History of the museum

Museum of the Castro de Viladonga
Building of the Museum in the 70s
Main façade of the Museum

The archaeological importance and the historical interest of the Castro de Viladonga, as well as the quantity and quality of the material found in the excavations since 1972 and the need of investigate and show them in their own context, made that, in 1983, the Ministerio de Cultura created the Museo do Castro de Viladonga, in a building built in the 60’ies.

The museum opened to the public on November 29, 1986. In 1990, its management was transferred to the Xunta de Galicia. Between 1992 and 1994, important work of reform and enlargement was done with the construction of a new building and the continuation of the existing one, with the subsequent dotation, in the following years, of the infrastructure and personal needed to the development of all its museistic and patrimonial functions, linked to the Celtic and galaico-roman site.

The Xunta de Galicia awarded the museum with the Premio Cultura Galega 2013 of Patrimonio Cultural as recognition to its incessant work conserving and spreading the archaeological heritage, as well as for its didactical and revitalizing activity of the site.



  • Viladonga, 27259 - Castro de Rei (Lugo)
    Galicia, España
    N 43º 09' 38.97" W 7º 23' 19.32"
  • 982 870 160
  • museo.viladonga@xunta.gal

Cofinanciado polo Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional