The creation of the (Historical) Military Museum of Menorca

The Military Museum of Menorca was born at the Military Easter of 1981, on the occasion of the Bicentennial of its reconquest by Spain, in 1782, after having remained this island under British sovereignty for more than sixty years and French for seven.

The accelerated evolution of weapons produced a change in defensive criteria. Such an evolution inexorably led to the dissolution of the vast majority of the garrison units that were then in Menorca. What happened in the late twentieth century. At that time, and in the face of such ideas, a group of officers assigned to Menorca had the right futuristic vision to consider that the military presence referred to their garrisons could disappear, and even their memory. That is why they thought it would be convenient to create a Military Museum where all the memories of the militia would be kept, which since ancient times have been a very important part of the history of an island, whose defense has played such an important role in the past.

In principle, this Museum was not created by an official disposition, but rather by the impulse of some members of Menorcan society (civilian and military) who felt the need to preserve the treasures of the history of Menorca in a small museum that was the antecedent and embryo of the current Military Museum of Menorca located in Es Castell.

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