Isaac Peral now has a room dedicated to his legacy in the Cartagena Naval Museum. This Thursday, 20th January, the Isaac Peral legacy room was inaugurated, a permanent space with various pieces and objects that belonged to the engineer and military man from Cartagena, inventor of the torpedo submarine.
The ceremony, which was attended by the Deputy Mayoress of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón, accompanied by the Councillor for Culture, Carlos Piñana, was presided over by the Director of the Institute of Naval History and Culture and of the museum hall itself, Vice Admiral Marcial Gamboa Pérez-Pardo.
The new space is located inside the museum’s ‘Isaac Peral’ room, and visitors can now discover a variety of exhibits, including his original office, documents and personal objects related to his invention and his life as an officer in the Navy. There is also a model of the submarine, which shows the layout of its interior, as well as the flag that Peral’s invention flew during its sea trials.
It is a collection that brings together some of the personal objects “that Isaac Peral used during his time as a sailor and inventor”, emphasised the director of the Naval Museum, “including his sabre and his decorations, as well as various oil paintings”, added the vice-admiral.
The Deputy Mayoress praised the new area dedicated to the Cartagena-born inventor and sailor. “Without a doubt, this new space completes the legacy that we can enjoy in the Isaac Peral room and represents a new and more than just tribute to our most universal inventor”, Castejón emphasised.
“Very soon we will also have a new museum space that will allow us to deepen our knowledge of this essential character in the history of Cartagena and Spain, with the opening of the House Museum of Isaac Peral. The City Council of Cartagena continues to work so that the works are completed as soon as possible and, in this way, bring the figure of Peral closer to the citizens”, concluded the Deputy Mayoress.
Thus, with the launch of this new room, “the history of the figure of Isaac Peral as a sailor and inventor linked to the city of Cartagena is fully covered through the Naval Museum, the house where he was born and the pantheon located in the Cemetery of Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios,” said the deputy mayor and director of the museum.
The new ‘Isaac Peral Legacy Hall’ can be visited by the public from this Friday, 21st January, from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 to 14:00 hours, and on Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00 hours.