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<p>The Palafrugell Cork Museum is located in the old modernist factory 'Can Mario'. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>

The Palafrugell Cork Museum is located in the old modernist factory 'Can Mario'. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.

The Cork Museum is an institution devoted to the interpretation and dissemination of the heritage and lands associated with Catalonia’s cork industry.

The first object in the museum is the building itself, an Art Nouveau factory designed by General Guitart and built between 1900 and 1907. Today it is the home to several different exhibition spaces arranged around a small cork grove.

The museum offers a glimpse of the cork oak forests, of cork itself, of its handcrafted and industrial transformation into a variety of objects, and also an audiovisual showing the spectacular history of what used to be the largest cork factory in Spain and one of the most important in the world.

The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, activities and workshops for children and families, as well as film screenings, lectures, seminars, etc. It also has a shop with cork products.

SPACES

<p>Cork oak forest. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>
Central courtyard. The cork grove
Central courtyard. The cork grove
<p>Space where visitors can participate in the Cork in Progress exhibition. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>
Permanent exhibition 1. Peeling the cork and participative area
Permanent exhibition 1. Peeling the cork and participative area
<p>Permanent exhibition area. The traditional cork stopper making process. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>
Permanent exhibition 2. Making stoppers: The gradual mechanisation of an artisan...
Permanent exhibition 2. Making stoppers: The gradual mechanisation of an artisan process
<p>Temporary exhibition room. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>
Ground floor. The manufacturing area, with temporary exhibitions
Ground floor. The manufacturing area, with temporary exhibitions
<p>The Miquel Vincke &amp; Meyer Auditorium during an event. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>
Ground floor. Miquel Vincke & Meyer Auditorium
Ground floor. Miquel Vincke & Meyer Auditorium

OBJECTS

<p>Aspecte de la sala de temporals quan s'hi&nbsp;f&agrave;bricava</p>
Fabricació de paper de suro
Fabricació de paper de suro
<p>Artisan workspace in the permanent exhibition. On the left, a glass cabinet with knives used to strip, slice and make stoppers.</p>
Knives used to strip, slice an...
Knives used to strip, slice and make stoppers
<p>Table with moulds used to manufacture pith helmets. ILECO Collection</p>
Pith helmet made with cork
Pith helmet made with cork
<p>Cork stopper machine. From the collection of the Children of Benito Planellas. Sant Feliu de Gu&iacute;xols. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>
Cork stopper machine
Cork stopper machine
<p>Temporary exhibition room. Wooden bathtub owned by the Brotherhood of Sant Sebasti&agrave; in Selva de Mar. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>
Wooden bathtub
Wooden bathtub
<p>Temporary exhibition room. Cutting machine. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>
Cutting machine
Cutting machine

EXTENSIONS

<p>The 15th century watchtower and the Iberian ruins of Sant Sebasti&agrave; de la Guarda (6th - 1st century BC) in Llafranc. Palafrugell Cork Museum Image Bank.</p>
Sant Sebastià de la Guarda Com...
Sant Sebastià de la Guarda Complex

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