This great science museum offers interactive exhibitions and activities featuring science, technology and the environment. Covering three floors, the different exhibitions and displays are fun and easy to understand for children.
Valencia has plenty of culture on offer, among which many of the highlights are its great museums.
If you enjoy immersing yourself in art, history, customs and culture, then you’ll love the museums featured here. If you are travelling with your family, the Science Museum is a great option for the kids.
See below for descriptions of all museums or choose a different type of attraction:
IVAM is one of the best contemporary art museums in Europe.
Exhibitions focus on modern and contemporary art throughout the twentieth century, featuring those from the crisis of avant-garde through to the 70s.
The Valencia Museum of The Enlightenment and Modernity, known by its acronym MUVIM, comes highly recommended and is home to collections of medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment and modern art.
The Museum of Fine Arts houses an impressive collection encompassing both Valencian and international works.
Works by respected Valencian painters such as Joan de Joanes, Francisco Ribalta, Espinosa, Vicente López, Sorolla, and Pinazo are featured, alongside artists of international fame such as Pintoricchio, Andrea del Sarto, Van Dyck, Murillo, Velázquez, El Greco and Goya.
If you can't visit Valencia for Las Fallas, then this museum full of the festival's ninots (sculpture caricatures) is a must. Each year, by popular vote, one ninot escapes from the traditional burning on 19th March and added to the museum’s collection.
Housed in Marquis de Dos Aguas Palace, the National Museum of Ceramics is home to a great collection of Spanish, local Valencian and foreign ceramics. The collection largely consists of contributions donated by its founder, Manuel Gonzalez Marti, and showcases a comprehensive look at ceramic production and design over the centuries.
The Centro Cultural La Beneficiencia is a multi purpose cultural centre, which houses the Prehistory and Ethnology Museums. It is located in the vicinity of the Torres de Quart towers, next to the Botanical Gardens. It is also very close to the IVAM.
The Almoina Museum is built directly on Valencia’s old city ruins and a visit allows you to see the origins of the city itself.
Declared a national monument in 1969, visits to The Almudin are primarily motivated by its architectural importance, paintings, murals and popular iconographies from the XVII and XVIII centuries.