Visit to the Maritime Museum of Cantabrian in Santander
Gossips say that if the weather is unpleasant in Santander, the Maritime Museum of Cantabrian is a almost obligatory visit. Despite this "contempt", the reality says it is the most visited museum from the city. Plunges us into the biodiversity of the Cantabrian Sea, brings us closer cultural traditions and technology related to the marine world and shows us the marine life and the way to relating to the sea of men throughout history.
The Maritime Museum of Cantabrian (MMC) is a permanent cultural institution of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Government of Cantabria, subject to the Museums Act of Cantabria (5/2001 of 19 November). Housed in a modern building, with more than 3,000 m2 of exhibition space spread over four floors. Their situation as part of the seafront of Santander, between the promontory of San Martin and Peligros Beach, gives it privileged views over the bay.
This is a very interesting visit, especially if conducted with children, who usually remain fascinated soon as you enter the museum with the vision of skeletons of various large mammals among them a young 9-meter male sperm whale and a female fin whale over 24 meters.
TO SEE IN THE MARITIME MUSEUM OF CANTABRIAN
Currently the museum has an exhibition divided into four main sections:
Then we find the room dedicated to González de Linares where its shows the life of the Cantabrian Sea and where are exposed the spectacular skeletons mentioned. It also has a reproduction laboratory of the Maritime Station of Zoology and Experimental Botany of Santander in which work Augusto González de Linares back in 1890, and it can be seen in addition to full cabinets species in bottles, a collection of microscopes and apparatus microscopic photograph of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as various tools work at the time.
There is a section dedicated to water sports, ranging from traditional boats to those currently used in rowing and sailing regattas, most modern and technological.
IMPORTANT NOTES TO CONSIDER
Admission charge, but some days and hours is free, ask for information. Rate the capacity is almost 1,200 people and sometimes is very busy, forcing take turns in some areas.
Every Monday closed.
On the third floor there is a cafe-restaurant, accessible only from inside the museum. It features menu, a la carte and children's menu. In principle, they deduct the price of admission to the museum to eat in the restaurant, but consult it and do not take a surprise. It has a large outdoor terrace and unbeatable views of the Bay of Santander. A panoramic photo from this point seems essential, and also permitted.
The museum has access ramp, lift and disabled parking and toilet for handicapped and wheelchairs on the first floor.
It is located near the center of the city, you can go for a walk or use public transport.
In summer and in good weather parking is impossible because of the proximity to the beach. The rest of the year there is no greater problem to park.
Make guided tours for groups, children 's workshops and also celebrated childen's birthday, such a fun party as an educational
Do not forget to ask about Sardine two heads, if you walk clueless you're going to lose.
Av. Severiano Ballesteros 16. 39004.
Santander, Cantabria, España
Tel. +34 942 274 962
Fax: +34 942 281 068
N 43° 27' 48.054'' O 3° 47' 0.304''
"If you come to Cantabria with children not to miss, points on the agenda the visit to the Maritime Museum of Cantabrian in Santander"