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History Museum of Catalonia highlights

  • Witness the collection of historic paintings, antiquities, and objects depicting the fascinating stories of Catalan evolution from the Stone period

  • Grab an opportunity to see educational films and gain insight into the journey of cavemen and Franco's dictatorship

  • Enjoy the magnificent view of Montjuic, the marina, and the city's beautiful skylines from the rooftop bar while enjoying some refreshing drinks

  • Visit the renowned History Museum of Catalonia situated in Barcelona City and gain insight into the development of the Catalan region

  • Marvel at various exhibits in the museum and know how the advancement took place from the 8th century to the present day


Museu d'Història de Catalunya
Pl. de Pau Vila, 3, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

History Museum of Catalonia cancellation_policy

  • If cancellation are made 1 days before the date of travel then 0.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, union issues, government restrictions, or any other circumstances beyond human control, certain trips or activities may be cancelled. In such cases, alternate feasible options will be provided. However, a cash refund will not be available.
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History Museum of Catalonia overview

Activity Location: Plaça de Pau Vila, 308039 Barcelona

Operational Hours:

  • 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM (Saturday, Tuesday, & Saturday)
  • 10:00 AM- 2:30 PM (Sunday)
  • 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM (Wednesday)

Activity Duration: 3- 4 Hours (Approx)

About the History Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona:

Step into the captivating world of Catalonia's rich heritage at the History Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona. Explore the attraction and gain insights on ancient civilizations, medieval wonders, and the region's vibrant culture. Stroll around the historic site and learn about the Catalan civilization of ancient Catalonia. Enjoy the interactive exhibits, stunning artifacts, and immersive multimedia presentations that bring past to life. Book your History Museum of Catalonia tickets and watch the educational film showing the evolution from stone age to modern era in Barcelona.

About the Activity:

  • Learn about captivating history of Catalonia at the renowned History Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona.
  • Get insight into the evolution of the region as you marvel at the ancient objects, paintings, displays, and antiques preserved in the museum.
  • Engage with interactive displays, multimedia presentations, and immersive installations that make history come alive.
  • Watch some educational films and learn about the cavemen and Franco's dictatorship in Barcelona.
  • Know about the unique Catalan identity, language, and cultural traditions that have shaped the region's character through many displays.
  • Admire the picturesque view of the cityscape from the rooftop bar and treat yourself to some refreshments at your own expense.
  • Book your History Museum of Catalonia tickets and understand Catalonia's profound impact on art, literature, and science, shaping European culture.

How to Reach?

  • By Car: The activity location is 2.5 km from the city center, it will take 10 minutes via the Laietana route.
  • By Bus: Take a bus to Via La Barceloneta station which is 200 meters away from the museum. You can reach the activity location from the bus station with a 2 -minute walk.

History Museum of Catalonia faqs

What is the Museum of the History of Catalonia?

The Museum of the History of Catalonia (MHC) opened its doors to the public in 1996 with the purpose of spreading awareness and information about the Catalonia history and culture both internationally as well as nationally. The place has permanent exhibitions which will narrate an interactive story of the history of Catalonia from its beginning till the present day. Along with history, the museum also presents to its visitors several educational and cultural activities as well as workshops and conservation projects which they can participate in. There are also temporary exhibitions which visitors can see. 

What are the opening hours of the museum?


The Museum of the History of Catalonia is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm; on Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm and on Sunday and holidays, from 10 am to 2.30 pm. The museum is closed on non-holiday Mondays, January 1, May 1, June 5 and December 25. You will be able to purchase tickets at the box office till 30 minutes before closing time. The Museum library is open from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 3 pm and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Can I purchase tickets online in advance?

Yes, you can purchase the History Museum of Catalonia Tickets in advance online. This will not only be helpful in skipping the line at the box office at the venue, it will also be helpful in planning your visit better. Moreover, while purchasing tickets online in advance, you can also avail of exciting deals and fabulous discounts. 

Is there parking available near the museum?

There are several paid municipal parking lots for cars and coaches next to the museum. The parking lot has special spaces for disabled people. You can park your car either at Passeig Joan de Borbó (60 m away), Moll d'Espanya(2 km away) or Moll de la Fusta (750 m away)

Can I take photographs or videos inside the museum?

Yes, you can take photos and videos inside the museum. However, the temporary exhibitions cannot be photographed. Moreover, you will not be allowed to use a camera with flash, a tripod or a selfie stick while taking photographs. Those interested in taking professional video recordings must apply for a specific permit from the museum management.

How long does it typically take to explore the museum?

The museum opens every day at 10 am and closes at different times on different days, and you can explore the place for as long as you wish as per your own pace and rhythm. However, you can complete your exploration of the place in 2 to 4 hours typically.

Is there an audio guide or guided tours available?

No. There is no audio guide in the museum. However, your History Museum of Catalonia tickets will include a complete and interactive mobile app which will assist you during the visit. Those interested in guided tours can visit the museum on the first Sunday of the month, when there are two guided visits free of cost. The first one is at 12 noon in Catalan and the second one is at 12:15 pm in Spanish.

Are there any restrictions on bringing bags or backpacks into the museum?

Yes, you will not be allowed to bring any bag, umbrellas, backpacks, or any other objects that are larger than 35 x 35 x 25 cm inside the museum with the view of conserving the various art exhibits and also keeping in mind the comfort of the other visitors. Also, the museum currently has no cloakroom to leave them, so you will need to make your own arrangement. Those visiting the museum library can leave their bags, briefcases, rucksacks or books in the lockers located at the entrance of the library and can enter the place with a personal PC or laptop.

What are the popular historical attractions in Barcelona to visit?

Some of the popular historical attractions in Barcelona includes:

  • The unfinished La Sagrada Familia 
  • UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, La Casa Batllo
  • Casa Mila, popularly known as La Pedrera
  • The colourful Park Guell
  • The 14th century Cathedral of Barcelona or Cathedral of Holy Cross and Eulalia, the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. 
  • UNESCO World Heritage site, Palau Güell
  • The Arc de Triomf, access gate to the universal exhibition, 1888
  • 150-year-old Port of Barcelona
  • La Rambla, a three-lane pedestrian street
  • 15th-century old Church, Santa Maria del Pi

Are there any science museums in Barcelona?

Yes, there are several science museums in Barcelona such as:

  • CosmoCaixa, a world of cosmos from big bang till present day
  • Human Bodies Exhibition, to learn about human body
  • Museum of Natural History Barcelona (Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona) with 3 centres - Ciutadella Park for scientific area, Montjuic for Botanical Garden, the Forum Park with laboratories, media library, etc. 
  • Smart Barcelona, for inducting children to biology, physics, chemistry and other sciences
  • Geologic Museum of the Barcelona Seminary (Museo Geológico del Seminario de Barcelona) - study of palaeontology

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