The Cork Museum is an institution devoted to the interpretation and dissemination of the heritage and lands associated with Catalonia’s cork industry.
The first object in the museum is the building itself, an Art Nouveau factory designed by General Guitart and built between 1900 and 1907. Today it is the home to several different exhibition spaces arranged around a small cork grove.
The museum offers a glimpse of the cork oak forests, of cork itself, of its handcrafted and industrial transformation into a variety of objects, and also an audiovisual showing the spectacular history of what used to be the largest cork factory in Spain and one of the most important in the world.
The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, activities and workshops for children and families, as well as film screenings, lectures, seminars, etc. It also has a shop with cork products.
General admission: €3,00
(Consult free entry and concessions)
From the 1st of July to the 31st of August, Monday to Saturday from
10 am to 2 pm and from 5 to 8:30 pm; Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm
From the 1st of September to the 30th of June, Tuesday to Friday
from 10 am to 1 pm and from 4 to 7 pm; Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm
and from 5 to 8 pm; Sundays and public holidays (except Monday
holidays), 5th of January, 24th and 31st of December from 10 am to 2 pm
1st May, according to the general schedule of the local holiday
Days closed: Mondays, 25th and 26th of December and 1st and 6th of January
By car from the north:
Take the AP-7 motorway towards Barcelona. Take the exit at junction 6 "Girona Sud", in the direction of Palamós. Continue on the C-66 towards Palamós until you arrive at Palafrugell.
From the south:
Take the AP-7 motorway towards France. Take the exit at junction 9 for Maçanet, Santa Coloma, Lloret, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, in the direction of Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
Take the C-35 motorway, towards Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Take the C-31 motorway towards Palamós until you arrive at Palafrugell.