The Girona City History Museum is in the middle of the Old Town, in a unique building which used to be the convent of the Capuchin friars of Saint Anthony in 18th century, and which still conserves some surprising remnants of the time, such as the cemetery, cloister and cistern. The Museum features displays showing how Girona was founded, from the Roman period through to the transition to democracy, all in chronological order. Several subject areas are covered, including an exhibitiondedicated to popular imagery in the city and a room dedicated to the 'Sardana' and the 'Cobla'. The Museum exhibition spaces are located in the main building and in other areas dedicated to the Civil War, part of the Democratic Memory Spaces Network of Catalonia.These include the air-raid shelter in the 'Jardi de la Infància', the provincial prison and the common grave in the old cemetery.
The Museum offers a varied programme of activities, and temporary exhibitions are held in different areas within the museum: in the exhibition hall, the coal room, the cistern and the cellar.
General admission: €4,00
Concessions: €2,00; students, members of the Readers' Circle, Carnet Jove holders, people with Tourist Bus tickets, members of the Girona Nursing Association, Qltura Jove card holders, M5 Gironamuseus ticket holders, culture card holders, members of the public libraries in Girona and Salt; all with the corresponding accreditation.
2 for 1: hostel owners with the corresponding accreditation.
Free entry: children under 16 years old, retirees, pensioners, ICOM members, students studying at the Girona Language School, GEiEG members, teachers, people accompanying groups, members of the press; all with the corresponding accreditation. Disabled visitors with certification of their disability and a companion can enjoy free admission to the museum and temporary exhibitions.
On the first Sunday of every month there is free entry for all
Free entry for all to all the temporary exhibitions
From October to April: from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm; Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
From May to September: from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm; Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
Closed: non-Bank Holiday Mondays; 1 and 6 January; 25 and 26 December