Pottery has been, and still is, the most important activity carried out in La Bisbal d’Empordà. The pottery industry created one of the main economic engines of the city, and provided (and still provides) work to a significant percentage of the local population. This activity has a tradition that stretches back over several centuries; the first documented account of pottery in La Bisbal is a notation from 1511. From the beginning, this industry has created an important cultural heritage over the years.
The museum aims to preserve, conserve and display this material and the cultural heritage linked to Bisbal pottery, as well as proposing an interpretation of the socio-economic system created by the industry; a social model that has historically led to a specific cultural patterns. The museum aims to show visitors the unique industrialisation process that resulted from the industry. In this sense, the Terracotta Museum represents the pottery industry in La Bisbal d'Empordà and the Girona region; the museum is, without a doubt, the most important cultural heritage of the town.
Individual ticket: €4
Reduced rate: €2
- Retired persons
- Students from 12 years
- Carnet Jove (Youth Card) holders
- Large families and single-parent families holding of a valid identification card issued by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia)
Combined ticket: €5 (Terracotta Museum + Palace-Castle)
- La Bisbal Residents
- Children under 12 years, except for guided tours
- People with disabilities
- Teachers with accreditation card
- Children who present the Super3 card (the "supers" aged up to 11 years old, will receive as a gift, a piece of clay to mould)
- Members of the Potters Association of la Bisbal, the Potters Association of Catalonia, the Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya (Association of Museum Curators of Catalonia) and the Associations of MNACTEC and ICOM.
- Unemployed persons who present their DARDO document, along with their financially dependent family members.
- Accredited tour guides
Months of September through to June
From Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00.
Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00.
Sundays and public holidays (except public holidays on Mondays), January 5, May 1, December 24 and 31: from 10:00 to 14:00.
Mondays (no public holidays), January 1 and 6, May 1, September 11 and December 25 and 26: closed.
Months of July and August
From Mondays to Saturdays 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30.
Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 14:00.