Museo Provincial de Lugo
Museo Provincial de Lugo
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
ES NECESARIO REALIZAR RESERVA PREVIA VÍA TELEFÓNICA. AFORO LIMITADO. Co fin de reunir e protexer os bens do patrimonio cultural lucense, en 1932, a Deputación de Lugo acorda crear o Museo Provincial de Lugo, vontade que se materializa dous anos máis tarde coa apertura no Pazo de San Marcos (baixo a dirección de D. Luis López Martí) de varias salas con materiais arqueolóxicos, históricos, artísticos, etc. ata daquela dispersos en coleccións particulares. O continuo incremento de fondos e as limitacións de espazo obrigaron, en 1957, a trasladar o museo ao antigo convento de San Francisco. Conservando tres dependencias deste vello cenobio (cociña, claustro e refectorio), o arquitecto vigués D. Manuel Gómez Román (1875-1964) deseña un novo edificio con aires de pazo galego. O 1 de marzo de 1962 o Museo Provincial de Lugo foi declarado Ben de Interese Cultural. En 1997 o museo foi ampliado, segundo un proxecto do arquitecto González Trigo.
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kvasir
London, UK1,242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
An amazing diversity of collections, including Roman mosaics and statues, contemporary paintings and historical sacred art, sculptures, ceramics and glass, gold jewellery, silver and gold coins. And the building itself has a fascinating history.

Admission free. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Written 4 May 2024
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JJJC_Family
Virginia776 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
It's like many others I have seen. It's probably an old palace and what do you do with it? Stuff with a bunch of bric-a-brac - some good, some atrocious, some sublime and presto you have a museum, a tourist site you hope will help garner .. tourists generating employment and tax revenue for the city. The more places you can create, the more likely you are to rope in people looking for a place to go. And that's OK. Even after seing a bunch of these, I still enjoy visiting them, most of them, at least. The best of this genre can be fantastic. This one does not quite reach that exalted status. Nonetheless, if you are in Lugo, I would definitely go. It’s fairly big and it’s got a good variety of things to gawk at, including some mosaics (floors, etc.), the mandatory archaeological items, paintings and more. Again, it’s not mind boggling, but it’s a pleasant way to spend an hour or more. And if you read the descriptions, you always learn something you did not know. Finally, I feel an obligation to go. If no one goes to these places they will be shut down and there will be no place to see these pieces of history.
Written 29 October 2022
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ScottEmmaLee
Apison, TN222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Interesting collection of archeological items found in the Lugo area. Also large collection of artwork by local artists. Currently set up with arrows to guide your flow for Covid. Well worth a visit.
Written 1 October 2021
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SteveK
Los Angeles, CA167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Potpourri of art museum, archeological museum, exhibits on flora & fauna, whaling, smoking pipes and timepieces. Sadly no English on any placards or captions (all Galician & Spanish). Various items have QR codes, but those link to PDF files with no English, not mobile formatted so difficult to read anyway, and not translatable via web browser unless you copy/paste PDF text into some other translation tool. In archeological area, really cool illustrations and example tools demonstrating how structures were built and how tasks were performed (construction of a hut, erecting obelisks, use of bronze mold). They really have a big, impressive set of artifacts, but it is so unfortunate it is mostly inaccessible due to lack of translation. The price of entry is free, but I would much rather pay money to better understand what I am looking at. That said, still worth the visit.
Written 24 December 2020
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Victor C
Bellevue, WA240 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
It’s wonderful to have a museum to learn about the local culture and artist. Enjoyed seeing the period pieces of early Roman culture statues, crypts, coins from all over the world, clocks, fans, kitchen cookware, utensils, tile steps and flooring artwork. On the top floor features a local Galician artist that created a Gallego Language alphabet which was astonishing.
Written 21 June 2019
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Peter Clapham
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
At first site a small provincial museum. But inside a flavour of Galicia that we had not expected. It’s larger on the inside than we thought. Set inside a former convent building are some wonderful works of art and art if acts from Galicia and beyond. We would like to thank the staff for their assistance and warm welcome as we walked through the door. We did not expect to stay for a couple of hours, but we found the collection to be of great interest. Thank you for this unexpected treasure in the heart of Lugo.
Written 6 June 2019
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Like many regional museums, the quality of exhibits in this museum is of variable quality - but there are some exceptional pieces here. The museum is free and is situated in an historic building which preserves the kitchen and the cloister as exhibition sites. These are highlights as is the collection of Roman pieces and mosaics. The real star here is on the first floor where you will find an amazing collection of gold jewellery collected from "castros" situated throughout Galicia. In addition there are some good examples of Galician artwork.
Written 22 October 2018
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
We only had a very short time here, but we knew there was one of the best collections of Celtic good jewellery here, dating back as far as 1,800 BC. Most of the objects are neck torques, of which the most important is a ceremonial torque, which weighs 3.5 kilos. There is much else to see in the museum, but that will have to wait for another visit. The museum is located in the pedestrianised centre of of the old city within Lugo’s Roman Walks, next to the Petronius de San Pedro.
Written 29 September 2018
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DeborahClarkson
Hamilton, New Zealand213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This museum has a good display of Galician art from the last few centuries. You might also be interested to see the collection of old Roman coins that date back many centuries, or of pottery that's made in the region. When we visited, there was a modern art display on the ground floor (not sure if it's permanent). It also has a good collection of sundials in a very peaceful cloistered area. This museum is definitely worth visiting.
Written 16 July 2018
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Barry D
Asheville, NC254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
The sundials and other artifacts over the centuries are displayed in a way that you can examine them in depth visually. The museum is FREE and well worth stopping by.
Written 3 February 2018
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