It told me that we could visit The mine-hunter Sella, the mine counter measures ship Diana, the search and rescue boat Neptune, the submarine Galerna and the Antarctic Research vessel Las Palmas. Opening times were from 10 till 1 and from 5 till 8 on both Saturday and Sunday.
We turned up at around 10.30 and there was the submarine and the other boats but we were told that nothing opened till 4. When we got home I checked. Both local papers had the same visiting times as me but the Murcia Tourist Office knew better. Military precision.
We went back after 4. The boats were there as promised but no submarine. I heard a woman ask a sailor where it was. Apparently it had a "little hole" and diesel was spilling into the bay. "It's a bit old," said the sailor "we're getting new ones soon."
We toured around the Diana. Our tour guide told us interesting things. "This chair is where the commander sits, over there is where the deputy commander sits and this is the radar and that's the helm - nothing much else to say." The boat looked very old. Commissioned in 1979 I suppose it is.
The crew on the research vessel, Las Palmas, were much more informative "This is the chair where the commander sits, over there is where the deputy commander sits, we have two radars but we only use both when we're in the Antarctic as there are more things to crash into. When we're in the Atlantic we only use one. Oh, and we have three radios and here's a chart that shows our bases in Antarctica - nothing much else to say."
I can here a band playing outside as I type. It's about 8.15. I notice that the information from both the Tourist Office and the Ministry of Defence says that the concert starts at 9.30.