The Malaga Museum was founded in 1973 by the union of the Fine Arts Museum and the Provincial Archaeological Museum. Currently, the Museum of Malaga is the largest state museum located in Andalusia. It can be visited in the Palacio de la Aduana located next to the port of Malaga.
The two collections of the Museum of Malaga have collections of very diverse origin, preserving more than 15,000 pieces ranging from the eighth century BC to medieval times.
The permanent collection of the Fine Arts section of the Malaga Museum has been made up of three large blocks: the objects from the deposits made by the San Telmo Academy of Fine Arts; the deposits made by the Prado Museums and the Reina Sofia Museum; and private donations from private artists and collectors. Donations include works by Antonio Muñoz Degrain, Rafael Murillo and José Nogales Sevilla.
The collection of the Archaeology section of the Malaga Museum is heterogeneous, with the collection of the former Loringiano Museum predominating. Likewise, the other important nucleus is represented by the discoveries made in the excavations of the Alcazaba of Malaga. Also important are the interventions of the German Archaeological Institute in the province.
In this space there is material from other parts of the province from the ancient Roman cities located in Casares, Ronda, Fuengirola or the Cerro del Villar, among others.
In this space you can enjoy temporary exhibitions in Malaga, that is, works that are only exhibited for a while in the museum.
The Museum of Malaga also has a viewpoint on the top floor from which you can contemplate the Alcazaba, Gibralfaro or the Roman Theatre of Malaga.