About UsThe Municipal Archaeological Museum of Baza is currently housed within two conjoined buildings – the Old Town Hall and the Corn Exchange, both built in the sixteenth century – which were amalgamated for the purpose in 2011. The new structure is situated in the historic centre of Baza, which in 2003 was declared a ‘Bien de Interés Cultural’ (a category of the Spanish heritage registry denoting a place of cultural interest) in 2003.
The museum has eight permanent exhibition rooms covering a total usable space of more than one thousand cubic metres. With the help of modern audiovisual aids, visitors are able to gain a full understanding of the history and archaeology of the Baza region, from prehistoric times to the present, to include the ancient Iberian Culture and information on life in Spain under the Romans, the Visigoths, and during the Middle Ages. The museum also has two temporary exhibition spaces (in the patio area and in the upper gallery of the Corn Exchange), as well as a library, archive rooms (containing the Municipal Historic Archives and the Archive of Notary Protocols), specialist rooms (for cataloging, restoration work, and photography), a storage facility, and an auditorium.