L'Arxiu Educa


The Museum and Archive of the Port of Tarragona propose a joint educational activity with the aim of informing higher and lower secondary students the important task which will be carried out at the Archive and Museum to preserve and disseminate, both as documents and as objectives, the legacy of our past and the key to our present and future.

The activity can be done in the classroom environment with a teaching dossier, or by doing a tour of the two Centres, in which students and teachers can learn, at first hand, about both the work done and the collections on display, accompanied by an instructor who will take you through the activity.  

It also aims to immerse students in the scientific discipline of its history.


Pedagogic Activities


DE L'ARXIU AL MUSEU: un recorregut per la història. El barri del Serrallo. - (From the Archive to the Musuem: a journey through history. The district of El Serrallo.)

Activity with monitor. Duration: 90 minutes.

Through a portfolio designed specifically for the Museum and Archive of the Port, developed by Auriga Cultural Services, it tries to present the Port and maritime heritage of the city and the history of the Port of Tarragona as the backbone and booster of the local territory.
Approaching the methodology of historical research through the study of primary sources, present hypotheses and evaluate and interpret the documents to be able to gain valid objective conclusions, the basis of any scientific study, is what dossier aims to achieve through a research proposal that revolves around a specific theme: El Serrallo and fishing around the year 1930.
To book please contact the Port Archive or the Tarragona Port Museum.

Sample of activity dossier 



Limited entrance. Duration: 60 minutes.

It is a theatrical tour, aimed at lower and higher secondary students, in which Captain Apodaca, a Port character, brings to life the history of the Port of Tarragona, while at the same time teaches how the Archive functions, how it obtains its collections and the climatic conditions for preservation of documentation. You will view some documents and the Deposits and Consultation Room on an entertaining tour which also includes the outside of the building and La Plaça de los Carros.

To book please contact the Port Archive.

CULTURAL HERITAGE – EDUCATION This covers a wide range of educational offerings that the various heritage bodies in Catalonia place at your disposal for working with students on heritage and culture.


Cultural heritage - education

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About the Archive

Sources of Documents

Sources of Documents

In this section you will find which sources of documents you have at your disposal. In the majority of them you have access to download the inventory of the units which make them up.

Digital Archive

Digital Archive

Tarragona Port Archive has at hand an ambitious, titled project intended to make the most important and consulted documentary series in digital format available to researchers



With more than 10,000 registered and digitized photographs, the Images Collection of the Port Archive Port continues to have a significant volume of consultations.



From the Port Archive we have organized different kinds of events and activities with the aim of publicizing our Centre and our collections.

Award for research

Award for research

To promote and encourage research efforts since 2004 the Port of Tarragona Research Prize is called, which is worth 6,000 Euros.

Educational Archive

Educational Archive

The aim of informing higher and lower secondary students the important task which will be carried out at the Archive and Museum to preserve and disseminate

Library / Archive

Library / Archive

Besides the collections of documents themselves, the Port Archive also provides an important additional library of about 9,000 volumes, mainly based on port and maritime themes



Cultural and leisure activities

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Next cultural events of Port Archive

     Port Archive

      +34 977 259 400 | From ext. 5001 to 5006


     Publication Service

     +34 977 259 400 | Ext. 5003

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     from Mondays to Fridays at 9 am to 14 pm

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