The Banyoles Regional Archaeology Museum (MACB) has been open since 1933, when Banyoles town council founded it following the discovery of the Vilauba Roman Villa in 1932.
The MACB has a collection of important palaeontological discoveries (Late Tertiary-Quaternary period, 5-1 million years ago), as well as artefacts from human settlements in Pla de l'Estany from the Lower/Middle Paleolithic period (250,000 BC) to the 20th century. The Museum also houses the prehistoric collections of Pere Alsius Torrent (late 19th century) and Josep M. Corominas Planellas (1933-1973), and since 1975 the MACB has collected objects from more recent excavations in the region: the palaeontological site at Incarcal (Crespià), the Palaeolithic caves at Serinyà, the Neolithic settlement at La Draga (Banyoles), the Vilauba Roman villa (Camós) and the Roman ovens at Ermedàs (Cornellà de Terri), among many others.
General admission: €3,00; entry to both museums in Banyoles: €4,00
Concessions: €1,50; entry to both museums in Banyoles: €2.00, for over-65s, "Carnet Jove", carnet Recercat holders, students and accredited test sports participants.
Group rates: €1,00 per person, for ten or more people; includes entry to both museums in Banyoles.
Free entry: registered teachers, under 16s, members of the AMC (The Association of Museologists of Catalonia), members of the ICOM (Internacional Council of Museums), Friends of the Banyoles Museums, members of the APGC (Association of Cultural Management Professionals), members of the Societat Catalana d’Arqueologia (Catalan Archaeological Society) and school groups within the museum opening hours.
July and August: From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm; Sundays from 10.30 am to 2 pm
From September to June: From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and from 4 pm to 6.30 pm; Sundays from 10.30 am to 2 pm
Closing dates: 1 and 6 January; December 25 and 26
Check the weekends and holidays in the museum week. Annual special opening and closing dates are posted here aquí
On foot: From Plaça Major, walk 150 metres along Carrer Major until you arrive at the square with the fountain.