The Regional Museum of Garrotxa was founded in 1893 and is currently located on the third floor of the Olot Hospice. The Museum is the people of Olot have entrusted with managing the important and varied cultural heritage of the city. The Museum's mission is to explain and publicise the artistic heritage of the social and industrial history of the Garrotxa region.
The backbone of the museum is the Olot School of Drawing, founded in 1783, and its subsequent history, which includes prominent artists and artistic trends. These include the Olot school of landscape painting, featuring artists such as Joaquim Vayreda, Marià Vayreda and Josep Berga i Boix, Modernisme with artists such as Miquel Blay, and the notable painting "La càrrega" (The charge) by Ramon Casas, and the Noucentisme movement, with artists such as Josep Clarà and Francesc Vayreda.
The permanent exhibition rooms are complemented with regularly scheduled temporary exhibitions, which cover different themes related to the region.
General admission: €3,00
Concessions: €1,50 for pensioners
Group rates: €1,50 per person, for groups of at least twenty
Free entry: students, "Carnet Jove" holders and unemployed people; free entry for all on the first Sunday of the month
The Museum of Garrotxa will be closed from January 16th to February 25th 2017 to renovate its permanent exhibition.
Museum: From Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm; Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm; Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11 am to 2 pm
Temporary exhibition rooms: From Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm; Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm
Closed: non-Bank Holiday Mondays