Spending your family holidays in Benidorm is always a good idea. You are almost guaranteed good weather and a wide range of leisure and entertainment. There are theme parks, spectacular beaches, nature and much more. But there is also a fun activity that also provides culture and knowledge; visiting the museums of Alicante. We will tell you about some of the museums you can visit with children.
9 museums in Alicante for the whole family
There are some museums in Alicante that are perfect for families. Not only will you like them, but the little ones will also be fascinated. They are inexpensive and enriching, a different option for those who are looking for something more than sun and beach. We will tell you about the most interesting ones.
El MuThe Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ), located in the city of Alicante, is one of the most important museums in the province. It presents a series of exhibitions, some of which are temporary and others permanent, which show how different civilisations have passed through the Mediterranean.
Among the things on display are objects thousands of years old that belonged to the first inhabitants of the region. There are also scale recreations of dwellings and lots of information about the origins of the Mediterranean peoples and settlements in the area.
- Toy Museum
What better way for a child to learn than by playing. One of the museums for children that you cannot miss if you have children is the Toy Museum, located in Ibi. For a modest price, you can enjoy with your little ones to see the almost 500 pieces on display.
Seeing many of the toys on display is sure to bring back a multitude of memories. For your children it will be an enriching experience that will allow them to understand how different things used to be. It will help them understand that the world was different and that there has been a great evolution in the manufacture of these enjoyable objects created for fun.
- Pottery Museum
There is nothing better to keep traditions alive than to teach your children how things were made in the past. At the Agost Pottery Museum they will learn about different objects made with clay. Your children will understand what the raw materials are, where they come from and how they are worked to obtain the results they see before their eyes.
- Palaeontological Museum
Hands up for those who like dinosaurs! Well, in the small Archaeological Museum of Elche there are reproductions of dinosaurs, bones, a multitude of fossils and much more. Children will have a great time with some of the activities or examining in detail the plates that show what life was like thousands of years ago.
Among the museums in the city of Alicante is the Gravina Museum of Fine Arts. Here, young and old alike can enjoy truly amazing exhibitions with works by some of Alicante’s most important artists. Some of the paintings come from museums such as the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Museo Sorolla or the Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia.
If you visit the Alicante Fine Arts Museum, it is a good idea to see the Museum of Contemporary Art as a family. It exhibits incredible modern works. Moreover, they are presented in a really attractive space. A cultural stop that every art lover should make. It is in the heart of the Old Town, next to the Basilica of Santa María.
- Chocolate Museum
Another essential museum for children in Alicante is the chocolate museum. It is located near Benidorm, in La Vila Joiosa. It belongs to Chocolates Valor, although it is a reference point for the whole province of Alicante, where this product is traditional. It is free to enter and shows the history of cocoa through the centuries. It also explains where it comes from, something that will undoubtedly surprise the little ones.
- Turrón Museum
And of course, if we talk about the chocolate museum, we must also talk about another very sweet museum, the “Museo del Turrón” (Nougat Museum). It is in Jijona, the traditional nougat-making town par excellence. Photographs and traditional utensils explain the origins and history of this product that we all love so much.
- Bonfire Museum
The whole of the Valencian Community is known for its fallas and its love of fire and gunpowder. Alicante is no less and has a museum that explains the history of the bonfires and shows some of the figures that have been pardoned over the years. They are truly spectacular and the little ones will love to see them..
Of course, these are just some of the museums in Alicante that you can visit with your family. Take advantage of some of the days you are at Camping Villasol to come and try something different. You’re sure to have a great time and it will give you a pleasant experience and a different view of Benidorm and its surroundings.