Discover MUBOMA

The Museum of the Fire-fighters Consortium of Alicante, located in Alcoy, is an innovative space designed to publish the importance of this profession.

Schedule

Monday to Thursday: from 10am to 4pm.

Friday: from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 6pm.

Saturday: from 10am to 2pm.

Sunday and holidays: from 11am to 2pm.

Closed: January 1st and 6th and December 25th.

Pricing

Regular price

Visit to the Museum: 3€

Every Sunday: 1€

Discounted price

Child between 7 and 15 years: 1.50€

Carné Jove card (until 26 years): 1.50€

Student card (until 26 years): 1.50€

Adult groups of more than 15 people: 1.50 € / pax

*Groups can request a guided tour 5 days in advance. Minimum of 15 people over 7 years old, group admission will be charged in full.

Over 65 years and / or retired: 1.50 €

Free admission

Under 7 years old

People with functional diversity*

Teachers accrediting some identification*

Workers and ex-workers of the Alicante Consortium* + close family +
two people as companions.

*Credit at the box office.

The Museum

Thematically structured, the exhibition space accompanies and guides the visitor through a novel and interactive discourse, which includes numerous audiovisuals, texts and panels that are discovering us in thematic blocks, from the birth of the industry in Alcoy and its evolution, until its connection with the origin and development of the fire-fighter profession. Through the tour of the MUBOMA the visitor will be able to observe the material elements that allow the fire-fighter’s to develop their work; They will know the different extinguishing methods and their different applications; will assimilate the importance of fire and water and will understand the needs of the beginning and evolution of the tools that make the profession possible.

The visitor will get used to the idea of the development of the fire-fighters’ profession, will understand the use of the material and technical resources involved in each area of action and will assimilate the importance and necessity of the origin and organization of the job. In addition, the audience will understand the particular resources of a profession, whose work depends on technical improvement and on the development of a series of personal values that range from a high degree of training and experience to characteristics of their own personalities such as courage or reaction capacity that allow and boost the success of each work.

A before and an after

The building that currently houses the installations of the Provincial Fire-fighters Museum of Alicante, was built in the mid 19th century in order to fulfill the functions characteristic of a textile industry. Initially the industrial space was destined to the production of the cotton manufacturing, later it was transformed into a felt factory and finally becoming a spinning mill until in 1985, when a large fire destroyed most of the building.

The building is part of the industrial complex that is developed along the Barxell and Riquer river basin. It is a linear building with a ground floor and two floors, with a structure built entirely of pine wood. The closing walls of the main facade were made with sandstone and rough stone and tuff in the remaining ones. These walls are interrupted by openings forming windows that maintain the same order on all three floors, they are splayed windows to allow the passage of as much light as possible. Stylistically the facade adopts certain neoclassical elements. The chimney is subsequent and is built in brick with a truncated cone shaped shaft.

The building has now been object of a huge renovation. The exterior maintains the structure described but the interior has been adapted in order to hold the large number of artefacts that are part of the exhibiting discourse about the industrialization of Alcoy and the history of fire-fighters.