The History of Immigration in Catalonia Museum (MhiC) opened its doors in 2004. It is therefore a museum of the 21st century, with a clear educational vocation for the citizenship, where the creation of the Heritage Fund is open and participatory.
The content of MhiC is articulated along the three areas of its permanent exhibitions
Humans in motion
Migration processes of the human being

A conceptual and terminological perspective, in order to familiarize our public with the naturalness of the migratory fact and the global vision of this concept.

Sevillano Barcelona Termino
Migration processes of the human being

The content closes the objective and approaches the most representative aspects of immigration in 20th century Catalonia from the causes and also consequences in our territory.

Espai Migrar
Migration processes of the human being

in the 21st century we look at migrations from a very current perspective, from our most immediate present and future (Espai Migrar)

The MhiC is managed by the Culture Area of Sant Adrià de Besòs City Council and is part of the Network of Museums of Ethnology of Catalonia and the Network of Local Museums of the Provincial Council of Barcelona. Methodologically, this museum cannot be understood without the participation of schools, the educational community, the university, migration collectives, associations, NGOs and the general public that consolidates the museum’s discourse day by day with its contributions, material donations for the collection, (Catalogue: The memory of the silenced objects) and the frequency of museum in accordance to their needs and emotional ties with it. To all of them, thank you for helping us grow along with MhiC.
The Air Raid Shelter on the Placeta Macià (RapM) is an Adrianese Site of Memory. It comes from a project to recover local historical memory that has an inclusive museological intervention and specific signage to be able to visit it, as well as various teaching tools for the school public. Its purpose is to carry out activities that reflect on the bombardments of Sant Adrià (then called Pla de Besòs) in 1938, during the Spanish Civil War. All the programmed activities, both museological and pedagogical, are designed so that any person, whether they have a disability or functional diversity or not, can enjoy the visit to the refuge under equal conditions. This is possible thanks to a series of measures that remove architectural, economic and communication barriers.
RapM promotes intergenerational contact between the children of today and those of 1938, through projections of the documentary made with the Adrianese children of the war, Els nens del Pla de Besòs.

The Placeta Macià air-raid shelter (RapM) opened its doors as a Site of Memory in January 2008. Since then and until today it has remained free of charge for both individual and guided visits, guaranteeing that anyone can receive the visit under equal conditions, given the inclusive and adapted nature of the resource.

MHIC - RefugiArT

In 2013, the City Council’s culture department decided to promote a cultural project, the RefugiArT, to be added to the Shelter’s memorial offer: this involves holding several sessions a year where the public is offered performing arts, such as theatre, music, dance, poetry, storytelling and magic, at the reduced price of 5 euros. These are held every first Friday of the month (except key events such as theatre festivals or similar, or the coincidence with festivals), excluding July, August and September, to guarantee the comfort of the audience.

Download the Visitor Guide and reference resources about the Refuge. There you will find:
  • Guide to the visit and exhibition areas of the Refuge in the document
  • Online film and video reference resources
  • Literary and bibliographical references