Experience Menorca

Menorca’s Museum’s Record A Colourful Heritage

On the ground floor there are the cloisters and the assembly hall where there are temporary exhibitions. The first and second floors have been open to the public only since 1998 and here statues and carvings found in archaeological digs, agricultural and domestic items, maps and paintings are permanently on display. There is also a short video showing the history of the island before entering the exhibition halls.

Opening Times:
November to March
Tuesday to Friday – 09.30 to 14.00
Saturday and Sunday – 10.00 to 14.00

April to October
Tuesday to Saturday – 10.00 to 14.00 and 18.00 to 20.30
Sunday – 10.00 to 14.00
Mondays and Public Holidays – Closed

Located in Monestir de San Francisco, Placa des Monestir, Mao
Contact details – Tel: 971 35 09 55

Hernandez Mora Museum, Mahon

This museum is located in the Claustre del Carme complex, a convent built in the 18th century which is outstanding for its large dimensions.

John Hermandez Mora (1902 – 1984) was a great scholar, with degrees in History and Law. He left the City Council of Mahon a collection of interesting books, engravings and paintings of Menorca, a gallery of famous people, and the cartographic work and map collection of his father, Francesc Hernandez, and his brother Francesc for which this museum was created.

Also on display are the many items he collected throughout his life. The museum is arranged as if it were a typical home of the Menorcan bourgeois. Its rooms recreate the atmosphere and history of the island and life during the 18,19 and early 20 centuries.

Open Monday – Saturday, from 10.00 to 13.00 hours.

The museum is located at the Plaza Miranda (adjacent to Claustre del Carme), Mahon.

Contact details – Tel: 971 350 597

Funeral Museum, Mahon

At the end of the 18th century the authorities in Menorca ruled that the cemeteries should be built at a distance from the cities.

The cemetery of Mao was built in 1815 beside the hermitage of Gracia. The enclosure, built on beautiful classical lines, was completed after successive extensions. The main access is through the courtyard which is adorned with the two themes of faith and hope. Here can be found a small funeral museum containing ancient gravestones and sets of instruments that are now in disuse.

Located at Cementerio de Mao, Cos de Gracia s/n Mahon
Open daily from 09.00 – 16.00 (admission free)

Ateneu de Mao, Mahon

This is a cultural centre and library. On display is a collection of ceramics from between the 16th and 18th centuries. There is also a permanent exhibition of paintings by the Menorcan artist, Joan Vives Llull.

Open Monday – Saturday, from 10.00 to 14.00.

The museum is located at C/ Sa Rovellada de Dalt 25, Mahon

Contact details – Tel: 971 360 553 or visit: www.ateneumao.org

Military Museum, Es Castell

Housed in one of the barracks built by the British in the 18th century, the Menorca Military Museum is in the central square in Es Castell and now displays the Island’s colourful and varied military history. Spread over two stories and 17 rooms, each has a different theme – some on specific areas or forts, others on different eras in history such as the Spanish Civil War while others display various ammunition.

Open from July to September, Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 13.00 hours. Tel: 971 36 12 00

Diocesan Museum of Menorca, Ciutadella

This museum can be found in the old convent of Saint Augustine of Ciutadella and is an outstanding architectural building from the 17th century. It houses archaeological collections, 18th century paintings, paintings by Pere Daura and examples of precious religious artifacts from the 17th to 20th centuries.

Located at 7 Seminarist, Ciutadella

Open all year round:  Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30 to 13.30 hours.

Cuitadella Municipal Museum of Bastio de sa Font

Located on one of the two cliffs that flank the port, this museum is housed in a bastion built in 1677 to protect one of the entrance gates in the Medieval walls which encircled the city. The large rooms, covered with magnificent vaults of limestone were originally used as storage areas and have been the home of the Municipal Museum since 1995.

There is a permanent exhibition giving the history of the island from the Prehistoric Age to the Paleo-Christian and Muslim Period, up to the integration of the island into the Aragon Crown in 1287. Everyday objects such as vessels and other kitchen utensils, combs and jewelry are displayed.

Located in the Placa de sa Font, Ciutadella

Open Tuesday to Saturday:  10.00 to 14.00 (closed Sunday, Monday and Public Holidays)

Contact details – Tel: 971 38 02 97

Pintor Torrent House-Museum, Ciutadella

This is a small museum located in the old part of Ciutadella and houses about 100 paintings and personal objects from the local painter Jose Torret (1904 – 1990). The paintings which feature his own particular perception of the Menorcan landscape and his use of colour have caused people to call him the Menorcan  ‘Van Gogh’

Located at 11, Sant Rafel Street, Ciutadella

Opening Times:
Mid May to End October,
Monday to Friday:  11.00 to 13.00 and 19.30 to 21.30
Saturdays:  11.00 to 13.00 and 20.00 to 21.30
Sundays:  20.00 to 21.30

For more information contact Ms Margarita Torrent – Tel: 626 558 126

Moli de Dalt de Sant Lluis

This windmill was built around 1760 when the town was founded. There are also two other windmills – Moli de Baix and Moli d’Enming that were built at the end of the 18th century. The 3 windmills paint a delightful picture which gives Sant Lluis its character.

Moli de Dalt was restored in 1987 and the ground floor houses an ethnological museum with interesting collections of tools and agricultural machinery. There are also other artisan trades that are now extinct on display.

Located at 4, Sant Lluis, Sant Lluis

Opening times:
October to May:
Monday to Friday:  10.00 to 14.00
Saturdays:  10.00 to 13.00

June to September
Monday to Friday  10.00 to 14.00 and 17.00 to 20.00
Saturday   10.00 to 13.00 and Sunday 11.00 to 13.00

Contact details – Tel: 971 151 084

Environmental Museum (Nature Centre), Ferreries

Run by the Balearic Group for Ornighology and Defence of Nature, known as the GOB (acronym of Grup Ornitologic Balear), this museum provides information on the Island’s environment, its culture, traditions and natural values. It encourages the compatibility between human activities and environmental conservation.

Here you will find the Agrobotiga where you can buy a selection of wonderful produce from farms that have signed the Agreement for Sustainable Agricultural Practices.

Also on display are temporary exhibitions, lectures and activities and visits can be organised through GOB.

Located at C/ de Mallorca, 2 Ferreries

Opening Times:
Saturdays from 10.30 to 13.30 and 17.30 to 20.30

For more information: Tel: 971 374 505 / 971 35 07