Cork

Museum

Cork Museum

Located in the centre of Palafrugell, the Cork Museum is a unique institution due to its subject matter, its territorial sphere and its desire to provide a service. The museum acquires, conserves, interprets and highlights the world of cork’s important heritage to the environment in Catalonia in configuring a landscape, an industry, ways of life, and a common identity. It also aims to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of the community; to offer support to formal education and as a means for informal education; as well as an alternative option for creation and leisure.

The Cork Museum is located in an old cork factory, the most important of Spain’s industrial sector. In addition to an important past in the sector, it also has some unusual elements in the cork manufacturing plants which are often functional buildings without concessions to decorative elements and which do not involve the participation of renowned architects. This aspect makes the whole even more relevant in which its modernist elements, dimensions and structure stand out.

The Cork Museum also manages the Interpretation Centre of the Can Mario Modernist Water Tower and the Sant Sebastià de la Guarda Historical Site in Llafranc.

EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES

DURING THE VISIT

The museum has lockers to leave your belongings. Photos can be taken without flash. There are no restrictions, as long as a tripod is not used.

You can instantly share your feelings through social networks:

— Facebook

— Twitter

— Instagram

FAMILY VISIT

Children have free entry up to 12 years of age. We offer up weekend family activities, and also during the Christmas, Easter Week and summer vacations. For more information, consult the monthly agenda of family activities.

The Cork Museum has appropriate installations for visits with children and infants. Visitors can also make use of nappy changing areas. Also in the teaching space of the permanent exhibit, the littlest among us will have interactive games and a space to draw.

If you’re interested you can sign up for the family group workshops or to celebrate children’s birthdays in the Gèminus room of the museum’s workshops. Consult the conditions and activities through servei.educatiu@museudelsuro.cat, or visit the family activities section on the museum’s website.

SCHEDULES

July and August
From Monday to Saturday from 10 to 14 and from 17 to 20:30. Sundays from 10 to 14.

Rest of the year
From Tuesday to Friday, from 10 to 13 and from 16 to 19. Saturdays from 10 to 14 and from 17 to 20. Sundays and holidays from 10 to 14 – Mondays closed

Holidays
25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January closed. 5 January, 24 and 31 December: from 10 to 14.

HOW TO ARRIVE

By bike
The Cork Museum is part of the Pirinexus and Vías Verdes route. Consult the itineraries through the Baix Empordà which will allow you to reach the museum by bike: Vies Verdes oRPirinexus.

By car
From Barcelona to Palafrugell it is 135 km. Visitors should take the AP7 highway in the direction of Girona/France and take exit 9 (Vidreres / Lloret) in the direction of Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Platja d’Aro on the C-35, continue in the direction of Palamós (C-31) and take exit 331 Palafrugell Sud. From the border with France to Palafrugell it is 80 km. Visitors should take the AP7 highway in the direction of Barcelona and take exit 6 (Girona Nord), go in the direction of La Bisbal / Palamós (C-66) and take the exit for Palafrugell Nord.

By bus
Palafrugell’s bus station is located on Carrer Lluís Companys, 2 and connects the town of Palafrugell with the neighbouring towns. Consult the prices and schedules on aquí

Julivia Tourist Bus
From the end of June to the middle of September, this bus allows passengers to easily travel to the most emblematic parts of the town (Palafrugell – Llafranc – Tamariu – Calella) without needing to take a car. You can consult the prices, schedules and routes here.

PARKING

Bicycles
The museum has an area to park the bikes in front of the museum, between Carrer Begur and the Placeta del Museu del Suro.

Cars
Cars have a paid underground parking lot on Carrer Begur, right next to the museum.

Buses
The groups who visit the museum have parking space for buses in the designated area on Carrer de la Lluna throughout the year and also in the Espai Firal area on Avinguda d’Espanya, except for July and August.