Museo Geominero

I was told that if I only went to one museum in Madrid, I should go to the Museo Geominero, Spain’s geological museum, founded as a result of its Comisión para formar la carta geológica de Madrid y la general del Reino.

It preserves in a very pure form the idea of a museum as an instrument of scientific classification and knowledge:-

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2 thoughts on “Museo Geominero

  1. Richard Bram says:

    I love this sort of Museum. The last one I was in of this sort was the late 19th-C. Silk Museum in Tbilisi. They didn’t have the budget of the Museo Geominero, it was a wonderful decaying, fascinating place.

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