Port Museum



In the year 2000, The Port Authority of Tarragona began a new cultural activity: THE PORT MUSEUM OF TARRAGONA
The refuge warehouse built in the first third of the twentieth century is the ideal building in which to exhibit the Port’s heritage. Given that most pieces exhibited are large, the space available in this former freight goods warehouse allows the Museum to show the objects in a coherent way.
The Moll de Costa (Costa dock), as a space used by citizens and for cultural expression, has helped to recover and safeguard the maritime and port heritage of our coast.
We present an historical journey exploring the port, from the times of arrival of the Romans through to present day. Life on the docks, the types of fishery practised, sports activities, the coming and going of boats, and the freight traffic associated with the Tarragona coast, are all represented.

XI Congress of industrial Archaeologoy of Catalonia - Tarragona November 21th-23th, 2019 


Abstracts of oral papers, posters and videos should be a maximum of 30 lines (about 300 words). A brief curriculum of the author or authors must be attached, with a maximum of 5 lines (about 50 words) and the personal information: name and surname, postal address, email and telephone number.

The Port Museum forms part of the Network of Maritime Museums of the Catalan Coast, and of the Association of Mediterranean Maritime Museums.

Network of Maritime Museums of the Catalan Coast

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We would like to express our thanks to the visitors, professionals, and benefactors, their collaboration over the years. The contributions of all of these people have allowed the Museum to exhibit, create, show, explain, and, above all, preserve the maritime and port heritage of our coast. .


1,700 m2 of working space

900 m2 of exhibition space

400 m2 for teaching activities

400 m2 of office space




From Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:00. It will be closed in the afternoon

Sunday and Public Holidays from 11:00 to 14:00

From October to May

Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00.

Sundays and Public Holidays from 11:00 to 14:00.

From June to July and September

From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:00.

Sundays and Public Holidays from 11:00 to 14:00

16th of July (the Festivity of the Virgin del Carme) Public Holiday timetable 


The Museum closes on Mondays

The 1st of January, the 6th of January, and the 25th, 26th of December.



Free entry




Audioguide free

Organised visits for groups

Teaching Activities

Conference Room


Barrier-free access

Car park

Port of Museum in the Moll de Costa (Costa dock)





About the Museum

Educational program

Educational program

The educational service of the Museum aims to present, to school-age students who visit the Port, different aspects of daily life in a commercial, fishing and leisure port such as that of Tarragona. There are also leisure educational activities for families, which can be organised by making a reservation

The dissemination

The dissemination

The Port Museum of Tarragona began in the year 2000 with aim of preserving and sharing the maritime heritage of our coast and, more specifically, the City’s port heritage.

What have we done

What have we done

We offer you a multimedia demonstration of some of the activities organised by the Port Museum over the last few years.



Cultural and leisure activities

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Next cultural events of Port Museum

27 September 2019
5 January 2020
Els pràctics del Port de Tarragona
Museu del Port
21 November 2019
23 November 2019
XI Jornades de Arqueologia Industrial de Catalunya
Museu del Port

    Port Museum


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