What is a museum?
According to the RAE, a museum is a place to store collections of art objects, scientific or the other type, and in general with cultural value. The objects are conveniently placed to be considered. It is an institution, non-profit, open to the public, whose purpose is the acquisition, conservation, study and exhibition of objects that best illustrate the man activities, or culturally important to the development of human knowledge.
In Salamanca there are numerous museums that by their tradition and importance must be seen:
MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO MUSEUM
Miguel de Unamuno was elected Rector of the University of Salamanca in 1900, the city where he had lived since 1891. He was an important thinker and a known writer not only in Salamanca but also in Spain.
After the death of the thinker, the University of Salamanca, turned his house into a museum where it is exposed, furniture and many personal memories of Don Miguel and his sons. Shortly before his death, Unamuno donated his books to the University. They are, in total, about 6000 volumes, kept in his personal library.
DIRECTION: C/ Libreros 25. 37008 Salamanca. Tfn.: 923 294 400 - Ext. 1196. Fax: 923 294 723. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web:unamuno.usal.es
TIMETABLES: Open Tuesdays and Thursdays (except holidays) from 10:00 to 12:00 Frequency of visits: Each 30 minutes Last entrance: 11:30
PRICES: Normal: 4 € Reduced: 2 € (Retirees, families, Students, schools oficial, EU Students with international card Groups of 15 or more people) Free entrance: Children under 12 and members of the university community
MUSEUM OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY
The Museum of Automotive History Salamanca opened its doors on October 1of 2002, as an exhibition, research and documentation center.It was the first automobile museum built in Spain with public access. In it you can see pieces of Planché Gomez Collection, consisting of more than one hundred vehicles.
But this museum also organized outdoor activities and outdoor exhibitions.
DIRECTION: Plaza del Mercado Viejo s/n. 37008 Salamanca. Tel. 923 260 293 Fax: 923 269 849 Mail: email@example.com Web:www.museoautomocion.com
TIMETABLES: From Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 hrs. - 14:00 hrs. 17:00 hrs. - 20:00 hrs. Monday Closed
PRICES: General Ticket: 3,50 € Consult prices for groups and guided visit.