From archaeological finds from the Neolithic age and the Roman era, up to contemporary paintings, as well as Baroque carvings and modern paintings. The Museu Comarcal de Manresa (Manresa Regional Museum) is thematically multidisciplinary and the collections it has on display focus on the art and history of Manresa, Bages and Catalonia.
It began with a project in 1896, although it was at the end of the 70s that the museum took on the shape it has today. Located since 1940 in the old school of Sant Ignasi, the Museum is located within the area of influence of Ignatius of Loyola, near the Cova de Sant Ignasi
(Cave of Saint Ignatius) and the Gothic church of Santa Maria
(La Seu). The building is a large mansion built around a neoclassical courtyard.
During the tour, the visitor will find archaeological objects ranging from the Neolithic up to the Romanisation of the area, a collection of medieval pottery decorated in green and purple of the fourteenth century and Baroque polychrome carvings of the 17th and 18th centuries. In 2014, an area devoted to Antoni Viladomat i Manalt was opened, thanks to the loan of 12 works from MNAC
(National Museum of Catalan Art).
It is worth stopping in the area of modern and contemporary art where you will find an important collection of dioramas and paintings by Josep Mestres Cabanes, a designer at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, and paintings and engravings by Alfred Figueras. A room is devoted to the artistic works of the Garriga-Mir Arts Foundation.
The Museum also has a multi-sensory module called "La Mirada Tàctil" (The Tactile Look), a tactile interpretation to make the visit as accessible as possible.