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Changes at the Gibraltar Museum to house new anthropological wing

The Gibraltar Museum is working to convert the lower floor, patio area and part of the first floor of the building into a new walk-through anthropological wing which will depict the story of the people of Gibraltar. Beginning with the Neanderthal’s this wing is still a work in progress but aims to provide a new modern interpretation of the story.

The new wing, expected to be ready in around two months for a May opening, will serve as the core interpretation area for the Rock’s World Heritage site. Initially, the nominated site,

until UNESCO declares whether or not our bid for World Heritage status is successful. More works will follow with a further display expected to be ready for September.

Director of the Museum Professor Clive Finlayson, says the aim is for it to be the focal point of the Neanderthal site whilst taking the story further to include WWII, the Evacuation, etc.

“It is about people and the history of people,” he says.
More details in our printed edition.