Lonely Planet Writer

The beat goes on as a museum dedicated to legendary club Space Ibiza has now opened

It was the heartbeat of the clubbing scene for 27 years in Ibiza until it closed last year, but now clubbers can relive those glory days as a museum and shop have opened in San Antonio in honour of the nightclub, Space Ibiza.

Carl Cox plays at Space Ibiza, Spain. Image: Victor Spinelli/Getty Images
Carl Cox plays at Space Ibiza, Spain. Image: Victor Spinelli/Getty Images

Called Space Warehouse, the museum contains memorabilia from the legendary venue, including its furnishings, music equipment and old photos. These are displayed alongside official merchandise like branded T-shirts, caps and accessories.

There is now a museum dedicated to Space Ibiza . Image: Space Warehouse
There is now a museum dedicated to Space Ibiza. Image: Space Warehouse

Space first opened in 1989 when Ibiza nightclub owner, Pepe Rosello, took over the establishment, which had been built four years earlier. Now in his 80s, he stepped down when his contract ended at the end of the 2016 season, and Space Ibiza closed its doors for good. A new club, Hi Ibiza, has now opened on the site.

There is now a museum dedicated to Space Ibiza . Image: Space Warehouse
Missing your favourite nightclub? Visit the museum for memorabilia. Image: Space Warehouse

During its time, Space was hugely popular, and it was associated in particular with DJ Carl Cox, who had a 15-year residency there. It was also home to the iconic outdoor Space terrace, which was famous for its legendary 22-hour sessions featuring the likes of Cox, Sven Väth and Nina Kraviz.

There is now a museum dedicated to Space Ibiza . Image: Space Warehouse
Relive the glory days of Space Ibiza at this new museum. Image: Space Warehouse

Carl Cox and Pepe Rosello cut the ribbon at the museum’s official launch this week. Space was the most awarded club in the world, and during his speech, Pepe said that the museum would keep its memory and spirit alive.

There is now a museum dedicated to Space Ibiza . Image: Space Warehouse
Pepe Rosello and Carl Cox at the opening of Space Warehouse. Image: Space Warehouse

Space Warehouse will open from 9am – 3pm from Monday to Friday. For further information, see here.