The Gibraltar National Museum, Gibraltar

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Built over the remains of a Moorish bathhouse, The Gibraltar National Museum houses various collections that shed light on Gibraltar's millennia-old natural history and cultural heritage. General Sir Alexander Godley, a former governor of Gibraltar, established the museum in 1930. See the 8 m (26 ft) long scale model of the Rock, made in 1865; walk through rooms with reconstructed prehistoric landscapes and caves; and see a Neanderthal coming alive through a forensic reconstruction from skulls and fossil remains. You'll also learn about the seven centuries of Moorish rule, the Great Siege, and the British period. It's worth taking a guide, considering the displays are static and not very engaging on their own. Use our Gibraltar day trip planning tool to visit The Gibraltar National Museum on your trip to Gibraltar, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Unfortunately our kids were done looking at museums or actually anything. Between the jet lag and just plain being grumpy they were determined not to enjoy themselves. It was nice other than tired kid...  more »
  • I thought when we went in it was only going to be two rooms , but I was wrong , absolutely brilliant and well worth the five pounds to get in , so much interesting stuff to look at and read , really e...  more »
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  • Very interesting, lots of information on the history and nature of Gibraltar. Definitely make time for a visit while you’re on The Rock!
  • Definitely worth visiting while you’re here. It’s a bit light on placards and explanations, but the collection of artifacts, photos, and films is exceptional! It’s much larger than you’d expect, including the remains of 14th century baths.
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