MUHBA at Fabra i Coats
The Fabra i Coats factory, which was built according to English industrial models, is a site of exceptional interest in terms of heritage. The recovery of the complex has served to preserve much of the built structure, which is now being adapted for use by organisations and cultural and educational projects.
The project initiated by MUHBA, which includes large rooms containing a power system, together with a series of other spaces, has been devised with the aim of creating an informational and display centre focusing on the city and work. The project aims to recover and restore the heritage of the old factory complex which includes archives recovered by the Museum and many objects from the remarkable collection donated to the city by the Association of Friends of Fabra i Coats.
A collection is being compiled using materials supplied by other companies to help show the evolution of the relation between the city and work over the course of time.
As a preview of future informational and content displays, MUHBA is organising – together with the Friends of Fabra i Coats and other institutions and bodies – a programme of periodic exhibitions inside the factory complex, in the Espai Josep Bota. Furthermore, a painstaking heritage restoration project is currently being carried out on the building's great boiler room.
General information and reservations
Ticket reservations and activities
For further information: 93 256 21 22
(from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays) from 10:00 to 14:00
and from 16:00 to 19:00).
Monday to Saturday only open to guided groups with advance reservations (consult the prices here)
Closed due to maintenance work
Standard ticket: 2 €
Concessions: 1,5 € for students under 29, over 65, and holders of Barcelona library cards, targeta rosa reduïda, large family cards and single-parent family cards and groups over 10 people.
Entrance without charge: children under 16, holders of targeta rosa gratuïta and Barcelona Card, members of ICOM and Catalan Museologist Association, tourist guides, accredited journalists, assistants for disabled people and secondary school teachers, 'Gaudir +' promotion. Entrance free to all on the first Sunday of the month; all other Sundays free after 15:00.
See here guided groups prices
Metro: Sant Andreu (L1)
Bus: 11, 40, 73, 126 and N9
Renfe: Sant Andreu Comtal
Bicing: Malats, pl. Orfila, pl. Estació 12, Gran de Sant Andreu 99-97 and pl. Sol dels Paletes, 3