Josep M. Codina i Bagué Municipal Archive-Museum of Calella

Josep M. Codina i Bagué Municipal Archive-Museum of Calella


c/ Escoles Pies, 36
08370 Calella
Tel. 93 769 51 02


Multidisciplinary museum

The collections of the Archive-Museum Of Calella are closely related to the history of the town and its territory. In terms of typology, we can talk about a wide variety of collections: minerals, fossils, archaeological materials, popular pottery, tiles, textile machinery, traditional craft tools, garments, embroidery ... in addition to the Barri Pharmacy.  

On the ground floor, Iberian and Roman remains are on exhibit, as well as a collection of coins. Other collections include mineralogy, paleontology, malacology and marine fauna. A small adjoining room displays commonly used tiles that once decorated old houses in Calella, water troughs, oil mills, the pedestal of the baptismal font from the parish church and the tombstone of the nobleman Miquel Joan Roger. The next ground floor rooms display a collection of textile machinery and silk and cotton stockings, all from different textile mills that existed in Calella. The space is complemented with a room dedicated to remembering traditional crafts and the trade contacts between Calella and overseas colonies.

The first floor of the museum is used for temporary exhibitions and also to show part of the collection of pictorial works by Calella artist Lluís Gallart i Garcia.

The second floor houses the old Barri Pharmacy of Calella, from the Modernist period. On display are collections of glass jars, apothecary jars of different periods and styles, precision scales, hydrometers, mortars and containers for pills. The back room holds an antique apothecary cabinet full of tinctures and another containing ceramic jars, flasks and glass tubes. On the same floor we find a reproduction of an antique kitchen showing a collection of household utensils. The final room on this floor is devoted to a sample of the museum's textile collection with garments, clothing and embroidery on display as well as different types of lace work made by local lace makers. The contents of the room come from donations made by families from Calella.

Normal admission: 2 €
Combined admission Museum/Lighthouse/Shelter: 3.50 €
Reduced admission: 1 €
Groups (minimum 15 people), retirees and pensioners, persons under age 25, and youth card or student card holders.
Free visits:
Free Admission: members of the Association of  Friends of the Museum of Calella or the Catalan Museum Professionals Association, large families, teachers, unemployed persons with no source of income, children under 16, first Sunday of the month during opening periods, and on open house days.

Guided visits: arranged in advance
Guided visits for groups (maximum 25 people):
- Normal: 110 € / group
- Schools: 105 € / group
Languages:  Catalan, Spanish

Opening hours:
Winter hours (from October 1 to Easter):
- Tuesday to Saturday 5 to 8 pm
- Sunday and holidays 11 am to 2 pm
Summer hours (Easter to September 30):
- Tuesday to Saturday 6 to 9 pm
- Sunday and holidays 11 am to 2 pm

Vacation and closing days: Closed Mondays, January 1 & 6, May 1, June 24, September 11, December 24, 25 & 31.
Workshops for families and schools (consult)
Temporary exhibitions

Adapted services:
Adapted toilets
Wheelchair accessible