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.