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Museu del Suro

Placeta del Museu s/n, Palafrugell, Spain
+34 972 30 78 25
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Total suited by inner nerd after the contemporary art museum the day before.

I loved this as I learned a lot about some thing I take for granted, cork, you open a bottle of... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Moving and very informative

This is a wonderful little museum, brilliantly laid out and with captions in English as well as... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Placeta del Museu s/n, Palafrugell, Spain
+34 972 30 78 25
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I loved this as I learned a lot about some thing I take for granted, cork, you open a bottle of wine, smell the cork and toss it out after the bottle is finished, yet it took 20 years for the tree to grow and...More

Thank Kabwe
MuseuSuro, Director de Recepción at Museu del Suro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017


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...More

Thank Googly2010
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...More

Thank John P
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...More

Thank ShuttleTydirium
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
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
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...More

1  Thank megmb770
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
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
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...More

1  Thank FranceSally
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