The Museum

The origins of the Manacor Museum of History date back to 1908, when Mn. Joan Aguiló i Pinya discovered the early Christian basilica and the complex of Son Peretó. The priest made a gift of his discoveries, as well as the grounds of Son Peretó, to the Manacor Town Hall, at which time the collection was moved from its original exhibition place in the rectory, then known as the Aguiló Museum, to the Municipal Museum of Torre de Ses Puntes, inaugurated in the year 1926.

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The museum is located as you leave Manacor going toward Calas de Mallorca. You can also reach it from Felanitx, from the Porto Cristo road, and from the Manacor roundabouts which connect the road from Palma to Artà.

Carretera Cales de Mallorca Km. 1,5
07500 Manacor
Telèfon 971 84 30 65

The access to the museum is free. There is public carpark outside. 

Winter opening times (from September 16 to June 14):

Monday to Saturday from 10 to 14 h and from 17 to 19.30h
Sunday from 10.30 to 13 h
Sunday closed

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The museum collection began in 1926 when Father Aguiló’s heirs donated his archaeological collection to Manacor town council.

This collection was expanded in the 1960s with ethnographic donations related to farming and cooking.

Industrial equipment from workshops and factories in Manacor has been added to the collection in recent years.

The museum’s collection is divided into three main areas: the archaeological collection, the ethnographic collection and the industrial archaeology collection.

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Until fifty years ago, life in Majorca was very different from life today. It was marked by a self-sufficiency economy in which it stood out the consumption of own-made products. This fact supposed a productive wheel that never ended, a constant labour throughout the year and, at the same time, this same wheel year after year… This was the cycle of life. A cycle in which time and the different seasons marked labour in the land.

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The Manacor Museum of History can be visited throughout the whole of its ground floor, although the first floor, where temporary exhibits are developed, is not prepared for visits.

The museum does not have a lift.

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Per Nadal de 2012 l’Associació d’Amics del Museu d’Història de Manacor va inaugurar la botiga del Museu.

En aquest espai podeu trobar diferents objectes de marxandatge relacionats amb el Museu, i també rèpliques d’objectes i gravats de diferents peces. A més a més, aquest és el punt de venda de les publicacions de l’Ajuntament de Manacor.

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