437,000 visits to the museums of the mNACTEC Territorial Network in 2014

30 April 2015
The network comprises 26 museums and heritage sites

The 26 industrial museums of the Territorial Network of the Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (mNACTEC) clocked up more than 437,000 visits 2014, 25% more than the previous year. Over the last five years, the museums belonging to the network have received close on 2 million visitors.

The mNACTEC Territorial Network comprises 26 museums and heritage sites around Catalonia, explaining the process and history of industrialisation, through their collections and/or the museum presentation of the different production activities that have taken place there and of which comprehensible remains still exist, comprising our industrial heritage.

One of the main aims of the mNACTEC is to preserve the heritage of the industrial society allowing us to explain Catalonia's industrialisation is one of the most distinctive features of its national personality. As a result, in 1998, as one of the aims of the current Museums Act, approval was given for the Decree to create the first national themed network based on the National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia, grouping together different museums and distinctive heritage sites explaining a particular thematic aspect of the process of industrialisation in a specific location within Catalonia.

The visitor figures for the museums of the mNACTEC Territorial Network in 2014 were as follows:

Municipality

Museum

 2014 Visits

Àreu

Àreu Sawmill

810

Bellmunt del Priorat

Bellmunt del Priorat Mining Museum

10,061

Cardona

Muntanya de Sal de Cardona Cultural Park

67,253

Capdella

Capdella Hydroelectric Museum

7,151

Capellades

Capellades Paper Mill Museum

25,645

Castellar de N’Hug

Castellar de N’Hug Asland Cement Factory

9,928

Castelló d’Empúries

Castelló d’Empúries Eco-museum and Flour Mill

11,844

Cercs

Cercs Mining Museum

24,434

L’Espluga de Francolí

Fassina Balanyà Museum, Espluga de Francolí

3,943

Esparreguera

Colònia Sedó d’Esparreguera Industrial Museum

699

Esplugues

“La Rajoleta” Ceramics Museum

8,500

Gerri de la Sal

Museum of Gerri de la Sal

2,583

Igualada

Igualada Leather Museum and Anoia District Museum

22,494

Manlleu

Ter Museum

20,415

Manresa

Manresa Technology Museum

9,759

Móra la Nova

Móra la Nova Railway Visitor Centre

1,284

Palafrugell

Palafrugell Cork Museum

36,877

Premià de Mar

Premià de Mar Printing Museum

17,479

Puig-Reig

Museum of the Vidal Colony, Puig-Reig

16,208

Ripoll

Farga Palau de Ripoll

896

Sils

Salvador Claret car collection

 No details

Tàrrega

Cal Trepat Agricultural Mechanisation Museum, Tàrrega

6,614

Terrassa

mNACTEC

88,409

Torelló

Torelló Lathing Museum

3,042

Vilanova i la Geltrú

Railway Museum

31,396

 

Historic FGC Trains

9,880

 

TOTAL

437,604

 

 

30/04/2015