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History Of Catalunya Museum in Palau de Mar dock warehouse

Former dock Warehouses (Palau de Mar). Industrial building housing museum documenting stone age to present day with multimedia exhibitions.

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About History Of Catalunya Museum in Palau de Mar dock warehouse

The Museum of History of Catalonia opened in 1996 with the aim to display the history of Catalunya with redevelopment work on the facade commencing 1991 prior to the Olympic games. The museum is located in the old General Warehouses of Commerce (MGC) Although the building is known as the Palau de Mar which is the only conserved building of the old industrial port of Barcelona.

The MGC was designed in 1881 by the engineer Maurici Garrin, who was inspired by the English port buildings of the time. You can see the familiarity between the docks of London or Liverpool and the Palau de Mar in Barcelona. The construction works began in 1885, on the old fishermen's beach, and was opened on July 1, 1902. The press of the time applauded the modernity of the facilities that incorporated elevators and conveyor belts. In the surroundings of the building, railways were built to facilitate the movement of merchandise within the port.

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Visiting History Of Catalunya Museum in Palau de Mar dock warehouse

The old dock warehouses now house offices, bars, restaurants and the Museum of History of Catalunya.


History of Catalunya Museum (MHCAT) opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00h to 19:00h.

Wednesday: 10:00h to 20:00h.

Sunday and public holiday: 10:00h to 14:30h.

Entry permitted until 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed: Non holiday Mondays, 1st and 6th January, 1st May, 25th and 26th December.

Free days: 12 February (Santa Eulalia); 23 April (Sant Jordi); May 15th, 16th and 18th; September 11th (dia nacional de Catalunya); 24th September (virgin de la merce); 24th December; First Sunday of each month.

Note: The History of Catalunya Museum (MHCAT) should not be confused with the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA) in the Gothic centre.

The History of Catalunya Museum (MHCAT) focuses on the history of Catalunya, its culture and notable events whereas the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA) is about the city of Barcelona with strong emphasis on the roman and medieval periods.


Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for History Of Catalunya Museum

The museum is accessible from the street with no steps. Lifts provide full access to all the rooms for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The museum rooms are wide and spacious. This is a very child friendly museum.

Bicycle anchorage points are in plaza pau de la vila

Remember that you cannot walk around Barcelona in beachwear, except when on the beach.

Before you go into the galleries, your bags and rucksacks must be placed in the left luggage area. I was allowed inside with my small 10L museum rucksack but it depends on how full the museum is.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 6.00 Students, Over 65 Years, 4.00 Euros Child T-familiar FREE For under 16Group/Family Ticket? 10+ People - See Website.Notes Consult website for opening hours.Free Entry? Free 1st sunday of month 10h-15h.

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Getting to History Of Catalunya Museum in Palau de Mar dock warehouse

Address: Plaza de Pau Vila 3, Barcelona. 08003

Nearest TMB Metro is Barceloneta on the yellow (L4) line.

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