Joan Vila Cinca
, Pere Quart
, Josep Renom
... Sabadell in the beginning of the 20th century was boiling over artistically and culturally and the first fine arts and archaeology collections in the city started to get organized. From there arose the need to create a local museum. In the year 1931, the Museum of the City
opened its doors and, starting in 1970, it was definitely established as the Sabadell History Museum,
an obligatory stop to learn about the origins of the Vallès plains.
The museum is located in the factory home of the industrialist Antoni Casanovas, erected in 1859. This is a multi-disciplinary museum, which includes local archaeological, historic and ethnological collections.
In the permanent exhibit, visitors can discover how the first prehistoric communities in the area lived, using materials between 6,500 and 2,600 years old
such as the variscite necklace
which was part of the burial objects of a Neolithic tomb (found in the site of Bòbila Padró - Can Tiana). You can even go inside the reconstruction of a prehistoric hut!
The tour continues by showing the footprints that the Iberians and the Romans left on the region (don’t miss the mosaic from the 2nd-3rd centuries A.D., with the image of the god Neptune,
coming from the Roman villa of La Salut). Finally, it focuses on the collections connected with the manufacturing of wool and the textile industry,
which turned Sabadell into a big industrial city.
The museum also has 13 areas on different periods which complete the story and the experience of the city’s history.