Archaeological Museum of Alicante

Archaeological Museum of Alicante building

Archaeological Museum of Alicante also known as MARQ is a museum created in 1932, offers it’s visitors a interesting and wonderful experience through out the historic journey, rooms that are dedicated to the history of Prehistory, Culture, Iberian, Middle ages and the Roman Culture.

The Museum has over unique pieces dating back to 100,000 years ago and hundreds of pieces of items that have been created from the prehistory to the middle ages.

Technology is also used to display the past and audio-visual presentations to give you a more detailed experience of the past history.

Usually takes up too 2 hours to explore this wonderful history.

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Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am–2:00 pm & re-opens at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm & re-opens at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am–2:00 pm & re-opens at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm & re-opens at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm & re-opens at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Contact Details

Telephone number: +34 965 14 90 00

Email: [email protected]

Official website: http://www.marqalicante.com

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Facilities

Audio guide
Café / restaurant
Corporate events
Cloakroom service
Educational workshops
Children’s workshops
Shop
Guided tours

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MARQ standard ticket: €3.00
LUCENTUM standard ticket: €2.00
ILLETA DELS BANYETS standard ticket: €2.00
TOWER OF ALMUDAINA standard ticket:  €2.00
COMBINED TICKET (MARQ + LUCENTUM+ILLETA DELS BANYETS): €4.00
(one-month validity)

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MARQ reduced-price ticket: €1.50
LUCENTUM reduced-price ticket: €1.20
ILLETA DELS BANYETS reduced-price ticket: €1.20
TOWER OF ALMUDAINA reduced-price ticktet: €1.20
Reduced-price combined ticket (MARQ + LUCENTUM + ILLETA DELS BANYETS): €2.20 (one-month validity)
Reduced-price tickets applicable to: Students, Carnet Jove, pensioners & over 65.

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Location

Placa Dr. Gómez Ulla
S/N, 03013
Alacant
Spain
Province of Alicante

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The Tolbooth Museum

the Tolbooth Museum

The Tolbooth Museum is located in one of the oldest Aberdeen’s buildings, the museum has displays of the local history, development of crime and punishment, that happened through the years between the 17th and 18th century, still has the original doors and barred windows.

The Tolbooth Museum can be traced to 1873 when John Forbes White and a number of local art collectors decided to hold a public exhibition to display their collections. Tolbooth opened in 1995. One of the oldest buildings in Aberdeen, which includes 17th-century gaols, this museum traces Aberdeen’s civic history, including the history of crime and punishment. The museum is small in size, however, has a lot of history packed in it.

the Tolbooth Museum

Telephone:  +44 (0) 1224 621167 | Official Website |

How To Get There

  • The nearest Train station is the Aberdeen Station only Five Minutes away.
  • The nearest Ferry Terminal is the Aberdeen Ferry Terminal 22 minutes away.
  • The nearest bus stop is the ‘Castle Street (Stop J2)’ bus services: 1A, N1, 40, 18 and the bridges1 and the bridges 2 stop here.

Admission

Free Entry

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Facilities

  • No toilets or a cafe available within The Tolbooth Museum, However, due to Aberdeen Maritime Museum being so close, you can use their facilities.
  • You can download the Museum Floor Plan Guide here: View Floor Plan

Location

The Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BQ | Coordinations:  57.1480°N 2.0951°W

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25 Amazing Facts about Alicante

Facts about Alicante

Fun & Interesting  Facts About Alicante

 

  1. Alicante is a Spanish city, the capital of the province of Alicante
  2. The Romans named Alicante “Lucentum,” which means “City of Light”
  3. It is an important Mediterranean port
  4. It has a land mass of 77.7 sq miles
  5. The Castle of Santa Bárbara is one of the major sights of the city
  6. In 1950, Benidorm was the first tourist resort to accept bikinis on the beach
  7. Over 115.000 tons of rice is being produced in Alicante every year.
  8. The Costa Blanca has one of the healthiest climates in Europe according to World Health Organisation
  9. In Europe, only London and Milan have more skyscrapers than Benidorm
  10. The name Costa Blanca was dreamed up by British European Airways as a promotional gimmick to promote its flights between London and Valencia in the 1950s.
  11. Santa Barbara’s Castle is 166 meters up the Benacantil mountain
  12. Costa Blanca means white coast
  13. The city serves as the headquarters of the European Union Intellectual Property Office
  14. Both Spanish and “Valenciano” languages are spoken in Alicante.
  15. The Explanada de Espana promenade, lined by 400 palm trees, is paved with 6.6 million red, black and cream marble tiles
  16. Typically Mediterranean – hot summers and mild winters. Little rainfall
  17. The amount of rainfall per year in Alicante is 12.2 inches or 311 mm
  18. One of the fastest growing cities in Spain was Alicante before it was affected by the global recession in 2008
  19. the city has the University of Alicante. The campus is located along San Vicente del Raspeig.
  20. Ciudad de la Luz is one of the largest film studios in Europe
  21. the foreigners who live in Alicante occupy 15 percent of the whole population
  22. Sonia Castedo Ramos she was elected as the mayor, she is the first woman to holds this position in Alicante.
  23. Based on the population it is the eighth-largest metropolitan area of Spain.
  24. The Gothic Church of Santa Marí­a from the 14th-16th centuries was built over the former main Arab mosque.
  25. The record of the highest temperature occurred on the city on 4 July 1994. It was 107 degree F or 41.1 degree C.

