Address: Nac. Route 40. KM 327. Malargüe.
Phone: 0260 – 4471060
Opening hours: Monday to friday from 9.30 to 19.30hs. Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 12 and from 16 to 20hs.
The museum was born on July 9, 1971 with the intention of protecting the local heritage. With the continued community input, it was increasing its number of pieces and now has four themed rooms corresponding to Paleontology and Mining; Archaeology; History and Folklore; Children Art. Among the exhibits we can find ammonites from over 150 million years, stone tools of the last century, coins minted in 1888 for internal circulation with the name of Gral. Rufino Ortega, minerals of the area, petrified logs, a reconstruction of an ichthyosaur with 100 million years that was found near the Cave of the Witches, sea fossil pieces and Jurassic snails, two mummies found in 1980, ceramics, textiles and a victrola from 1909. In the history and folklore room are exposed agricultural items like wooden plows and shovels used to remove the bread from the oven.