrance:
    Free access on Sundays from 5 pm.
  • Web:
    https://www.carmenthyssenmalaga.org/en/

House-Museum Gerald Brenan

House-Museum Gerald Brenan

British writer who lived in Malaga since 1919 and is considered one of the leading Hispanists of the twentieth century.

  • Address:
    Calle Torremolinos, 56. Churriana. (Map)
  • Hours:
    Wednesday and Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm.
    Friday from 11.00 to 2.00 pm and from 4.00 to 9.00 pm
  • Price:
    Free entrance.
  • Web:
    http://casageraldbrenan.malaga.eu/

Principia Science Centre

Principia Science Centre

Interactive science museum where you can interact and make astronomical observations. Children will find fun science workshops during the summer season.

  • Address:
    Av. de Luis Buñuel, 6 (Map)
  • Hours:
    Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm and from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
    Saturdays, July and September from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
  • Prices:
    General ticket for 4€.
    Free of charge for children under 3 years old.
    Free activities or conferences during the International Museum Day.
  • Web:
    http://www.principia-malaga.com/

Automobile Museum

Automobile Museum

Museum dedicated to the automobile with exclusive vehicles and historical haute couture pieces. It is located in the old building of the Royal Tobacco Factory and also offers temporary workshops for children.

  • Address:
    Avenida de Sor Teresa Prat, 15. (Map)
  • Hours:
    Monday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
    24 and 31 December from 10 am to 2 pm.
    25 December and 1 January closed.
  • Prices:
    General admission for 9.50€.
    Bioparc entrance pack for 17.50€.
  • Web:
    You can visit our section about the Automobile Museum of Malaga.

Museum of Popular Arts and Customs

Museum of Popular Arts and Customs

The museum is located in an old inn from the XVII century next to the Guadalmedina river. In its different rooms is represented the life of Malaga both urban and rural.

  • Address:
    Plaza Enrique García-Herrera,1. (Map)
  • Hours:
    Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm
    Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm
    Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
  • Prices:
    Adults 4 Euros.
    Children under 14 free of charge.
    Guided tours must be made by appointment and cost 1€ per person.
  • Free admission:
    Tuesdays from 1 to 5 pm.
  • Web:
    http://www.museoartespopulares.com

Interactive Music Museum (Mimma)

This museum is an opportunity to learn about a large number of instruments from different cultures, countries and time periods. It is a museum in which the visitor is allowed to interact and is divided into different rooms along 1450 square meters.

There are different events such as didactic visits, music workshops, concerts and activities during Christmas or other special occasions.

Roman Theatre Interpretation Centre

Roman Theatre Interpretation Centre

Built in the 1st century and used until the 2nd century, the Roman Theatre is one of the city’s jewels that you shouldn’t miss.

Alborania Maritime Museum

Alborania Maritime Museum

Discover the Mediterranean Sea in this museum dedicated to marine species and their habitat. There are activities such as workshops on weekends included in the price and educational talks for children.

  • Address:
    Palmeral de las Sorpresas, Pier 2 at Malaga Port. (Map)
  • Hours:
    From 11 September to 30 June from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm and from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.
    From 1 July to 10 September from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm and from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
  • Prices:
    Children from 4 to 17 years old: 5€.
    Adults: €7
    Two adults and two children: €20
  • Web:
    https://www.auladelmar.info/museo-alborania

Alcazaba Archeological Exhibition Hall

Alcazaba Archeological Exhibition Hall

This room has a permanent collection of ceramics from the 11th to 14th centuries. A visit in which you will see some of the treasures that have been found in the Alcazaba.

  • Address:
    Calle Alcazabilla, 2. (Map)
  • Hours:
    Summer timetable: From 9.00 to 8.00 pm
    Winter opening hours: from 9.00 to 6.00 pm.
  • Prices:
    Admission free of charge

Wine Museum in Malaga

Wine Museum in Malaga
Palace of Biedmas, 18th century

The Wine Museum is located in the old Palace of Biedmas, built in the eighteenth century and renovated for its inauguration in 2008.

