The current Museum of Huelva is formed by a new building, with a useful surface area of 3,000 m² divided into three floors and a lower-ground floor. Its contents were structured in two sections: Archaeology and Fine Arts.
The Archaeological Section was set up on a surface area of approximately 950 m², supported by the rich historic past of the province, among the collections, the elements from the dolmen complex of La Zarcita and El Pozuelo, the rich funerary pieces under Eastern influence in the necropolis of La Joya, the materials of Phoenician and Greek origin, documented in the urban excavations of the city, and the ceramic and metallic objects which verify the high level of development achieved by the Tartessus culture through the mining-metallurgic practices of the mines from Huelva, with important sites such as Tejada la Vieja (Escacena del Campo) or Niebla.
The collection of mining materials from Riotinto during the Roman period is of particular interest, with unique pieces such as the hydraulic wheel exhibited in the entrance hall of the museum.
Covering a surface area of approximately 650 m², the Fine Arts section is divided into four exhibition halls. Daniel Vázquez Diaz is one of the most important painters of Huelva. We should make mention to the group of charcoal portraits of intellectuals of the time or the work"Muerte de un torero" (Death of a bullfighter), in which, in addition to showing all his talent in plastic arts, the painter paid homage to his native town depicting some of his fellow countrymen in the canvas.
It's also noteworthy the work gathered in the history of plastic arts from Huelva, from the students of the old School of Fine Arts at the beginning of the 20th century to present. Noteworthy works include those by José Caballero, recently acquired by the Junta de Andalucía, or donations by local artists such as Mateo Orduña Castellanos, Granado Valdés, Castro Crespo, José María Franco or Juan Manuel Vidal among others.