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Municipal Nautical Museum of El Masnou

El Masnou

View of the interior of the Museum

View of the interior 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.

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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</p>
Amphora
Amphora
<p>Cup, 1st century BC to 2nd century AD, glazed ceramic. Archaeological site of Cal Ros de les Cabres</p>
Cup
Cup
<p>Seal, 3rd century, bronze Archaeological site of Cal Ros de les Cabres</p>
Seal
Seal
<p><strong>Geometric plan of El Masnou, Miquel Garriga i Roca (Alella, 1804 - Barcelona, 1888), 1846, ink on paper</strong></p>
Geometric plan of El Masnou
Geometric plan of El Masnou
<p>Sail sewing machine</p>
Sail sewing machine
Sail sewing machine
<p>Sundial, end of the 18th century</p>
Sundial
Sundial
<p>Half-hull model ship</p>
Half-hull model ship
Half-hull model ship
<p><em>&nbsp;&rsquo;Guayaquil&rsquo; corvette</em>, Josep Pineda Guerra, 1892, paint on paper</p>
'Guayaquil’ corvette
'Guayaquil’ corvette
<p>Model<em>&nbsp;the &lsquo;Villa del Masnou&rsquo;</em>, 20th century</p>
Model of the ‘Villa del Masno...
Model of the ‘Villa del Masnou’
<p>Recreation of a ship&rsquo;s captain&rsquo;s cabin</p>
The Captain’s Cabin
The Captain’s Cabin
<p>Medicine container, late 19th - early 20th centuries</p>
Homeopathic medicine container
Homeopathic medicine container
<p>Model of the&nbsp;<em>&rsquo;Caupolic&aacute;n&rsquo;</em>, first decade of the 21st century.&nbsp;Detail</p>
Model of the ‘Caupolicán’
Model of the ‘Caupolicán’
<p>Detail of the reproduction of the illustration by Miquel Garriga i Roca</p>
Illustration by Miquel Garriga...
Illustration by Miquel Garriga i Roca
<p>Nautical chart, 1864, printed on paper, with notes added in ink. Direcci&oacute;n de Hidrograf&iacute;a (Instituto Hidrogr&aacute;fico de la Marina)</p>
Nautical chart
Nautical chart
<p>Sailor&rsquo;s offering dedicated to the Virgen<span lang="ca">, 1899</span></p>
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.</p>
Baskets for longline fishing
Baskets for longline fishing
<p>Woman&rsquo;s bathing costume, 1940-1950. Donated by Joan Muray</p>
Woman’s bathing costume
Woman’s bathing costume
<p>Beach hut, early 20th century Donated by Maria Prats</p>
Bathing hut
Bathing hut

EXTENSIONS

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

INFORMATION

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

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