The Prehistory Museum of Valencia and Prehistoric Research Service was founded in 1927, aiming to preserve, research and disseminate the magnificent archaeological heritage of Valencia.
Since its inception it has developed a large fieldwork at archaeological sites in the province, as the Tossal de Sant Miquel de Llíria, Cova Negra Xativa or Bastida de les Acusses of Moixent.
The Prehistory Museum of Valencia is among the best in Spain, thanks to the amount of archaeological remains that are available in the province.
In the museum are found pieces of great importance within the Spanish archaeological heritage, its current work focuses on the deposits of the province, covering different periods of prehistory and the Ancient Age.
The Prehistory Museum of Valencia, archaeological exhibits ranging from the Paleolithic to the Visigoths
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The museum was moved in 1982 to its final site, the former Beneficiencia, which occupies part of the building built in 1841, where highlights the church restored in Byzantine style in 1881. Then in 1995 a reform of building was undertaken endowing new facilities and exhibition spaces to the museum.
The building of Prehistory Museum of Valencia is divided into three levels:
The ground floor the visitors can see the temporary exhibitions, educational workshops, laboratories and quaternary restore, wildlife agencies and offices of the museum, shop, café and Byzantine style church now converted into Auditorium.
On the first floor the visitors can see the specialized library and the halls of exhibitions permanentees intended to the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age. On this floor highlights human fossil remains of the Cova del Parpalló or famous collection of glasses with cardial decoration of the Cova de l’Or Beniarrés.
On the second floor the visitors can enjoy the rooms for Iberian culture and Roman world. Here stands the famous collection of Iberian painted vases with allegorical decoration of Sant Miquel de Llíria or Iberian written leads.
As the Roman world highlights some of the main pieces of the museum, such as the Mosaic of Font de Mussa or Apolo de Pinedo.
The visit to the Prehistory Museum of Valencia can be made throughout the year except Mondays that the museum is closed,
(1 € the reduced tariff)
More information about the Prehistory Museum of Valencia in: www.museuprehistoriavalencia.es
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