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Museu del Suro

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Address: Placeta del Museu s/n, Palafrugell, Spain
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+34 972 30 78 25

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Moving and very informative

This is a wonderful little museum, brilliantly laid out and with captions in English as well as French, Spanish and Catalan. We were there for over an hour and the ludicrously... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Tonbridge, United Kingdom

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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444 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a wonderful little museum, brilliantly laid out and with captions in English as well as French, Spanish and Catalan. We were there for over an hour and the ludicrously low charge for us "jubilados" was €1.50 each - money very well spent. It tells the story of the growth and eventual decline of the cork industry based in... More 

Thank Googly2010
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

An absolutely fabulous museum and well worth a visit. I had never appreciated the work involved in producing a cork and it was fascinating to learn all the skills involved and to compare them with the introduction of machinery. Lots for both adults and children to experience and some wonderful photos. It doesn't take long to visit, but it really... More 

Thank John P
Newton-Le-Willows, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

One of those things that I hadn't really given much thought to but this museum provided some background and insight into cork production and the use of corks in the context of the local wine industry. Definitely worth a visit, especially on wet/windy day or to take a break from the heat. It also has an interesting museum shop containing... More 

Thank ShuttleTydirium
Jersey, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

An unusual choice of subject but really fascinating . Cork is not just for wine bottles . You will really enjoy this stylish museum and then visit the art museum next door . Both are very reasonably priced .

1 Thank Harry V
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Gave an insight into how cork was harvested, processed and turned into a variety of goods not just 'corks'. Interesting array of machinery for making a variety of cork objects. Staff were friendly and the shop had interesting cork souvenirs.

Thank Lawson01
Mountainside, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Museum is located in the center of Palafrugell, a beautiful city. Cork at one time was the main industry in this city. There is several old machinery that was used in the production of cork with excellent explanations about the function of each machine. Several old photographs of the individuals working at the plant and a movie explaining the production... More 

1 Thank megmb770
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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

I've been loads of time with school and it's really well set up. The explanations are really good, and it's temporary exhibitions are really interesting to see. The tour guides are really nice and very good explaining.

Thank Anja D
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

But a real revelation. The international connection was interesting as was the scale of the cork industry in the local area.

Thank Dunky4
Girona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Cork was the main industry in Palafrugell & at one time practically everyone who lived in the town was connected to it. The Museo del Suro (Cork Museum) is a hommage to the thousands of men and women who worked in the numerous factories that once thrived there. The museum is built on part of what was the biggest factory... More 

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Laval, France
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78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Stumbled across this museum by mistake and so glad that we did. However, it is not hard to find. It shows the history of cork, particularly in Palafrugell and it is fascinating! It gave us a whole new respect for cork.

1 Thank Lllamaheaven

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