Music, film and fashion of the 20th and 21st centuries: posters, record covers, musical instruments and clothes of cultural idols - from Bob Marley and Jane Birkin to Dr. Dre and Rihanna.
Highlights: 70s poster for the film “Cannabis” starring Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg.
Marihuana and its use in ancient religious rituals in China, India and Central America. Explore historical artefacts, cave paintings and archaeological finds.
Highlights: a collection of religious and unconventional devices for smoking marihuana.
An entire hall is dedicated to The Club des Hashischins, the association of 19th-century French intellectuals led by the Parisian doctor Jacques-Joseph Moreau, nicknamed "Moreau de Tours", who studied cannabis and its effects on brain function. This club included such geniuses as Alexandre Dumas, Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire and Victor Hugo.
In addition, there are portraits, photographs and memoirs of no-less important hashish and marihuana-smoking celebrities who were not part of the Hashischins — Picasso, Shakespeare and others.
Highlights: portrait of Shakespeare with a marihuana pipe
Did you know that hemp has been used for centuries to weave ropes, make sails and craft clothing? Its importance to sailors is even commemorated by the statue of Columbus in the port of Barcelona: hemp leaves are braided around the central part of the column on which Columbus is standing.
Today, hemp continues to find applications in textile industry, with famous brands like Nike, D&G, Gucci, Chanel, and others utilizing hemp fiber. Moreover, its versatility extends to the military, construction, and, of course, the medicine. The museum is full of interesting facts about the history of industrial hemp.
Highlights: the "hemp" treaty between Russia and France, signed by Alexander II and Napoleon; weaving looms for hemp fiber.
There are two halls dedicated to the use of marihuana in medicine. As continuous research expands our understanding of the plant's medicinal properties, museum collection also keeps growing.
Highlights: medical marihuana billboards with portraits of Bill Clinton and other famous politicians; 17th-century flasks with prescriptions for medicines.
In addition to the main exhibition, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, for example an exhibition of cannabis-themed tattoos.
The museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and it offers guided tours.
You are allowed to take photographs in the museum and photograph the exhibits.
There is a souvenir store on the ground floor.
Carrer Ample, 35, Barcelona
+34 93 319 75 39
Every day: 11:00 – 20:00
Buy tickets (regular ticket 9 €, 0-12 years free)