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Sabadell History Museum

Sabadell

<p>Sabadell History Museum, a house built in 1859</p>

Sabadell History Museum, a house built in 1859

What is the history of the Vallès plain from the earliest settlers to today’s Sabadell? What can the items on display at the Museum tell us? How has one period led to another? The answers to these and other questions may be provided by the permanent exhibition.

We shall begin by seeing how the first farmers lived, then enter a reproduction of a prehistoric hut. We shall meet the Iberians and the Romans who settled this territory, and later witness the founding of the city of Sabadell. Finally we will see how the city specialised in textile manufacturing and how it prepared to become a major industrial centre.

The museum is located in a house built in 1859. In 1931 it became the City Museum, and in 1970, the History Museum of Sabadell (MHS).

The museum also has thirteen extensions of different periods that complete the historical account  and experience of the city.

SPACES

<p>View of the room devoted to &lsquo;The earliest farming settlements and their expansion&rsquo; and, in the foreground, the replica of a prehistoric cabin.</p>
The first settlements and expansion over the land
The first settlements and expansion over the land
<p>General view of the room devoted to &rsquo;Manufacturers and Craftsmen. Sabadell from the 16th to the 18th centuries&rsquo;</p>
Manufacturers and craftsmen Sabadell from the 16th to the 18th centuries
Manufacturers and craftsmen Sabadell from the 16th to the 18th centuries
<p>General view of the room devoted to &rsquo;Textile machinery from the 19th and 20th centuries&rsquo;</p>
Textile machinery from the 19th and 20th centuries
Textile machinery from the 19th and 20th centuries
<p>View of the room devoted to &lsquo;Sabadello, the birth of a town (11th to 15th centuries)&rsquo;</p>
Sabadello, the birth of a town (11th to 15th centuries)
Sabadello, the birth of a town (11th to 15th centuries)
<p>General view of the room devoted to &rsquo;A view towards the Mediterranean: the Iberians and the Romans&rsquo;</p>
A view towards the Mediterranean: the Iberians and the Romans
A view towards the Mediterranean: the Iberians and the Romans

OBJECTS

<p>Load-bearing pottery found in the Gothic nave vault in the Church of Sant F&egrave;lix.</p>
Load-bearing pottery
Load-bearing pottery
<p>Variscite necklace which was part of a Neolithic funeral trove</p>
Variscite necklace
Variscite necklace
<p>Mosaic found in the Roman villa of La Salut and dating from the 2nd or 3rd century.</p>
Mosaic of Neptune
Mosaic of Neptune
<p>Obsidian core from the Neolithic period used to obtain cutting tools.</p>
Obsidian core
Obsidian core
<p>Manual loom from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.</p>
Manual loom
Manual loom
<p>Set consisting of a cineration urn and grave goods from an early iron-age burial.</p>
Cinerary urn and offerings
Cinerary urn and offerings

EXTENSIONS

<p>View of the Sant Oleguer ice well, with the entrance opened in the 1990s.</p>
The Sant Oleguer ice well
The Sant Oleguer ice well
<p>Casa Duran del Pedregar</p>
Casa Duran
Casa Duran
<p>The bell tower of Sant F&egrave;lix, an excellent vanatage point over the city.</p>
The bell tower of Sant Fèlix
The bell tower of Sant Fèlix
<p>Font Nova washing place The roof in the form of an &nbsp;<em>impluvium</em>.</p>
Font Nova washing place
Font Nova washing place
<p>The Torre de l&rsquo;Aigua, one of the identity signs of the city of Sabadell</p>
Torre de l’Aigua
Torre de l’Aigua
<p>The Church of Sant Vicen&ccedil; de Jonqueres</p>
The Church of Sant Vicenç de J...
The Church of Sant Vicenç de Jonqueres
<p>View of the Romanesque Chapel of Sant Nicolau</p>
Chapel of Sant Nicolau
Chapel of Sant Nicolau
<p>Romanesque Church of Sant Pau de Riu-sec Adjoining it, the rectory from 1798.</p>
Church of Sant Pau de Riu-sec
Church of Sant Pau de Riu-sec
<p>Some of the caves of Sant Oleguer, which were inhabited during the 1940s and 1950s.</p>
Caves of Sant Oleguer
Caves of Sant Oleguer
<p>Water-driven wheel of the Sant Oleguer mill.</p>
The Sant Oleguer Mill
The Sant Oleguer Mill
<p>Gorina factory chimney</p>
The Chimneys
The Chimneys

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http://museus.sabadell.cat/
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mhs@ajsabadell.cat

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