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<p>Entrance of the Museum, where a large fossil specimen is displayed (<em>Colobodus giganteus)</em>; in the background, the museum shop.</p>

Entrance of the Museum, where a large fossil specimen is displayed (Colobodus giganteus); in the background, the museum shop.

The Alcover Museum is located in the historic building of Ca Batistó (17th century). Completely refurbished and modernized both as a museum and as institution, the facility contains two interesting exhibitions, one on marine fossils, and the other, on the bourgeois lifestyle.

The exhibition The Mountains of Prades, 240 million years ago. The Fossils of Alcover-Mont-ral display our valuable palaeontological legacy, a one-of-a-kind collection of fossil specimens, unique in the world with regard to marine fauna from the Triassic period. Family visits and school workshops make up the main tenets of our educational program.

Today the Ca Batistó manor house, former home of the museum, is now completely renovated and restored. On the first floor there is a suggestive and interactive exhibition on display under the title of Bourgeois Modernity and Literary Modernisme, a tour of the private lives of a bourgeois family from the late 19th century to the early 20th century and a window onto the cultural and artistic lifestyle of that time.

SPACES

<p>Presentation of the exhibition in the Grand Hall of Ca Batist&oacute;.</p>
Ca Batistó. Bourgeois Modernity and Literary Modernisme
Ca Batistó. Bourgeois Modernity and Literary Modernisme
<p>The palaeontology room where the collection of fossils from the Mont-ral-Alcover site are displayed.</p>
The Mountains of Prades, 240 million years ago
The Mountains of Prades, 240 million years ago

OBJECTS

<p>The disappearance of the corset symbolised a change in the social role of women entering the 20th century.</p>
Corset box. Late 19th century
Corset box. Late 19th century
<p>A digitized photographic collection of Julia Huguet&rsquo;s family, the late 19th century - the early 20th century.</p>
Digital frame
Digital frame
<p>A very well conserved Ericsson wall telephone, from the late 19th century.</p>
Telephone
Telephone
<p>Glass chamber pot for the sick, one of very few examples, from the late 19th century.</p>
Chamber pot for the sick
Chamber pot for the sick
<p>Old printing press owned by the Alcover writer and editor Cosme Vidal, the end of the 19th century.</p>
Printing press
Printing press
<p>Sea cucumber fossil, belonging to the echinoderm group (starfish, sea lilies, etc.), a replica of the original. MGSB (Geological Museum of the Seminary of Barcelona).</p>
Sea cucumber (Oneirophantites...
Sea cucumber (Oneirophantites tarraconensis)
<p><em>Alcoveria brevis</em>, a holotype used to designate a new species discovered at our site.</p>
Alcoveria brevis, holotype
Alcoveria brevis, holotype
<p>Belonging to the arthropod group, it is one of the few fossil groups with currently existing members (living fossils).</p>
Horseshoe crab
Horseshoe crab
<p>This specimen features a remarkably complete fossil record of the whole living creature (mould and cast).</p>
Colobodus giganteus
Colobodus giganteus
<p>A specimen belonging to the arthropod group, third in importance of those represented on our site, a replica of the original. MGSB (Geological Museum of the Seminary of Barcelona).</p>
Insect
Insect
<p>Specimen belonging to the Coelenterata group, the only representative of its order found in the country, a replica of the original. MGSB.</p>
Jellyfish (Eulithota sp.)
Jellyfish (Eulithota sp.)
<p>The reptiles originated during the late Carboniferous period; some became extinct and others continued to evolve until today. Replica. MGSB.</p>
Reptile (Lariosaurus balsami)
Reptile (Lariosaurus balsami)
<p>Humerus of a rhino, found at the site of the crack, inside the Lucas quarry, in Alcover-Mont-ral.</p>
Humerus of a rhinoceros
Humerus of a rhinoceros

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museualcover@alcover.cat

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