Bullers of Buchan

Bullers of Buchan

The Name given to this sea cave is ‘Bullers’ which has two explanation on to why it was named ‘Bullers’ the first one is from the Scottish word, which means rushing of water and the French word ‘Bouillir’ which means ‘to boil’.

However the name ‘Bullers of Buchan’ which is given for the adjacent village and the collapsed sea cave, the village can be found about 6 miles south of Peterhead in Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

You can find a lot of wildlife in the cliffs at the Bullers, such as seabirds, kittiwakes, puffins, shags, razor-bills and a few others, it’s known to be a nesting site for this birds during spring.

The cliffs are known as ‘the pot’ due to its circular formation, it’s about 30 meters deep and the sea rushes in through a natural archway.

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Opening Hours

Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours

Facilities

Car park but no tourist facilities

Location

Coordinates: 57.433°N 1.821°W

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Nemo science museum

nemo science museum

The NEMO Science Museum is the biggest museum in Amsterdam its also a science center and has been around for over 95 years, the building was designed by Renzo Piano since 1997, located in the Oosterdok, Amsterdam Centrum.

Previously the museum had a few name changes; dating back to 1954 the name was changed to ‘Nint’ or ‘Nederlands Insitituut voor Nijverheid en Techniek’ from the ‘Museum van den Arbeid’ and in 1997 it was changed to  ‘newMetropolis’ however in 2000 the ‘center Nemo’ was introduced but in 2016 the name was changed again to ‘NEMO science Museum’.

The Museum has five floors of science and technology to enjoy and get hands on experiences and enjoy different exhibitions.

Exhibitions

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Opening Hours

April to August
Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:30

September to March
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:30

On all school holidays
Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:30

Closed on King’s Day (27 April)

Open on all other public holidays

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Facilities

Baby changing facilities

Lockers

Lift

First aid. Trained employees are on hand at all times

Disabled toilets on all floors, with the exception of floor 3

Wheelchair and pram friendly, except for the Energetica exhibition on the rooftop square

Suitable for visually impaired and disabled persons

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Contact Details

General Number: 020-531 32 33

Visitor information and office: +31 (0)20-531 32 33

Email: [email protected]

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Location

Oosterdok 2
1011 VX Amsterdam
Netherlands

Coordinates: 52°22′26.69″N 4°54′44.46″E

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Johnston Gardens

Johnston Gardens

Johnston Gardens is a stunning and peaceful garden park, located in Aberdeen, and has won Britain in Bloon competition many times, which makes this location a must see in Aberdeen.

The garden is full with flowers and shrubbery, some of the things planted in the garden are spring bulbs, Healthers and alpines, the ponds that are well looked after are full of irises, mallard, Muscovy ducks and Aylesbury.

The Garden is very popular among bridal couples, due to the beautiful seriary and the beautiful photographs.

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Telephone: 01224 585310

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM – until 1 Hour before dusk
Open All Year

Facilities

Children’s play area.

Toilets Opening Hours:

  • Toilets: 7.30 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday in the summer time)
  • Toilets: 8 am to 4 pm (Tuesday to Friday in the winter time)

Location

Johnston Gardens, Viewfield Rd, Aberdeen, AB15 7XE | Coordinates 57°8′10″N 2°8′56″W

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Linn O’ Dee

Linn O' Dee

The Linn of Dee is a beautiful place with waterfalls, pine trees and stunning Gothic style bridge that was built in the 1857 and opened by the Queen Victoria, the river that runs though is a 300 metres that runs from the natural gorge carved.

You can also find a near by Shootings lodge, which has an amazing view of the Cairngorm Mountains.

You can find a large car park nearby, you can take a short walk to the falls, it’s very convenient.

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All year, daily

Open day at Lodge for non-residents on Easter Sunday, 10.00-16.00

Administration Charge Non-members: Free

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Email Address: [email protected]

Contact Number: +44 1339 720164

Official Website: http://www.nts.org.uk

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7 Miles Beyond Braemar
Past Inverey on the Linn O’ Dee Road
Aberdeen, Scotland
AB35 5YB

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Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle

Craigievar castle is an iconic tower house it’s one of the best preserved castles in Scotland, the castle is styled in the Baronial style in 1576 and was finally completed in 1626.

The stunning castle house has Sempill and the Forbes family resided here for around 350 years until the 1963, the property was given to the national trust of Scotland, to keep preserved.

This stunning castle has an extensive parkland grounds with walk ways and glen gardens, can be visited by anyone any time, just not allowed to enter the castle without a tour guide.

