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Welcome to Fishing Museum.

What lies behind a plate of fish? Tradition, hours of work and a lot of skill!
The Fishing Museum in Palamós aims to provide a place for dialogue between the people of the sea and the rest of society. A place where you can get to know the skills, marine species, how this art developed and the fishing of the future.

Awarded the Sea Heritage Best Communication Campaign
Recognised quality tourism 2010
Shortlisted for the European Museum Forum of the Year Award 2005


What's to see?

Permanent exhibition

Area 1. What is fishing?
Introducing the huge biological diversity of the Mediterranean.

Area 2. When do we fish and where from? 
You can't fish just anywhere. The sea has specific fishing areas depending on the species and time of year. Consequently, visitors will also get to know the fishing sites and the role of ports in this business. 

Area 3. Who's who in the fishing world
All the professions, trades and auxiliary industries related to fishing and how they have developed over time, available to those who venture into the Museum.

Area 4. How we used to fish and how we fish
From the most rudimentary systems to the most sophisticated and modern techniques. A tour through humans' adaptation to the environment and how fishing has developed.

Area 5. The future
Thoughts on the future scenario, taking into account the past and present already presented.

Complementary activities. Dive in!

Visit the Fishing Museum, the fishing port and the fish market. A guided tour through the maritime past and present of our coastline. Right at the port, with the fishing boats and fish market, and at the Fishing Museum, with models, audiovisuals and a permanent exhibition that will surprise you.

Boat visit. Experience the smell of an engine room, perceive the depths of the sea or a shoal of fish through a sonar monitor, hold a radio conversation, feel the nets... An excursion for all the senses to feel and take part first-hand in the world of fishing.

Knots workshop. The materials and types, learn how the knots are tied and what they're used for. Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes. By prior arrangement only.

Traditional fishing aboard the Rafael. Traditional fishing techniques, the traditional signs and fishing sites along our coast. A day aboard the Rafael, following criteria of sustainability and respect for the environment. Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Excursion under a lateen sail. Experience the traditional way to sail. Excursion lasting three and a half hours, every day at 10.30 am. Traditional bread with tomato provided.

The coast of Castell. Discover the coastal landscape. Excursion lasting two and a half hours, every day at 4.30 pm. We'll cool you down with some watermelon! And we'll give you a ticket for the guided tour around the Iberian town of Castell.

The Barbarossa corsair route. Sailing through the history of the bay. Excursion of one and a half hours. Children are given a pirate's scarf!

The sea at night. Sails with the stars!  Excursion of two and a half hours. July and August. Glass of cava included!

Please consult us for special experiences for schools. We offer bespoke activities and workshops.

Practical information

Summer timetable (from 15 June to 15 September). Open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.

Winter timetable (from 16 September to 14 June). Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 1.30 pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm. Sundays and public holidays from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm. Closed on Mondays, unless a public holiday.

Ask us about booking guided tours.


General ticket: 3 euros
Discounted ticket (students, pensioners, unemployed and other groups): 1,5 euros
Free of charge: Children under 10 and others
Carnet Jove and Carnet +25: 2,25 euros

Information and booking

You can find us at: Moll pesquer, s/n. 17230 Palamós.
Information, discounts and reservations at the visitor information telephone number: + 00 34 972 600 424
 Fishing Museum

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