Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences

Museum of Natural Sciences

The museum is located in the Tower of Doña Ochanda, a 15th century stronghold that defended the city wall from its outer façade. The palace was rebuilt in the 16th century by Don Andrés Martínez de Iruña who named it after his daughter, Doña Ochanda.

Museum of Natural Sciences

 

The first floor of the museum is dedicated to the world of geology and to the interesting local amber deposits with insect inclusions.

 

Museum of Natural Sciences

 

The second floor covers the areas of botany and zoology..

 

Museum of Natural Sciences

 

The Álava Museum of Natural Sciences first opened its doors to the public in May 1986. And it did so next to the west facing Portal of Aldave of the old low wall, in the beautiful medieval tower where Dona Ochanda of Iruña y Álava and her husband Commander Don Juan de Guereña lived during the 16th century.


The balance between services and facilities, both for visitors and research staff, as well as the magnificent museum displays, have made this public centre a veritable benchmark in the field of Natural Sciences.

 

Museum of Natural Sciences

 

The Museum has a commitment with the people of Álava to guarantee the conservation of the extraordinary cultural heritage that it possesses in the field of natural sciences and to advance scientific knowledge of these facts and share them collectively.

 

Museum of Natural Sciences

Location

 

 

Museum of Natural Sciences

   c/ Fundadoras de las Siervas
         de Jesús, 24
         01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz

 

 +34 945 181924

 

   mcna@araba.eus

HORARIO

   From tuesday to friday

      From 10:00 to 14:00

      from 16:00 to 18:30

 

   Sundays and holidays

      From 11:00 to 14:00

 

Closed monday (except holidays)

Tuesday after holiday Monday, closed