Grading and awards

Scottish tourist board visitors attraction: 4 Stars

The green tourism award: Silver

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Grounds: All Year round

Castle Opening Hours: (Guided tours only)

1 Apr – 30 Jun, Fri-Tue 10.30-17.00 (last entry 16.10)

1 Jul – 31 Aug, Daily 10.30-17.00 (last entry 16.10)

1 Sep – 30 Sep, Fri-Tue 10.30-17.00 (last entry 16.10)

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Contact Number: 01339 883635

Email: [email protected]

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Craigievar
Alford
AB33 8JF

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Other Information

Walks at Craigievar Castle: Craigievar Trail.pdf

Official website: www.nts.org.uk/Visit/Craigievar

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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

artwork The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Gordon Highlanders museum celebrates the story of the Gordon Highlanders through history that spanned for 200 years, from the 1794 to 1994, the museum contains medals, uniforms, weapons and also more modern things like photographs and videos and guides which show you round and explain in great details of how “the finest regiment in the world, quoted by Winston Churchill, in 1990, came to be.

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Online and on the day Admission Prices & Tickets 2017

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Adult Ticket: Standard adult ticket

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Child Ticket: Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult

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Family Ticket: 2 adults with max. 3 children or 1 adult plus 2 or 3 children

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Concession ticket: Senior Citizen/Student/ Former Gordon Highlanders – ID required

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Museum & Tea Room Opening Hours 2017

Monday: CLOSED *More information below*
Tuesday: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED

The venue is closed December & January.

Mondays The Gordon Highlanders Museum is open on: 10 April 2017 , 1 May 2017, 10 July 2017 and 25 September 2017 

Tea Room and Gardens – Admission free.

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Facilities

Shop: You can find a number of things such as exclusive gifts, books, jewellery that’s been inspired by the museums collections.

Tea Room: The Duchess Jean Tea Room

Toilets:There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

There is an additional accessible toilet on the lower ground floor.

Disabled Access points

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Car Parks and Disabled Access

Car Parking

Parking is free for all users

There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

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Location

St. Luke’s
Viewfield Road
Aberdeen AB15 7XH

The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
This venue is situated in Aberdeen.
The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
The nearest mainline station is Aberdeen.

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Contact Details

Tel: 01224 311200

Fax: 01224 319323

For General Enquiries: [email protected]

email: [email protected]

official website: http://www.gordonhighlanders.com

Registered Charity No. SC022039

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Latest New & the Future

 

BBC News: for more information 

The award-winning attraction – which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year – has suffered an 80% drop in profits, despite a rise in visitor numbers, and tours last year which involved children from more than 50 schools.

The museum said it needed to raise £100,000 a year for the next three years to keep it going.

Eveningexpress: for more information

Newly-elected SNP councillor John Cooke asked Aberdeen City Council whether it could assist the Gordon Highlanders Museum which has launched an appeal to raise £300,000 in three years in a bid to stay open.

Cllr Cooke, whose grandfather served with the Gordon Highlanders, said: “I am delighted there has been unanimous support for my motion, which seeks to support the Gordon Highlanders in its hour of need.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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The Museum tells a story about the Aberdeen’s relationship with the sea and how it has become a successful and prosperous city, the unique collections involves shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history, what makes this museum unique it’s the only place in the united kingdom where you can see displays on the north sea oil and gas industry.

Some of the museums biggest feature is a large scale model of an oil-platform that suspended’s in mid air, you can view this wonderful model from different floor levels, like to call it one of the wonders of Aberdeen. You can also view the stunning busy harbour from the windows inside the museum.

Best part about this award winning museum is the fact that, its free entry and is a wonderful experience into the North Sea through fantastic new exhibitions.

Maritime Café

After checking out the maritime museum, you have a wonderful place to seat down and relax, enjoy the home baked cakes and light meals with a cup of tea or coffee.

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Sunday 12 noon – 2.45pm

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Maritime Museum Shop

Aberdeen Maritime Museum shop is located on the ground floor and has a wide range of gifts and souvenirs, such as books, Jeweler, Greeting cards and children’s gifts.

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Exhibitions

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Tales From The Tolbooth

The Tolbooth Museum
25/06/2016 – 13/04/2018

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Sea Change

Aberdeen Maritime Museum
01/07/2017 – 14/01/2018

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Accessibility

Aberdeen Maritime Museum offers disabled access to most parts of the building. Guide dogs are admitted.

For more information on disabled access to Aberdeen Maritime Museum, please visit DisabledGo.

Foreign language guides are available – ask at reception.

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Monday 10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday 10:00  – 17:00
Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 12:00 – 15:00

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Gift Shop: The shop stocks a good selection of gifts and souvenirs for all ages and a range of specialist books.

Public Toilet Facilities:

Baby Changing Facilities

Payment Methods: Debit Card, Credit Card & American Express

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City centre parking is conveniently located at:

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  • Loch Street
  • Denburn
  • Shiprow
  • Chapel Street
  • Summer Street
  • Gallowgate
  • West North Street Multi Storey
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Shiprow
Aberdeen
AB11 5BY

 

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Tel: +44 (0) 1224 337700
Fax: +44 (0) 1224 213066

Email: [email protected]

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