Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition hall is dedicated to professor José Luis Maya, who, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, supported the first excavations that the Town Council and the CRAC made in Cerdanyola in the 80’s.

Cerdanyola, terra d’Ibers (“Cerdanyola, land of Iberians”) is the name of the permanent exhibition of the Museum. It occupies an area of 290 m2 and is divided into seven major thematic areas through which the Iberian culture is presented. Backlit panels, audiovisuals, reconstructions, and more than 500 archaeological items from the Cerdanyola sites combine to give a joint vision of the Iberian world.

En els límits del món (“At the edge of the world”) is the space of presentation. You can discover the origin of Iberian culture, the territory it occupied, the different peoples or tribes that integrated it and its evolution and temporary location in the ancient world.

Un paisatge deshumanitzat (“A dehumanized landscape”) is the space dedicated to what was the territory in Iberian times and the main Iberian economic activities. You can see how, for the first time, human communities began to significantly transform the landscape.

Pobles, aldees i granges (“Villages, hamlets and farms”) is the space dedicated to the form of organization of the Iberian Laietania. From three Iberian settlements of different typology excavated in Cerdanyola is exemplified how the great villages, such as Ca n'Oliver, controlled the region.

Una societat complexa (“A complex society”) is the space of presentation of a society divided into classes. Through the objects and other resources are identified the different social groups, their position within the community and the activities they developed.

Enlloc com al poble (“Nowhere as in the village”), is the space in which very different aspects of the everyday life of the Iberians are treated: the typology of their houses, the role of people according to sex or age within the family and community, beliefs, gastronomy, clothing and some of the great mysteries of Iberian culture.

La gestació d’un desastre (“The gestation of a disaster”) is the space where takes place the process started with the Roman occupation that culminated with the progressive disappearance of the Iberian culture and the integration of the ancient Iberian territories within the Roman Empire.

Després dels ibers (“After the Iberians”) is the space that closes the exhibition. It focuses on the medieval occupation of the hill, almost a thousand years after the abandonment of the village, and the process of recovery of the site and the construction of the Museum, a thousand years later.