Mataró Museum | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
Mataró Museum From Iluro to the Industrial Revolution
What happened in Mataró since the era of the flamboyant city of Iluro? This is what the Mataró Museum explains at its headquarters. Their objective is to safeguard and spread the archaeological, natural and movable heritage linked to the capital of the county of El Maresme.

Its headquarters are in Can Serra, the old manor of Jeroni Serra Arnau, built in 1565 and with a Renaissance style. On the inside, you can see a permanent exhibit that runs a path from Iluro to now, through Medieval times and modernity. It is worth it to stop at two significant pieces from the city’s Roman past: the sculpture of Venus d’Iluro and the Portrait of Faustina Minor.

While going through the museum, you can see a small part of the foundation accompanied by models and audiovisual material. The museum’s collections are very diverse: archaeological materials, natural specimens, historical objects and a pictorial art collection including a series of engravings by Goya.

One of the extensions of the museum is the Archaeological Enclosure of Llauder Tower, a site with the remains of a Roman villa from the end of the 1st century B.C. Another one of their headquarters corresponds to another time of splendour for the city. It is the small nave of Can Marfà, a symbol of the industrial past of Mataró. It hosts a permanent exhibit which shows more than a century of objects connected with the industry of knitting, one of the most important collections in Europe in this speciality.

Also part of the Mataró Museum is the Ca l’Arenas art centre. It was born from the legacy of the artist Jordi Arenas Clavell in his native city and it especially focuses on local artistic activity. 

Plan your visit

What can I do?
Sign up to a guided tour of the Llauder Tower and visit the temporary exhibits of Ca l’Arenas. 
From 15 June to 15 September, Tuesdays to Sundays from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
From 16 September to 14 June, Tuesdays to Saturdays from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. and Sundays and Public Holidays from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Closed on 1 and 6 January, Good Friday, 1 May, 24 June, 27 July, 15 August, 11 September, 25 and 26 December
Group visits with prior booking: 937412930
Free admission
El Carreró, 17-19
Mataró  (El Maresme)
+34 937582401
Veure localització
Where to eat and stay?