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Welcome to Terracotta Museum.

A craftsman, creator, artist and almost an alchemist, the potter from La Bisbal is often the last step in a family of generations dedicated to the ancient art of shaping clay. The Terracotta Museum in La Bisbal d'Empordà is, today, the only institution in the province of Girona devoted to preserving, conserving and promoting the material and cultural heritage related to pottery and ceramics. Its visitors get to know the roots and history of this economic activity that is so closely related to the region and that is much more than a mere trade. Be it practical, artistic or experimental, handcrafted or industrial... the Museum shows the whole long history of pottery from La Bisbal.

What's to see?

Permanent exhibition

The Terracotta building. The building that holds the Museum provides, in itself, a complete journey back to the origins of the industrialisation of pottery. This is one of the oldest ceramic tile factories in La Bisbal d’Empordà. Founded in 1928, it's a living example of the history of this industry, with pools to filter the clay, chimneys, kilns... A wide range of elements that go to make up the museum's discourse and make the Terracotta Museum one of the most remarkable buildings in terms of industrial architecture.

Content of the exhibition. The permanent exhibition is designed to provide an example of the collections kept by the Museum, a collection of more than eight thousand pieces including ceramic objects, tools and equipment used in their production. The exhibition reflects the remarkable importance of these collections of tiles, pottery, paving and facings, decorated ceramics and other creations, but also offers other, more technical aspects, such as explaining how pottery is produced, using both traditional and industrial methods.

Book a guided tour! You'll be able to enjoy the Terracotta Museum much more.

Terracotta Museum services

- Media library specialising in pottery and ceramics
- Specialist shop
- Specialist publications
- Guided tours, with prior booking
- Rental of areas for events
- Educational services
- Temporary activities: exhibitions, talks, audiovisuals, etc.

Practical information

Timetables

Months from September to June
Tuesday to Friday from 10h to 13h and 16h to 19h .
Saturday: from 10h to 14h and 17h to 20h .
Sundays and holidays (except holiday Mondays ) , January 5 , 1 May 24 and December 31 from 10h to 14h .
Every Monday, 1 and 6 January, 25 and 26 December : closed.

July and August
Monday to Saturday from 10h to 14h and 17h to 20.30h .
Sunday from 10am to 14pm .

Ask us about booking a guided tour.
Please consult us for special experiences for schools. We offer bespoke activities and workshops.


Rates 

Standard single fare                                                                   4'00 €
Reduced rate                                                                             2'00 €
Combined rate (visit the museum and castle)                              5'00 €
For other price consult our website.

Information and booking

You can find us at: c/ Sis d’Octubre, 99. 17100 La Bisbal d’Empordà
Telephone: + 00 34 972 64 20 67
Fax:  + 00 34 972 64 69 25
Email: terracottamuseu@labisbal.cat
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