The origins of the Royal Shipyards of Barcelona (Drassanes) lies in the late thirteenth century. Peter III the Great, king of the Crown of Aragon ordered the construction for a space to build and maintain galleys. The original construction had various modifications and extensions during the centuries, the most important was in the early eighteenth century. The whole space was within the extension of the wall of Barcelona, one part of the wall still remains  next to the shipyards at Avinguda del Paral.lel. In 1936, the Maritim museum of Catalonia was installed in there and later it has changed to the Maritim Museum of Barcelona. In 1937 the architectural complex was included in the Records of Historical, artistic and scientific Heritage, by the Generalitat of Catalunya and in 1976 was declared Historical-Artistic Monument by the Spanish Government. And in 2006, the Maritime Museum was declared as a Museum of National Interest.

The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is devoted to maritime world and its history. It has a permanent collection of boats and ships, but it also organizes temporary exhibitions, interesting events and promotes investigations. In addition to the boats exhibited in the museum, you can also visit a boat docked at the Moll de la Fusta, the Santa Eulàlia pailebote. It is included in the ticket although it can also be visited separately paying a lower price.

Schedule of the Maritime Museum of Barcelona 2024

  • From Monday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last access at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Closed on December 25 and 26, and January 1 and 6.
  • Special schedule: on December 24 and 31 the museum closes at 3:00 p.m.


Ticket to the museum and pailebote Santa Eulàlia:

General: € 10.00
Reduced: € 5.00
Groups: € 8.00

Ticket to the Santa Eulàlia pailebote:

General: € 3.00
Reduced: € 1.00
Groups: € 1.00

Can you visit the Maritime Museum of Barcelona for free?

Yes, every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until closing time.

Where is it?

Ciutat Vella - El Raval
Zip code
Avinguda de les Drassanes, s/n

How to get there

Metro: L3 Drassanes / L4 Barceloneta
Bus: 59, 120, D20, H14, V13 and Tourist Bus (red route, bus stop Colom - Museu Marítim)


Por motivos de reorganización de la colección, la exposición permanente permanecerá cerrada hasta finales de 2014. Las exposiciones temporales se pueden visitar y no se paran las actividades.

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 12:41

Pour des raisons de réorganisation de la collection, l'exposition permanente restera fermée jusqu'à la fin de 2014. Les expositions temporelles peuvent être visitées et les activités ne s'arrêtent pas.

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 14:17

For reasons of reorganization of the collection, the permanent exhibition will be closed until the end of 2014. Temporary exhibitions can be visited and activities do not stop.

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:39

Aus Gründen der Neuordnung der Kollektion, ist die permanente Ausstellung bis Ende 2014 geschlossen. Die temporären Ausstellungen können besichtigt werden und das Angebot der Events besteht weiterhin.

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:45

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