The museum building is conceived as a manger of great proportions, prepared to house its visitors who, in a symbolic way, act as its figures. In the artistic field, in this museum, the best artists and craftsmen of the territory, the environment and the moment have worked: set designers, painters, architects, engineers, masons, stonemasons, sculptors, carpenters, cabinetmakers, glassmakers, iron forgers, plumbers, mechanics, locksmiths, technicians, illuminators, electricians and computer scientists, among others.
The Museu del Pesebre de Catalunya is a space to learn about and experience a tradition that has survived since the mid-eighteenth century. In this museum, figures and dioramas are spread over the three exhibition floors to offer a journey through this popular tradition from the perspective of the present.
The mission of the Museum is to conserve, exhibit and study these artistic manifestations in order to be able to explain them to the more than 5,000 visitors who, on average, visit the museum every year on weekends, with Christmas and Easter at their peak.
Focused on family, child, school and senior tourism, the Museu del Pesebre de Catalunya welcomes national and international audiences, with children, especially, being the most linked to annual face-to-face and online activities.
Currently, the museum is a reality thanks to the impetus of the Montblanc Nativity Scene Keepers Association, in collaboration with the Catalan Federation of Nativity Scene Keepers.
Mention should be made of the support of "La Caixa" Welfare Projects, the Department of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, the Provincial Council of Tarragona, the Conca de Barberà County Council, the Conca de Barberà County Museum-Archive Consortium, the City Council de Montblanc, the Montblanc Municipal Tourism Office, the Fundación Martín el Humano-Todo Cuenca and the Aprodisca Association, among other public and private entities.
The Museu del Pesebre de Catalunya offers inclusive and accessible tourism for all types of visitors and spectators.
It has some ramps and walkways, specially designed for wheelchairs where the visitor can exercise the visit with total autonomy. What at a museographic level makes him a pioneer in this sector. In addition to also having an elevator, toilets or adapted services.
As for the exteriors, the entrance is also fully adapted, both on the main part, as well as on the rear façade, all at street level.
The Museum also offers some figures and dioramas of a manger, only for blind people or groups. He is currently working with sign language, and with visual adaptation for people with deafness disabilities and also for Alzheimer's patients.
- Saturdays 11am-2pm and 5pm-7pm
- Sundays and holidays 11am-2pm
- Weekdays with prior reservation on the phone 660 763 645
- Christmas, Holy Week, Medieval Week, Clickània and Terrània, check website