The museum, created to provide an exhibition space for Avila’s tangible culture, boasts a wealth of works covering various fields, ranging from archaeology to fine arts, ethnography and bullfighting.

The archaeology section contains exhibits dating back from the Palaeolithic Age to the Middle Ages, whilst the fine arts section features works arranged chronologically between the 12th and the 19th centuries, including Flemish paintings, ceramics, weapons, furniture and decorative arts, offering an insight into the medieval and modern ages.

The ethnography exhibition includes items from popular culture such as costumes, wickerwork, looms and farming, livestock and masonry tools and implements. Also worthy of note is the exhibition on bulls and bullfighting, which includes objects such as the Magazos Roman mosaic, the tomb of the Knight of Serranos de la Torre, by Vasco de la Zarza, and the stone boars discovered in Martiherrero. Undoubtedly this museum provides a fascinating tour of the history of the province of Ávila.


Since 1969 it has been housed in the Dean’s House and the Church of Santo Tomé el Viejo.


Plaza de Nalvillos, 3. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 211 003

Fax: 920 253 701



More information

Centro de Recepción de Visitantes of Ávila


Avda. Madrid, 39. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Telephone: 920 354 000 ext. 370 y 371

Fax: 920 254 200



Oficina de Turismo Regional of Ávila


Casa de las Carnicerías. C/ San Segundo, 17. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.

Teléfono: 920 211 387

Fax: 920 253 717


Opening hours

  • Winter October, 1 – June, 30):
    • Tuesday to saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00
    • Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00
    • Holidays:
    • Closed: monday
  • Summer July, 1 – September, 30):
    • Tuesday to saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00
    • Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00
    • Closed: monday


1 € (Saturday and Sunday free)

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