Museums

Immerse yourself in the town’s medieval history and seafaring culture. Visit immaculately preserved Romantic and Modernist-era manors. Contemplate the artefacts and works of art collected by the “indianos”, who returned from the New World with newfound wealth. Visit Catalunya’s Railway museum, with activities for train-lovers of all ages, and see the latest exhibits in the museum of contemporary art. Vilanova i la Geltrú’s museums will take you back in time and ignite your imagination.

Catalonia Railroad Museum

Catalonia Railroad Museum

Featuring the largest collection of steam-powered locomotives in all of Europe, the museum invites you to relive the history of rail travel from its inception to the present, and offers special activities for younger visitors.

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Can Papiol Romantic Era Museum

Can Papiol Romantic Era Museum

Experience the everyday life of Catalonia’s landed elite in the former home of one of the region’s wealthiest and most influential families. The museum maintains the home’s original 18th century structure and interiors.

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Víctor Balaguer Museum and Library

Víctor Balaguer Museum and Library

One of the region’s oldest museums, with an exceptional collection of neoclassical sculpture, local works, baroque paintings and foreign artefacts including one of the few Egyptian mummies on display in Catalonia.

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Espai Far

Espai Far

A wide-ranging collection of seafaring and fishing artefacts, photographs, equipment and models representing Vilanova’s connection to the Mediterranean.

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