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Maritime Museum Barcelona in former Royal Shipyard boatsheds

Former shipyards of Drassanes that housed up to 30 galleys. Now the maritime museum housing a varied collection from small fishing vessels to a large royal galley.

Updated: Sep 22, 2021 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 889

About Maritime Museum Barcelona

The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is located in the building of Drassanes Reials de Barcelona, the former royal arsenal of Barcelona which built ships between the thirteenth century and eighteenth century.

During the time of the shipyard it was capable of housing up to 50 sailing vessels within the vaults. The Front of the building facing the sea had a sloped ramp down into the water. What is now infront of the museum is on reclaimed land.

Visiting Maritime Museum Barcelona

The museum is broadly about the history of sailing from the early days with the history of the Spanish Navy since the Catholic Monarchs, in the 15th century, up to the present. Also contins several navigation instruments, weapons and paintings.

Although the museum does not compare to other maritime museums like the historic dockyards of portsmouth, it is worth the visit to see the vast vaulted roof, The royal galley and shooner Santa Eulalia.

Barcelona Maritime Museum MMB opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 10:00h to 20:00h (last access permitted at 19:00h).

Sundays after 15:00h: free entry.

Closed: December 25th and 26th, and January 1st and 6th. December 24th and 31st the museum closes on 15:00h.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Maritime Museum Barcelona

Most of the Barcelona Maritime museum is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs. This is a very child friendly museum.

The museum has lockers in the entrance hall for over sized bags. but a small 10L rucksack should not need to be put in the locker.

There is bicycle anchorage behind the museum in Av de les Drassanes with Carrer del portal de Santa Madrona although this is not a location I would consider it safe to leave a bicycle chained up unattended.

Don't forget headphones for the audio guide.

Day Trip Rucksack

Day Trip Rucksack

Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack

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In Ear Headphones

In Ear Headphones

With 3.5mm jack. For running and for museum visits that have an audio guide. Museums don't provide headphones since Covid.

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Emergency Poncho

Emergency Poncho

Small folded lightweight Water proof poncho for emergencies

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 10.00 17-29 years, Over 65, 5 Euros Child T-familiar FREE For under 17 yearsGroup/Family Ticket? 10+ People - See Website.Notes FREE sundays after 15h.Free Entry? Every Sunday from 15:00h, 18th May & 24th September

Getting to Maritime Museum Barcelona

Address: Av. de les Drassanes S/N, Barcelona. 08002

Nearest TMB Metro is Drasanes on the green (L3) line.

Documents for Maritime Museum Barcelona

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Street Map Port of Barcelona

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks


Metro Map Drassanes


Wikiloc Trail for Maritime Museum Barcelona

BCN04 - Historic Port of Barcelona

City walk in Barcelona in Old port area via Maritime museum, Torre Colon, Maremagnum shoping centre, Boat tours, Post office, Our lady of Mercy Basilica and Wax museum.

Distance: 3.69 Km

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Barcelona Metro

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