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The museums offer is abundant and varied; it covers many aspects of human activity such as archeology, painting, sculpture, ceramics...
Here there is a list of museums you can find in our area.
Cork Museum in Palafugell
A journey through cork’s history, industry, ecology and culture. It consists of a permanent exhibition, a space for temporary exhibitions and an auditorium, workshops for schoolchildren, cork images files, a specialized library, up to 1500 objects, an information archive and a shop of products made with cork.

For further information:
#31 Tarongeta street. Palafrugell. Phone 972307825 -
Toy history Museum, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols
It has a fund of more than 2500 toys dated between 1870 and 1970, most of them made in Spain (Tomàs Pla’s private collection). A curious glance at the evolution of the toys for over a century.

For further information:
#48-50 Rambla Vidal. Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Phone 972822249 -
Doll's Museum in Castell d'Aro
This museum offers a representation of dolls from around the world. You can see dolls made with different kinds of materials: straw, ceramics, cardboard-stone, wood, plastic, clothing, skin, ivory and even with animal’s horn. This helps us understand the evolution of dolls and their manufacture.

For further information:
#1 Lluís Companys square. Castell d'Aro. Phone 972817284 -
History Museum, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Permanent Exhibitions in different fields: prehistory and old world, ceramics, glass and art, lifesaving and a cork room. Also temporary exhibitions.

For further information:
Abadia street (Monastery). Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Phone 972820167 -
The Magic House - Xevi's collection in Santa Cristina d'Aro
In this house built in 1850 you can admire automatons, posters, magic devices from different periods, paintings, packs of cards, books and curious objects and pictures. This important magic collection has been compiled by the international illusionist Xevi during his artistic career around the world.

For further information:
#1Església avenue. Santa Cristina d'Aro. Phone 972837209 -
Dali's Museum-House. Portlligat
The Portlligat Museum-House was Salvador Dalí’s only fixed abode; the place where he lived and worked from 1930 until 1982, the year Gala died. Salvador Dalí moved into a small fisherman’s hut in Portlligat attracted by the landscape, the light and the isolation of the place. Taking that initial construction as a basis, he created his house little by little for forty years. The entire house can be visited: the artist’s studio, the library, private rooms, the garden and swimming pool.

For further information:
Portlligat. Cadaqués. Phone 972251015
Cava & Champagne top's Museum. Sant Feliu de Guíxols
The museum shows only a part of the private collection that Josep Albó i Juncà started to collect in 1998. His collection has more than 60000 pieces but for space reasons he just can show the best ones, up to 22000 tops. This collection is undoubtedly the most important in the world because of the high quantity of unique and exceptional pieces.

For further information:
#1Indústria street. Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Phone 972327450 -
Archeology Museum of Catalonia, in Ullastret
Placed on a small hill, the Iberian village of Ullastret dominates the quiet and smooth landscape of the Empordà region. Its magnificent wall, its town planning, its architecture and its monographic museum will take you to a distant past when, more than 2500 years ago, Ullastret was one of the most important Iberian villages in Catalonia.

For further information:
Puig de Sant Andreu, s/n. Ullastret. Phone 972179058 -
Josep Pla's Foundation. Palafrugell
Josep Pla’s Foundation offers a permanent exhibition about Josep Pla (1897 - 1981) in his birthplace, Josep Pla’s library, the documentation center (manuscripts, images, newspaper library...) and a service of guided tours by appointment.

For further information:
#49-51Nou street. Palafrugell. Phone 972305577 -
Fishing Museum in Palamós
It reflects the history and the life of seafarers. Te museum’s aim is to safeguard, disseminate and investigate the maritime and fishing heritage of the Catalan coast. Unique in the whole Mediterranean in its kind.

For further information:
Fishing dock. Palamós. Phone 972600424 -
Archeology Museum of Catalonia, in Empúries
Empúries has been the entrance of Greek and Roman cultures and the place where the Romanization of the Iberian Peninsula started; it has also given its name to the Empordà region. In the middle of the Greco-Roman site of Empúries you will find the museum, with the most important findings in the area.

For further information:
Puig i Cadafalch street. Empúries-l'Escala. Phone 972770208 -
Can Quintana. Mediterranean Museum. Torroella de Montgrí
The best way to know the territory around Torroella de Montgrí: the massif, the Low Ter’s plain and the Medas Islands. The museum is placed in the old part of town, in a 16th century stately house called Can Quintana. It is also a tourist office and a documentation center.

For further information:
#27-31Ullà street. Torroella de Montgrí. Phone 972755180 -
Art 2000 Museum. Painting Solterra Palace. Vilacasas F.
Contemporary Catalan painting collection that belongs to Vilacasas Private Foundation. Temporary exhibitions, concerts, guided tours, lectures, media library, information archives, biennial competition of painting...

For further information:
#10 Església street. Torroella de Montgrí. Phone 972761976 -
Dali's Theater-Museum, in Figueres
It was opened in 1974, built on the ruins of the old municipal theater of Figueres and designed by Salvador Dali himself.
It contains works that describe Dalí’s career: from his earliest artistic experiences and his surrealist creations, to his latest works.

For further information:
#5 Gala-Salvador Dalí square. Figueres. Phone 972677500
Toy Museum of Catalonia, in Figueres
It was opened in 1982 and since then you can admire more than 4000 antique toys that belonged to people like Salvador Dali, Federico Garcia Lorca and Joan Miró.
The museum received the National Award of Popular Culture in 1999.

For further information:
Hotel Paris. #1 Sant Pere street. Figueres. Phone 972504585 -
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