MHC - Catalonia History Museum

Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, 08003, Barcelona
Nearest Metro
L4 Barceloneta
MHC - Catalonia History Museum
MHC - Museu d'Història de Catalunya - Catalonia History Museum in Barcelona is a showcases of the Catalonia's history and cultural heritage. The museum labels itself as "the memory of a nation."

The Catalonia History museum is housed in an former warehouse building in the old harbour in Barceloneta called "Palau de Mar" which was built in 1900. The Palau de Mar is part of the former port warehouses and the only structure from of Barcelona's old port that is still standing. The marina is still called "Port Vell" however which means "old port." The warehouses were designed in 1881 by the engineer Maurici Garrán, the first director of the Barcelona Port Board of Works

The Museum of the History of Catalonia occupies four floors, two of which house the permanent exhibition of Catalonian history from the palaeolithic age to the Catalan elections of 1980.These exhibitions document historic events and also provide a fascinating insight into everyday life in times gone by using interactive and fun exhibits. The website also has interesting online exhibits and virtual tours.  The Palau de Mar building also houses restaurants on the ground floor where you can dine with views of the Port Vell marina.

Opening times:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 - 19.00
Wednesday: 10.00 - 20.00
Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 - 14.30
Mondays closed (except public holidays).

Free admission first Sunday of month.

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