The Gibraltar Museum chronicles some of the major historical events that have taken
place in Gibraltar through its varied and important history. It also showcases some
of the significant results its extensive research department has obtained over the years.
Opening Hours :
Weekdays 10.00 - 18.00, Saturday 10.00 - 14.00
Closed on Sunday and public holidays.
Adults £2, Children under 12 £1, Infants free
- THE GIBRALTARIANS GALLERY
This recently opened gallery is
dedicated to the inhabitants of Gibraltar. It features the lives
and struggles which have forged our identity as a people. The
Gibraltarians have settled in this little Rock and made it their
- THE GIBRALTAR STORY
Not to be missed is this excellent
15-minute film which is shown
at intervals throughout the day, and which summarises Gibraltar's
long and intense history.
- MOORISH BATHS
These lie within the museum complex partly under Bomb House and
Ordnance House which are now the Gibraltar Museum. In 1906, an
authority on Moorish Antiquities Mr Budgett Meakin wrote: "Except
in the Alhambra there is nothing in Spain to compare with it; and
in Morocco such baths may not be entered by Nazarenes or Jews, so
that its interest is exceptional."
- ROCK MODEL
There is an immense, magnificently detailed, model of the Rock
which was started in 1865 and completed in 1868 by the officers
of the Royal Engineers; the attention to detail is extraordinary,
with every last window in every single building of the time being
included! Around the display can be seen corresponding present
day views of the Rock.
- THE GREAT SIEGE ROOM
Here the weapons and artifacts from the eighteenth century siege
are displayed and the events vividly described.
- PASSAGE OF TIME GALLERY
Possibly the most fascinating of the galleries is the Passage of
Time Gallery which takes you into a cave complete with
archaeologists working in an excavation. There are also
galleries devoted to the wildlife of Gibraltar and to the
maritime role of Gibraltar.