VINSEUM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
VINSEUM (firstly known as Museu de Vilafranca) was founded in 1934 with the aim of bringing together different collections related to the Penedes region. The permanent exhibition at the VINSEUM is dedicated to the vineyard and wine, and the close connection these have with the Penedes region and Catalonia. The journey starts on the third floor of the Royal Palace and ends with a cava or wine tasting in the tavern of the museum.. VINSEUM will take you on a journey through the stories of wine, to rediscover the footprints it has left us, from its origins to the present time, from the land where the vine stems to the sensorial explosion of wine tasting. Come and experience!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Frank Geisler 🇨🇭
Zurich, Switzerland15,186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
We came for a short visit and enjoyed the great interior. Everything was very neat and probably only recently refurbished. There is also a nice little winebar which tasty local wines and cavas.
Written January 23, 2016
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Dear FrankGeisler, thank you for your opinion. We keep working every day to make sure the visit to Vinseum is a valuable experience for our visitors. You're right. The museum was completely refurbished in 2012. We hope to see you again in our facilities. All the best, Cecilia Jané
Written January 25, 2016
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Alexander S
Barcelona, Spain16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
The museum covers not only Penedes winemakeing history but the whole process from growing plants to consuming the product.
I would strongly recommend renting audioguide (no additional charge) which makes the visit much more complete and interesting. Of course it takes time to listen to the narrative, which sometimes is too detailed. Just skip the part you find boring and keep going - without the audioguide you'll miss a lot. The exhibition is not interactive and the audio guide provides a lot of background info and answers questions about the items of the collection.
The ticket also includes a glass of wine at the bar on the ground floor of the museum. It is a good idea to combine the visit with a trip to one of the wineries located around the town - you may book your tour through local tourist information office.
Written May 27, 2014
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Thank you for expressing your opinion about VINSEUM. We really welcome all visitors opinions as we are convinced they will help future visitors. All the best from Vilafranca del Penedès, Cecilia Jané Comunicació at VINSEUM
Written May 30, 2014
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⚡RawT⚡
Isle of Wight, UK7,009 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
Wasn't quite sure what to expect as from the outside it looks rather like a bar with a gift shop attached! Upon entering we asked the young lady what exactly "this" was, after her explanation we decided to give it a whirl. It's only7 euros for standard admission, this includes use of headphones and preloaded iPod and a glass of wine at the end of your visit. The tour starts on the 3rd floor and works its way down to the groundfloor and wine taste. The museum takes you through the history and methods of wine making, concentrating on examples from the Penedes area. On each floor there are language specific video presentations as well as hundreds of exhibits. - We listened to all of the *starred* exhibits plus around 30% of the others- as each also has a short written explanation. We entered at 12.30, had only done 2 floors by 2pm when they close for lunch ! So after a lovely lunch at Miquel Soria ( 50 metres on same side) we returned after 4pm to resume our visit. In all we spent 3 hours in the museum, followed by our glass of wine. The bar itself has lots of wines to choose from plus a good small snack selection- seems very popular with the locals as you can use the bar and covered courtyard for "free".
The 2 girls at the entrance desk are very helpful
There is a lift to all floors, so suitable for disabled visitors
Written October 9, 2013
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Brighton9
East Sussex, UK418 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The museum was quite interesting but they can't decide whether they want to be informative or entertaining so do neither especially well. The exhibits could be interesting if they were better explained. There is a multilingual electronic guide but it has too much flowery waffle rather than providing information. It's a great concept so I hope they can improve it. The tasting at the end was disappointing - a bored woman poured a glass of Cava but nothing else was offered, so missing an opportunity to promote a range of Penedes wines. It is within walking distance of Vilafranca railway station.
Written June 22, 2017
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Thankyou Brighton9 for your opinion. We will take into account what you say, especially in retaion with the wine tasting. We work to improve day by day and the opinion of our visitors is essential. We hope to see you again in Vilafranca. All the best,
Written July 18, 2017
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Antti K
Helsinki, Finland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Kids (2-6 year olds) loved the place as well and were engaged through the whole exhibition. Free glass of wine at the end was a nice touch👌
Written July 13, 2019
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Thank you for giving your opinion 435anttik. It's nice to hear that the whole family enjoyed the experience at VINSEUM
Written July 17, 2020
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Peter E
Jarfalla, Sweden124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Can clearly recommend this for anyone who is curious on wine. Super nice staff and an exhibition that leads through the most of the most needs to know about wine. A nice bonus is that they offer a glass of cava at the end
Written July 12, 2018
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Thank you for your opinion Peter E. We like to know that our visitors have a nice experience when visiting the museum. We look foward to your next visit to Vilafranca;)!
Written August 25, 2018
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dax j
nowhere342 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We visited on a tuesday, it was free entry with a free glass of wine at the end - what's not to like really?

There is an audio guide, i am not a fan of audio guides but i thought i would try this out. For me there is far too much information on there, i think there are more than 400 items with audio to listen to, i gave up after number 3

So i just wandered round instead, not really sure what to make of it really - We had just come from a visit to a local winery so i guess our hopes were quite high - i am not really sure what this museum is trying to say really - maybe less really is more?

The wine at the end was very good, but i think this is an opportunity lost - with little information given about the wine we were drinking or why this museum was serving this wine or where it was from or the makers or anything - i get more information at a bar

I would recommend going when its free to visit, if we had left after paying 14 euro for both of us i might have been slightly disappointed
Written June 10, 2018
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Thank you for your comments dax j. We will take into account what you say to improve the visitors' experience. We hope to see you soon in Vilafranca
Written August 25, 2018
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soaringflute
Hereford, UK55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Visit well worth the €7 per person. Very informative although I don't think the audioguides added anything. Lockers available to stow baggage during the visit. Free taste of the wine in the attached taverna afterwards.
Written September 24, 2017
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Thank you for giving your opinion soartingflute. We hope to see you again in Vilafranca!
Written October 5, 2017
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zebede65
Seaford Rise, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
we stumbled on this museum during a visit to Plaça de Jaume I, Vilafranca del Penedès, we had to stop and taste some local wine, it was a great way to spend part of the afternoon. excellent wines , great server and good price
Written June 11, 2017
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Thank you very much for your comment zebede65. We are happy to hear that you had a nice time at the museum. In VINSEUM we consider the tavern our last showroom because it allows visitors to experience with the senses everything that has been seen throughout the permanent exhibition of the museum. We hope to see you again soon in Vilafranca del Penedès
Written June 16, 2017
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Viv H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Included in the small entrance fee is a glass of excellent wine. Reduced rates for OAPs
The exhibition is very interesting, audio guide provided free.
Written March 21, 2017
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