Dynamic and educational museum
Dynamic because it constantly receives the latest paleontological innovations from all over the world, and this makes it necessary to periodically update the contents of some of its display cabinets. Also, Spanish and foreign biologists and palaeontologists visit the museum regularly to study its fossils, which makes the Barony a living museum, in constant evolution and renewal. Its numerous posters and graphic representations, where all the geological eras are represented, and which offer supplementary information about its fossils, and about its famous site “La Rinconada”.
This is located in Ribesalbes and is one of the best sites of the lower lacustrine Miocene in the world. There, new species of fossil insects have been discovered, which are deposited as holotypes in the Natural Sciences Museum of Madrid. Interiors Barony Museum.
The fossils of this site are between 21.5 and 23 million years old, and correspond to a Ramblian age. And they are very important because they allow us to study the evolution that insects and current plants have undergone, when they are compared with these fossils. This allows us to know what the climate was like and the type of habitat that allowed the development of certain species of fauna and flora.
The municipal museum houses a large collection of fossil leaves, insects and amphibians from this site, as well as an extensive collection of vertebrate and invertebrate fossils from around the world. Interiors Barony Museum.
All the geological periods are very well represented in it. The museum also has a section of reproductions of dinosaur skulls and another section of very interesting prehistory. All this under the tutelage of the curators of the Museum Mr. Juan Antonio García Vives and Mr. Manuel Saura Vilar.