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 Santander there are numerous museums that by their tradition and importance must be seen:
CANTABRIAN MARITIME MUSEUM
The Cantabrian Maritime Museum is a museum where you can see a variety of marine species.
It is located in the bay of Santander and its seabed are one of the largest in the country.
Currently the museum has an exhibition program divided into four main sections:
DIRECTION: Muelle de San Martín Street s/n. 39004 Santander Tfn.: 942-274962 / 942-275744. Fax: 942281068 Web: www.museosdecantabria.com/maritimo
TIMETABLES: Summer (2/5 to 30/9) From Tuesday to Sunday, From 10: 00 to 19:30 (last entry recommended 18:30). Rest of the year: Tuesday to Sunday from10:00 to 18:00 (last entry recommended 17.00). Closed on Mondays, New Year, Christmas, Good Friday and May 1
PRICES: Normal: 8 € Under 5 years: Free Reduced ticket: From 5 to 12 years old: 5€ Over 65 years old: 5€ Youth card: 5€ Groups: Consult the conditions.
In this museum you will find collections with objects most representative of bullfighting.
As costumes, capes, posters of bullfights, photos of top bullfighters, recorded...
DIRECTION: Jerónimo Sáinz de la Maza, Street s/n Tel: 0034 942 332289 Fax: 923 269 849 Web:www.museosdesantander.com/taurino.htm
TIMETABLES: Open from 15 June to 15 September.
PRICES: To consult the price call to the telephone number.