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Museo de Historia de Valencia

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Address: Calle Valencia 42 | Cerca del parque de Cabecera, 46920 Valencia, Spain
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Visited the museum after getting off the tourist bus which stops very near. We had purchased a 72 hour tourist card and in the booklet we were given was a voucher for free entry... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
colin b
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Housed in a former water-reservoir (look et the vaulted brick columns and ceiling repeating itself) this excellent museum seems to have been sited at the wrong end of town, although it is a nice walk down the Turia gardens from the city center. It gives an very full overview including short films (5 for each period) of the different periods... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem that relates the story of Valencia. Good fun, plan the visit with time because you might want to stay there to watch all the historic video clips.

Thank Ana V
MhV_Valencia, Director General at Museo de Historia de Valencia, responded to this review

Thank you for your attention, sharing your opinion... We appreciate your kind comment. We are delighted that you have enjoyed our "escenografías" (historic video clips) We will always be at your service. Thank you very much, we hope you come back soon !!! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The setting of the museum in the old underground reservoir is very atmospheric, and the displays have been put together with a lot of thought. There aren't a huge number of items on display but they have been cleverly arranged to tell Valencia's story through the ages. The short films (available in a variety of languages) set the scene for... More 

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MhV_Valencia, Director General at Museo de Historia de Valencia, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your opinion about this museum. We also welcome your optimistic and positive evaluation. We hope you will visit us again very soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had to go to Mislata to find out more about Valencia's history. We went there on the last day and wished to have done that earlier. We visited the permanent exhibition with very nice exhibition of the different phases in the city's history. Nice lighting, informative content, relevant exhibits and overall a good visit. There was also a temporary... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum after getting off the tourist bus which stops very near. We had purchased a 72 hour tourist card and in the booklet we were given was a voucher for free entry. On arrival we were given a book that explained the 50 exhibits in English. There were some visual interactive exhibits as well. Wonderful building and the... More 

Thank colin b
Novi Sad, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Museum for history lovers with very good overview of Valencian history. Franco regime is also mentioned which is good. Exhibits are impressive and fascinating. Fact that museum shop was closed, is negative fact, but i strongly recommend it for visiting.

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Hampshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

As others have commented, this a bit light on recent developments, but is interesting nevertheless. We particularly liked the old newsreels. Because of the lighting and the way some of the explanatory texts are displayed, it is sometimes hard to read them. An English summary can be borrowed from reception, but it is hard to read as the overall light... More 

Thank grafran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The history from 2000+ years ago until 200 years ago is impressive and fascinating. However i agree with some other people on here the more recent history is glossed over a bit. My grandmother is from Valencia and left Spain during franco's rule and i would have liked to have found out more about this time in Valencian history. I... More 

Thank Craig B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This museum gets the basics right which many in Valencia falter, i.e. Chronological order and in English. It takes around 1.5 hours to go around and is presented in 50 chunks. In one way, the history being spread out evenly throughout the 50 chunks seems logical. However, as a race, we have progressed so much more in the last 200... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is a good place to start. A very interactive museum with things to get involved with and a little folder that has all the information about the mIn exhibit in other languages. I loved this museum because I love history and architecture and this told the story right from the beginning explaining all of its cultural, social and economical... More 

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