€5m flop museum needs a solution

BIG BLUE: Museo de Nerja is divided in 10 rooms, this one dedicated to the sea.

THE €5 million Museo de Nerja museum received less than half the visits the managing board had hoped for since it opened in December 2011.

Just 19,500 people visited the museum, when the Fundacion Cueva de Nerja company which manages the museum and NerjaCaves, expected at least 40,000.

“We are not happy with the results and what it is on display at the museum, but we are not replacing it all of a sudden,” Fundacion managing director Angel Ruiz said.

“The museum has has just started. There is still a broad leeway for improvement,” Enrique Lopez, manager of Nerja centre’s shops association said.

One of the solutions considered by the board to boost visits is to start a ‘train’ service to bring tourists from NerjaCaves to the Museum.

The service, which would cover the four kilometres between the caves at Maro and the museum in Nerja centre, could be started by Easter.

The NerjaCaves were visited by 400,000 people last year.  In order to improve results, the Fundacion announced music will be played and information provided through a new loudspeaker system inside the caves.

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    • John Marks

      28 January 2013 • 19:57

      This “museum” is quite simply the biggest waste of money I’ve ever witnessed. First of all, the museum is in the middle of a unfinished building zone, and is very hard to locate. Inside, there are no exhibits. There are some old bones and a few pieces of ceramic (broken). There is one real roman coin. This is not a museum, it is a JOKE. Why can’t this part of Spain make proper quality attractions?


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