Since its construction in the 17th century, the building of the Josep M. Codina i Bagué Museum and Municipal Archive of Calella has served several different purposes until it was converted into a major cultural facility for the town.
The collections it contains trace the history of the town through archaeological materials, household ceramic items, textile machinery, the tools of traditional crafts, clothes and blonde lace, among other pieces. Visitors follow an itinerary that begins with the Roman remains and ends with an explanationof the importance of the textile industry for the city. Many of the town’s families have donated textiles, from embroidery and bobbin lace to historical jackets.
One of the museum’s highlights is the Catalan modernista Barri pharmacy, which has conserved its apothecary’s pots, precision balances, mortars and densimeters. At the back of the shop, furthermore, there are ceramic pots, flasks and glass tubes.
General admission fee: €2.00
Reduced admission fee: €1.00, for groups (minimum 15 people), pensioners, under 25s, holders of the carnet jove or student card
Combined entrance Museum/Lighthouse/Shelter: €3.50
Free entrance: Associació d’Amics del Museu de Calella, Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya, large families, teachers, unemployed people without benefits, under 16s, residents of Calella, first Sunday of the month.
Fees for guided group visits: €110/group
Fees for guided school group visits: €105/group
Easter to September, Tuesday to Saturday, 18:00 to 21:00 and Sundays and holidays, 11:00 to 14:00
October to Easter, Tuesday to Saturday, 17:00 to 20:00 and Sundays and holidays, 11:00 to 14:00
By car: Road N-II or motorway C-32
By train: Renfe regional services, line R11, Barcelona-Girona-Figueres