Vélez-Málaga's third museum opened on Tuesday. The Muvel, or Museo de Vélez-Málaga, displays artefacts and information about the history of the Axarquía region, dating as far back as the Paleolithic era, the Islamic period, the arrival of the Catholic Kings and the present day.
Around 40 per cent of the items on display have come from the new Museo de Málaga and some of the material has been donated to the museum by private collectors. Among the highlights is a reproduction of the bones of Zafarraya Man, a Neanderthal's remains which were discovered in Zafarraya in the early 1990s.
The museum is located in the former Hospital de San Juan de Dios, on Calle Dr Jiménez Poey and is a boost to the town's cultural attractions, which already include the Museo de Semana Santa (Holy Week museum) and contemporary art centre (CAC).
Panels provide information in Spanish and English and the museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 2pm and 5pm until 8pm. On Sundays and bank holidays from 10am until 2pm. Guided tours are also available in English.