Museum Volvo Ocean Race
In the heart of Alicante, in the Volvo port zone, the Volvo Ocean Race Museum is a modern exhibition venue where visitors can enjoy an interactive installation that gives them a close-up look at the world of the sea, learning about the most intrepid sailors and experiencing the hidden delights of the Ocean. Take a trip through the history of the regatta and the marine world in this state-of-the-art museum. In fact, this is the only museum in the world specialising in the most demanding challenge to sailors of our time. The regatta considered the “Everest of Sailing”. The Volvo Ocean Race.
History: Created in 1973 as the Whitbread Round the World Race, its name was changed to Volvo Ocean Race in 2001. Learn about its history and different editions, enjoy anecdotes.
Technology: Discover all the technical aspects of the race, the parts and evolution of the vessels with the help of interactive technology.
Life on deck: Through games and interactive resources that simulate life on board a Volvo Open 70, the Formula 1 of the sea.
The oceans today: Learn about marine ecosystems and how mankind is threatening the survival of these habitats.
Heroes and legends: The extreme challenge of this regatta has made heroes of many of its crew members. Their capacity for sacrifice and winning spirit has transformed them into legends.
Back home: After three months of struggle, team spirit and effort, this is an emotional time. When they reach the finish they are greeted by their families, fans and the millions of spectators who follow this heroic, round-the-world adventure.
The control room: The trip ends in the glazed room that houses the regatta’s Operations Centre. This is where all the information from the vessels is permanently centralised, with weather information and crew safety factors. An open window to the heart and brain of the regatta. An unbeatable live spectacle.
As well as the exhibition, the museum has an open bar, a shopping area, children’s and complementary activities that will delight all visitors to the Museum.
SUMMER HOURS (from 26th June to 30th September)
- Monday* to Saturday: 11:00 – 21:00
- Sunday: 11:00 – 15:00
- September closed
WINTER HOURS (from October 1st to June 25th)
- Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00 – 14:00
- Friday and Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
- Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00
- For more information on extraordinary openings, please visit http://museovolvooceanrace.esatur.com/