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Massó Museum

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  • Navigation room in the Massó Museum © Museo Massó

    Navigation room in the Massó Museum © Museo Massó

  

Category

Ethnography and anthropology, Themed / specialist

Owner

Regional government
Avda. Montero Ríos, s/n
Bueu
Pontevedra, Galicia

Telephone+34 886151101

E-mailmuseo.masso@xunta.es

Websitehttp://museos.xunta.gal/es/masso

The conquest of the sea and the exploitation of its resources

The Massó Museum combines exhibits from both maritime and industrial heritage, infused with the spirit of erudition and the passion for collection of a former age.

The distinctive character of the Massó Museum stems from the cultural curiosity of the industrialists Gaspar and José María Massó. Their interest in navigation inspired them to compile a unique collection of printed books from the 15th to the 19th centuries, in addition to the manuscripts, nautical instruments, maps, documents and models of historic ships which make up the heart of this correction. In 1932 it was decided to transform the collection into a museum to be housed in the building that was formerly the family canning plant. Over time, the collection was supplemented with items from the fishing industry and from canning and whaling factories, making this a unique and surprising museum which still retains all the charm of its original collection.

Essential works

Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Jun 01 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Public holidays and Sundays

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Oct 01 to May 30

Does not close at midday

9:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Closing days: Public holidays

Rates

Free admission

Services

Brochures in various languages

Specialist publications

Guided tours

Accessibility

Guide dogs permitted

Find tourist information in the surroundings

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