Culture and Nautical united by an Island and a Museum

If you are looking for a unique cultural experience on the island of Menorca, the boat trip and visit to the Hauser & Wirth Museum is the ideal activity and location. This contemporary art museum is located on King’s Island in the port of Mahon and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. In this article, we’ll explore more about this museum, including opening hours, related boat activities, the canteen and how you can find out about them.

On the Island, apart from the museum, there is also the Interpretation Center and the library as well as the Hospital Museum itself. The name of the Island is due to King Alfonso III who conquered Menorca in 1287.

A unique location

The Hauser & Wirth Museum of Menorca is located in a historic gallery-type building on the side of the Island that dates back to the 18th century. Next to this gallery is a 6th century basilica and the old naval hospital that acted as such between the 18th and 20th centuries. The building was restored and renovated in 2017 to become the museum it is today. Isla del Rey has a privileged location in the center of the Port of Mahón, between the cities of Es Castell and Mahón, which means that it can be easily reached by sea through the nautical companies that offer transfers to the island and even make Complete walks through the port of Mahón with a visit to the Island included in your itinerary.

In fact, if you’re looking for a unique way to get to the museum, you might consider joining one of the boat trips that depart from Mahon harbour. Nautic Charter Menorca, offer boat trips around Mahon Harbour that include a visit to King’s Island and, if open, the Huser & Wirth Museum as part of the itinerary. This can be a fantastic way to enjoy the coastal scenery whilst learning about the culture, the history of the Port, its curiosities and nooks and crannies as well as art.

A cozy atmosphere

Once you arrive at Isla del Rey by boat, you can enjoy a cozy atmosphere that will transport you to a world of art and culture along with a natural and restored landscape and environment. The winery building has been transformed into a contemporary exhibition space, with a wide variety of artworks ranging from painting and sculpture to installation and video art.

The museum also has a Cantina, managed by the famous Binifadet winery, it is an ideal place to relax. The canteen offers a selection of drinks and food, including vegetarian and vegan options, and is an ideal space to meet up with friends or simply enjoy some quiet time.

Museum and Canteen opening hours

The opening hours of the Museum and the Cantina are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., from Wednesday to Sunday. If you want, you can book a Guide activity in which the explain the old Hospital. It is carried out by the Illa del Rey Hospital Foundation from Wednesday to Sunday at 11 a.m. and has a cost of 8 euros. This information about the museum’s hours and activities carried out there can be consulted on the Foundation website.

Boat-related activities 

Private boat excursions through the Port of Mahón with a visit to the Huser & Wirth museum of Menorca and Isla del Rey are possible daily at various times from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the company Nautic Charter Menorca is one of the companies that does them with its boat.

If you are interested in combining your visit to the museum with activities related to visiting the Port of Mahón by boat, Nautic Charter Menorca is a very good option. You’ll love it.

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