Starting in the 16th century, we see a chest with various implements on it and some weapons from the period.
|Chest with some writing paper and flagons|
|Weapons of the 1500s|
Of special interest is a falconet, an artillery piece used as a siege weapon. Typically they were about four feet long, so this model is a miniature.
A typical soldier is on display. His main weapon is a halberd (a combination of the German words Halm (staff) and Barte (axe)), hence he is called a Halberdier. Since it's a two-handed weapon, I'm not sure how his shield works, unless that's for more close quarter combat with a sword or dagger.
|16th century Spanish soldier|
The 17th century is also represented by weapons and a chest with period items.
|Chest, flagon, and small sword/large dagger|
The 17th century soldier is armed with an arquebus (from the Dutch haakbus meaning "hook gun;" it is a forerunner of the rifle) and sword. His bandoleer has twelve gunpowder charges, affectionately known as the "twelve apostles."
|17th century warrior|
The 18th century features more elaborate furniture and firearms.
|Desk and cupboard|
|Rifle, halberd, and trunk|
At one point, a Royal Navy Training College was in the area. The model ship (called Corbeta San Telmo) was used in practical training of officers.
|Model ship from the naval training college|
The 19th century has its weapons and soldier, an infantry officer from the Peninsular War.
|19th century rifles|
The 20th century also has its weapons and soldiers, though they all come from the early years of the 1900s since the fort was decommissioned in 1925.
|Early modern firearms|
|20th century soldier armed with rifle and bayonet|
These various historical displays line the outer walls of the museum. In the middle is a set of miniatures representing the 1805 first battalion of the Regimento Fijo de Malaga.
|Infantry with supporting artillery|
Also on display are various stamps used throughout the period and some navigation and cartography instruments. Finally, there is a model of the town with the alcazaba and the castillo above it.