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The museum inauguration

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Engraving of the museum inauguration. La Ilustración Española y Americana, 25 July 1871. BNE

The museum was inaugurated by King Amadeus I on 9 July 1871. It continued to occupy the Casino de la Reina until 1893, when it moved to its present home, the Palace of the National Library and Museums.