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The Gibraltar National Museum is a national museum of history, culture and natural history located within the city centre of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

The Rock of Gibraltar is a Jurassic Limestone promontory, formed from the shells of tiny sea creatures which compacted layer upon layer on the seabed some 200 million years ago. Between 60 and 20 million years ago movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates uplifted these layers of rock to their present position, where they have been shaped by the sea and weather to give the Rock of Gibraltar the iconic form we all recognise today.

Various caves including Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves on the east side of the Rock are yielding rich archaeological and palaeontological evidence of Gibraltar’s earliest inhabitants. Three Neanderthal fossils have been discovered in Gibraltar to date. The first, Gibraltar 1, was the cranium of an adult female discovered in 1848 by Captain Edmund Flint at Forbes’ Quarry.


Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-2pm
Sun and Public Holidays: Closed


The Gibraltar National Museum welcomes group visits.

Guided tours of the Museum are available on request, and can be adapted to suit your group’s needs.

Educational workshops are available for school groups of all ages from Stage 1.

If you would like to arrange a group visit, please contact us.


The Museum is housed in an historic building, parts of which date back to the 14th century.

Part of the Ground Floor and Garden are accessible for wheelchairs.

The first floor Galleries (and toilet facilities) and the Moorish Baths in the basement are only accessible currently by stairs.

If you have special access needs, please contact us

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