  • Address:
    Plaza de los Viñeros, 1. (Map)
  • Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
    Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00.
    Closed on 1 and 6 January, 24, 25 and 31 December, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
  • Prices:
    Entrance fee of 5€ which includes two Malaga wine tastings.
    Additional tasting: 1€.
  • Web:
    http://museovinomalaga.com/en/

Cathedral, cathedral museum and roof

Cathedral of Malaga

Discover one of the city’s Renaissance jewels; Malaga’s cathedral rises imposing above the old town and invites us to delve into its history.

It was built on an old mosque between 1487 and 1768. It has an 87 metres tower, being the highest Cathedral in Andalucia. However the South tower is unfinished.

The entrance price includes the audio guide in 7 languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Russian and Italian.

  • Address:
    Episcopal Palace and museum: Plaza Obispo, 6 (Map)
    Malaga Cathedral: Calle Molina Lario, 9. (Map)
  • Hours
    1 April to 15 October:
    Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 9.00 pm.
    Saturdays from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm.
    Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm.
    16 October to 31 March:
    Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 6.30 pm.
    Sundays from 2 pm to 6.30 pm.
  • Free entrance:
    Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 10 am.
  • Prices:
    Cathedral & Episcopal Palace: 6€ (3€ if between 13 and 18 years old)
    Cathedral and roof: 10€ (7€ if between 13 and 18)
    Night visit to the Cathedral’s roof: 10€
    Free entrance for younger than 13 when accompanied with an adult.
  • Web:
    http://malagacatedral.com/cultural-visit/

Malaga Glass and Crystal Museum

Malaga Glass and Crystal Museum

This museum is composed of more than 3000 pieces of glass from different periods. It is housed in an 18th century house.

In addition to the visit to the museum you can attend workshops related to the manufacture of glass and the incidence of light in our way of perceiving colours and objects.

The visits are always guided and no reservation is necessary. The languages available are Spanish, English, French and Italian.

  • Address:
    Plazuela del Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre, 2. (Map)
  • Hours:
    Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm.
    December 24th and 31st from 11:00 to 3:00 pm.
    Closed on Mondays, 25 December, 1 and 6 January and during the month of August.
  • Prices:
    Single ticket: 6€.
    Children between 7 and 12 years old: 4€.
    Free of charge for children under 6 years old.
    Visit to the museum and entrance to the workshop: 10€.
  • Web:
    https://www.museovidrioycristalmalaga.com/museoingles/index.html

Other places of interest

If you want to visit other interesting places in Malaga besides museums, you can take a look at our recommendations:

English Cemetery

English Cemetery
Original photograph by Natalie Maynor

This is the first Protestant cemetery on the peninsula and dates from 1831. A historical garden where you can discover many mysteries. It has events throughout the year, such as Halloween or the White Night.

You can take a look at some cemeteries in Malaga that might interest you.

  • Address:
    Avenida de Pries, 1. (Map)
  • Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9 am to 3 pm.
    Weekends and public holidays: 10.30 am to 3 pm.
  • Prices:
    Admission free from Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 10.00 am.
    General admission: 4€.
    Children under 12 free of charge.
  • Web:
    https://cementerioinglesmalaga.org/en/

Botanical and Historical Garden La Concepcion

Botanical and Historical Garden in Malaga
Botanical and Historical Garden in Malaga.

The garden was a botanical project that began in the mid-nineteenth century with exotic plants brought from different cities in Europe. The garden was handed down through different generations until it was finally abandoned; the city council of Malaga recovered it for public use in 1990.

This botanical garden contains plants introduced prior to the year 1800 and has been expanded with specimens beyond the year 1900.

Throughout the year there are activities such as Halloween night, where there are costume contests and other surprises.

  • Address:
    Camino del Jardín Botánico, nº 3 – 29014 Malaga (Map)
  • Hours:
    1 April to 30 September: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm.
    1 October to 31 March from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
    24 and 31 December from 9.30 am to 3 pm.
    Closed on Mondays, 25 December and 1 January.
    Visitors are allowed to stay in the garden until an hour and a half after closing.
  • Prices:
    Individual ticket: 5.20€.
    Up to 16 years: €3.16
    Children under 6 years of age free of charge.
    Guided tours are paid separately and cost 3€.
  • Free entrance:
    Sundays between the 1st of October and the 31st of March from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
    Sundays between 1 April and 30 September from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
  • Web:
    http://laconcepcion.malaga.eu/en/

Raúl G.T

Developer and content editor at Malagaweb.com
Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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