Dalt Vila Archaeological Museum
A fascinating journey through the history of Ibiza
This Museum was created in 1907, thanks to the donation to the state of the collection belonging to the Archaeological Society from Ibiza. This society, which had been founded in 1903, had carried out several excavations in Ibiza and Formentera. All the material recovered in these campaigns were part of the first permanent exhibition in the Archaeological Museum, which grew after the material from Ses Torres, Portmany and the sanctuaries of Illa Plana and Es Culleram were donated by a local family, the Román (surname) family, in 1913.
After more than a century of existence and of several previous refurbishing in the building, in 2010, the current Ibiza and Formentera Archaeological Museum (MAEF from now on) had to close due to the aggravation of several internal problems, such as water leaking and structural issues. Refurbishment works are currently ongoing. The building is composed of a series of structures from different periods of time that have been changing throughout the course of the last century, until arriving at how we can see them today.