March 16th
2011

Malaga Air Museum located in the airport’s original terminal

From now on it is possible to visit the new historic district at the Malaga Air Museum located in the airport’s original terminal.

This building was Malaga Airport from 1948 to 1968, then Aeroclub and finally served as General Aviation Terminal until 2007.

The new permanent exhibition rooms occupy three floors, which reflect the evolution of air transport and the influence on the development of Malaga through tourism.

The content of 3,000 square meters of exhibition includes pieces from all airports in Spain related to aviation and airports, historic aircrafts on display, an observatory at the historic airport control tower or the visit to the cockpit of a DC-9 aircraft from Iberia.

Visitors can find out about the operations at an airport, along with the evolution of aviation and airport technology, aircraft engines, design of runways, lighting beacons, radio and teletype, and the performance of the various professions, such as such as air traffic controller, falconer, signalman, stewardess or pilot.

Finally, in the interactive showroom various mechanisms will show the principles of physics applied to aviation.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 2 pm. Tuesday, 5 pm to 8 pm.

The museum is closed Mondays and Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and Holy Thursday and Friday (Easter). Admission is free.

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