Argentona "Càntir" Museum

Argentona "Càntir" Museum


Plaça de l'Església, 9
08310 Argentona
Tel. 93 797 21 52 - 93 797 27 32
Virtual tour

Monographic museum

The Argentona "Càntir" (Water Jug) Museum preserves and disseminates a large collection of over four thousand water vessels, the vast majority being traditional pottery jugs, which trace a course of nearly three thousand years of human creation, from the Bronze Age to contemporary art. The collection includes various jugs made by Pablo Picasso.

Besides the permanent collection, the museum devotes one floor to thematic exhibitions on the world of water jugs and has a room for temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists.

The museum shop offers publications, reproductions of museum pieces and a wide range of ceramic products.

Admission: 3 €

Reduced admission: 1.5 €

Free visits: free admission last Sunday of the month groups of 10 or more retired persons or pensioners.

Guided visits: yes, by prior reservation

Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French. Guided visit: Catalan and Spanish, English and French by prior reservation.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 8 pm
Saturday 11 am to 2 pm and 5 to 8 pm
Sunday and holidays 11 am to 2 pm

Closing days: Closed Monday, January 1 & 6, June 24, December 25 & 26

Other Activities:
Monthly temporary exhibitions
Regular ceramics courses for children and adults
School visits that include practice with clay
Weekend family activities on the second Sunday of the month
Birthdays with clay: birthday celebrations in the museum modeling clay figures
Mini-courses during school holidays: Christmas, Easter...  Flower festival first Sunday in June, with floral decoration in the museum courtyard and the Ou com balla [the dancing egg] in the fountain.
Annual poster contest to choose the poster for the Water Jug Festival
International Museum Day  open house
International Ceramics And Pottery Fair (weekend around August 4)
Water Jug Festival (August 4)

Adapted services:
Adapted toilets
Braille (not the whole museum)
Wheelchair accessible
Accessible to blind or visually impaired persons
Accessible to hearing impaired persons