The Palmeral Museum teaches the origins, history, development and culture behind the palm tree, as well as all of its uses. It is located in the city center and is quite easy to reach.
Of all the museums in Elche, this is the largest. The house at the entrance belongs to the Huerto de San Placido and is a very well-maintained example of the homes of the Elche during the early 20th century.
The exhibition halls are all rather small. However, the outdoor patio is beautiful and in great shape.
Marine reptiles, dinosaur replicas, mastodons bones...this museum is a fascinating trip back to the Paleozoic with plenty of workshops and audiovisual aids. The Paleontological Museum of Elche (MUPE) opened in 2004 and is located in the traditional neighborhood of El Raval.
It has more than 1200 fossils and reconstructions exhibited along its halls and allows for a complete tour of the history of life on our planet.
It has two floors: the bottom is dedicated to paleontology in general while the upper delves into the geological history of the province of Alicante.