The Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona is the oldest of its kind in Catalonia. The collection took shape in the first half of the 19th century, and has always been at the centre of the recovery and conservation of Tarragona’s archaeological heritage and that of the city’s hinterland.
Thanks to the historical and monumental importance of the Roman city of Tarraco, as the capital of Hispania Citerior, and the other archaeological sites in the region, the Museum possesses a wealth of archaeological material that evokes the Romanisation process of the Iberian peninsula.
While some of the pieces in the Museum formed part of collections from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, most of the material has been discovered in the last 150 years as a consequence of the construction of the modern port and, in recent years, of the extraordinary growth of the city itself.
General admission fee: €4.50*
Reduced rate: €3.50
Special reduced rate: €2.00
Rate for non-tourist groups of 15 or more: €4.00
Free admission: children under 8, the unemployed, members of ICOM and AMC, last Tuesday of each month (October to June)
* Admission fee includes visit to the Archaeological Museum and the Palaeo-Christian Museum and Necropolis
January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December: working days from 9:30 to 18:00; holidays from 10:00 to 14:00
June, July, August and September: working days from 9:30 to 20:30; holidays from 10:00 to 14:00
Closed onJanuary 1 1, May 1 1 and December December 25 and 26
Local festivities: August 19 and September 23