The archaeological museum in Deià was founded in 1962, by the charismatic archaeologist and painter, William Henre Waldren (1924-2003).

Waldren fell in love with Mallorca, on a vacation in 1953 when he was studying arts in Paris, France. He came here as often as possible, and slowly, he went from being mainly dedicated to painting to being full-time amateur archaeologist.

In the start 60’s, Waldren made some break-through finds in the caves of Son Matge, Son Ferrandell and Son Muleta, where he discovered the remains of the Balearic dwarf goat, ‘Myotragus Balearicus’ (photo). This suddenly gave him a name in the world of archaeologists world wide.

He designed and built the house of the museum himself. As a member of the ‘EarthWatch’, Waldren found many volunteers to help him maintain and run the museum.

Waldren’s many discoveries and journeys, are exhibited here at the museum in Deià along with some of his paintings and other works.

How to find the archaeological museum in Deià


Deià, or Deya, is undoubtedly one of the most romantic areas in Mallorca, which is also evidenced in the many wedding ceremonies held every year. The natural beauty of Deià has been the main attraction force of the many artists who has been here for inspiration, which has given the village its alias as “village of artists”. Every step you take opens new amazing views, colors so deep that they can’t be imitated; simply a fairyland. Deià is home to a nice handful of attractions, such as the Son Marroig estate with its iconic marble pavilion, the house of Robert Graves, the archaeological museum and the church of Joan Baptista crowning the village from its hilltop position. You have every reason in the world to visit Deià.

Deià holiday and guide

More local areas to discover in the Tramuntana region

More points of interest and attractions near Deià

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Son Marroig is an attraction in Deia+

Son Marroig

House museum of Robert Graves in Deià+

Robert Graves House Museum

visit the famous real cartuja monastery in Valldemossa+

Real Cartuja

More exhibitions and museums to visit

Museum of Mallorcan folklore artist Para Ginard+

Museum of Para Ginard

Museu Arqueològic de Son Fornés

House museum of painter Dionis Bennassar in Pollenca+

Museum of Dionís Bennàssar

La Granja museum and attraction in Esporles Mallorca+

La Granja d’Esporles

Private beekeeping museum in llubí Mallorca+

Beekeeping Museum

Art museum of Sa Bassa Blanca in Alcanada+

Sa Bassa Blanca

Ethnological museum of Mallorca in Muro+

Ethnological Museum of Mallorca

Visit the art exhibition in Porreres at the Museu Fons i Artistic+

Museu i Fons Artistic

Torre dels Enagistes in Manacor also home to the local historical museum+

Torre dels Enagistes

museum of footwear and industry in Inca Mallorca+

Museum of Footwear and Industry

Museum of Marti Vicenc+

Museum of Martí Vicenç

Finca els Calderers is an ethnological museum and attraction in Sant Joan Mallorca+

Els Calderers

Santuari de Lluc is a famous monasteri and attraction in Mallorca+

Santuari de Lluc

House Museum of famous priest Junipero Serra in Petra+

House Museum of Junipero Serra

Kristian Krekovic museum+

Kristian Krekovic Museum

Military museum of San Carlos in Palma+

Military Museum of Sant Carles

Casal Solleric is a main attraction in Palma+

Casal Solleric

Almudaina Palace is an attraction in Palma+

Almudaina Palace

Visit Palma's mill museum+

Mill Museum

Visit Jardines de Alfabia between Bunyola and Soller+

Jardins d’Alfabia

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