The FC Barcelona Museum, in Catalan the Museu del Futbol Club Barcelona or Museu President Núñez, takes you on an incredible journey into Barça history and is a must for all visitors.
The museum contains so much history that it's difficult to single one part out in particular but seeing the trophies that all sections of FC Barcelona have won since the club's founding in 1898 is particular.
I also really like the old kits, particularly when they belong to favourite players of the past, such as Maradonna or Koeman, and there's also a great collection of bric-a-brac, old programmes and magazines.
The FC Barcelona Museum opened in 1984 and with an average of over 1,300,000 visitors a year, it is one of the most popular museums in Catalonia amongsts locals and tourists alike.
The idea of creating a Museum of Barça can be traced back to the 1920s +when Joan Gamper, the founder of FC Barcelona, thought it would be a good idea to have space commemorating the glories of the club.
The museum occupies a massive 3,500 square metres and apart all the trophies, offers excellent audiovisuals in various languages describing the history of FC Barcelona and a fascinating collection all kinds of objects related to the club, the players and its diverse community of supporters.
In 2000, under the presidency of Joan Gaspart, the name of the Museu del Barça officially changed to Museu President Núñez, in honour of the FC Barcelona president who founded the museum.
In addition to the specifically football memorabilia, one of the attractions is the collection of works of art on sports-related thems, including paintings by Catalan artists of the calibre of Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies, Josep Segrelles or Josep Maria Subirachs.
Morever, the museum has the FutbolArt Collection on permanent display. This priceless collection belongs to Pablo Ornaque and is considered one of the most important private collections of international football memorabilia in the world.
In 2010, the museum underwent some important changes and the idea of the Camp Nou Experience, including a visit to the museum and a complete stadium tour, began to take shape and since has become a massive hit with the public.
If you're a regular attendee to FC Barcelona matches at Camp Nou, the stadium tour is a real eyeopener because you get to walk through the players' tunnel, visit the dressing rooms as well as walk around the stadium and stands and even view the pitch from the press rooms.
In March 2015, the Espai Suñol was opened and is dedicated to the memory of Josep Suñol i Garriga, who was FC Barcelona president from July 1935 to August 1936, when he was brutally murdered by Francoist troops on La Sierra de Guadarrama.
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