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Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou

El Masnou

View of the outside of the Museum.

View of the outside of the Museum.

A visit to the Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou will reveal the local history of the town and the coast of Catalonia through objects that denote the importance of navigation and overseas trade in the growth of the town.

The Historical-Archaeological Museum of the Town opened its doors in the carrer de Sant Francesc d’Assís, 26-28 in 1962. It was set up by a group of local citizens who were aware of the need to preserve local heritage, and who managed to bring together, study and exhibit a collection of pieces that are fundamental to understand the history of the town.

In 1990, the museum was converted into the Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou, as its collection of nautical material became the focus of the Museum’s material.

As these collections grew, so did the need for a new direction for the Museum, and it was moved to its new home in 2001.

AUDIOGUIDE

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SPACES

<p>The blue sea.</p>
The blue sea
The blue sea
<p>Ancient history</p>
Ancient history
Ancient history
<p>The birth of a town.</p>
The birth of a town
The birth of a town
<p>The boats of Masnou.</p>
The boats of Masnou
The boats of Masnou
<p>Navigation.</p>
Navigation
Navigation
<p>Trade.</p>
Trade
Trade
<p>Maritime heritage.</p>
Maritime heritage
Maritime heritage

OBJECTS

<p>Ceramic amphora, 1st centuries BC to AD.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Amphora
Amphora
<p>Cup, 1st century BC to 2nd century AD, glazed ceramic. Archaeological site of Cal Ros de les Cabres.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Cup
Cup
<p>Seal, 3rd century, bronze Archaeological site of Cal Ros de les Cabres.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Seal
Seal
<p>Miquel Garriga i Roca (Alella, 1804 - Barcelona, 1888), <em>Geometric plan of El Masnou</em>, 1864. Ink on paper.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Geometric plan of El Masnou
Geometric plan of El Masnou
<p>Sail sewing machine, 19th century.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Sail sewing machine
Sail sewing machine
<p>Sundial, end of the 18th century.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Sundial
Sundial
<p>Half-hull model ship.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Half-hull model ship
Half-hull model ship
<p><em>&nbsp;&rsquo;Guayaquil&rsquo; corvette</em>, Josep Pineda Guerra, 1892, paint on paper.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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'Guayaquil’ corvette
'Guayaquil’ corvette
<p>Model<em>&nbsp;the &lsquo;Villa del Masnou&rsquo;</em>, 20th century.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Model of the ‘Villa del Masno
Model of the ‘Villa del Masnou’
<p>Recreation of a ship&rsquo;s captain&rsquo;s cabin.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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The Captain’s Cabin
The Captain’s Cabin
<p>Medicine container, late 19th - early 20th centuries.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Homeopathic medicine container
Homeopathic medicine container
<p>Model of the <em>Caupolic&aacute;n,&nbsp;</em>first decade of the 21st century.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Model of the Caupolicán
Model of the Caupolicán
<p>Miquel Garriga i Roca, detail of the reproduction <em>Geometric plan of El Masnou</em>, 1864. Ink on paper.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Illustration by Miquel Garriga
Illustration by Miquel Garriga i Roca
<p><em>Nautical chart</em>, 1864. Printed on paper, with notes added in ink. Direcci&oacute;n de Hidrograf&iacute;a (Instituto Hidrogr&aacute;fico de la Marina).&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Nautical chart
Nautical chart
<p><em>Sailor&rsquo;s offering dedicated to the Virgen</em>, 1899.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Votive Offering
Votive Offering
<p>Oil painting, El Cano ship, Antonio Jacobsen, 1886</p>
Paintings of Steam Ships
Paintings of Steam Ships
<p><em>Polacca</em>&nbsp;<em>&rsquo;Constancia&rsquo;</em>, unknown artist, 19th century, oil on canvas</p>
The polacca ‘Constancia’
The polacca ‘Constancia’
<p>Longline baskets of wicker, cork, wood and string.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Baskets for longline fishing
Baskets for longline fishing
<p>Woman&rsquo;s bathing costume, 1940-1950. Donated by Joan Muray.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Woman’s bathing costume
Woman’s bathing costume
<p>Beach hut, early 20th century. Donated by Maria Prats.&nbsp;Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou.</p>

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Bathing hut
Bathing hut

EXTENSIONS

<p>Interior of the Espai Pericot.</p>
Espai d’Art Cinètic Jordi Peri
Espai d’Art Cinètic Jordi Pericot

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INFORMATION

ADDRESS
FEES
TELEPHONE
WEBSITE
http://www.elmasnou.cat/
OPENING TIMES
GETTING HERE
EMAIL
museu.nautica@elmasnou.cat

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