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Mammoth Museum
Ranked #266 of 749 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: People have always wanted to understand more about the diverse nature of life on Earth and the mysterious manner in which animal species have appeared or disappeared in the course of history.Barcelona (Catalonia)and our paleontological MuseumHelping you understand just that is our mission here at the Barcelona Mammoth Museum, a museum of paleontology which was inaugurated in the year 2010—as it happens, just two years after the most recent Ice Age remains in this part of the world were discovered in the form of some 400 animal fragments unearthed in the seaside town of Viladecans.Housing a varied collection of prehistoric animal skeletons and other remains as well as life-size animal reproductions, the Barcelona Mammoth Museum is designed to offer both the general public and specialist researchers a window on the nature of the Ice Age and Ice Age animals. The exhibits were brought together with the help of some of the world’s most complete paleontological collections and with prehistoric remains excavated during expeditions in the Americas, Canada and Russia.On a visit to our Museum, visitors will be able to actually touch and feel the teeth and tusks of a mammoth, smell the horn of a woolly rhinoceros and see the faithful reproductions of primitive cave paintings that decorate the walls and ceilings. One of our rooms also showcases mammoth ivory carvings made by the most accomplished artisans from all over the world. Finally, the Barcelona Mammoth Museum also offers a variety of extra services, including specialist technical services for the scale reconstruction of Ice Age animals, a children’s club for budding paleontologists and an interactive guided tour designed for school visits.Time Table: Every Day from 10.00am to 21.00pm
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We've never seen a woolly mammoth (or a sabre toothed tiger, cave bear or woolly rhino) so we really enjoyed this little museum in a beautiful old building.
A baby mammoth sits out the front, and there is the mummified baby mammoth inside - so complete!
The museum is closing at the end of October, so I'm glad we got to see it before it does. I hope the artefacts go to a good home, they are very precious.
They can give you an English guidebook to walk around with so you can understand more of the exhibits and there is a small gift shop.

Thank LittleFec
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I am so glad my boyfriend and I found this!! What a gem of a place! It was fascinating, yes it's a small museum but the quality of the specimens shown is amazing! A must see! This museum deserves much more publicity!

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Small museum but I enjoyed it. Some of the tusks on display looks man-made and hand painted, but the main mammoth skeleton was cool.

Thank T_the_Asian
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

This museum was surprisingly good. Due to its size I thought it would prove to be a slapdash effort designed to rake in tourist dollars, but this is clearly a labor of love. Yes, it's small, as others have pointed out. But it's also high quality, which more than makes up for the size if you're there to learn something and not just to check things off of a list.

I live in a part of the world known for its mammoths and where there are Pleistocenean mammal displays in virtually every museum. I also happen to like the subject apart from that. That being said, I learned quite a bit in this museum. The signs are all in Spanish, but the guide book is well-translated and available in multiple languages. You can borrow the guide book at the front desk when you pay your admission, which gives you the option to either just use it for your tour and return it or to buy yourself a (new) copy as a souvenir at the end of your visit. I really liked this model, as it keeps tons of paper being thrown out by people who don't want to keep all the free guides they get handed at museums. It also allows you to preview the guide before buying, which is something that other locations don't always offer.

I was also impressed by some of the replicas. Usually when you see a full-body mammoth reconstruction it's either just the skeleton or something like a fiberglass model or cast. This museum's examples were fully furred, which really adds to the realism and allows you to get a much better sense of how the animals would have looked when they were alive.

Almost 8 Euros a person would be too steep for most museums of this size, but if you take your time here and appreciate the quality of the information and the displays then you'll find it is money well-spent.

Tips: Go early, as it would be harder to appreciate the space at more crowded times. My husband and I were there at opening, and we were the only visitors the entire time. Also, give yourself a few extra minutes to find the place. It's tucked back on a side street, and you have to leave the street and cross a patio to get to the entrance. Outdoor signage was limited when we went.

Thank JLeeHazlett
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

Don't expect a gigantic museum, it is very small but informative. Information plaques are all in spanish but you receive a book with the information in english, this book needs to be returned when exiting the museum.

it is a see and touch museum, according to the plaques all things displayed are real however i do have my doubt's about that ..

ideal for letting childeren see a mammoth and tetting them touch it.

should take no more then 30 minutes to see it all.

Entrance fee is quite high for what it is 7,50€ but with barcelona card 3,75€. So if u have a barcelona card and some spare time, just visit it.

Thank Kenny700
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