The Museum is responsible for the archaeological heritage of Badalona. This institution organizes, coordinates and conducts the archaeological research undertaken within the term boundaries, particularly in the Roman Baetulo area, declared Site of National Interest within the category of Archaeological Site by the Generalitat de Catalunya (resolution issued on November 30, 1995, upon agreement of November 7, 1995, DOGC, n. 2146, December 22, 1995).
The town’s archaeological heritage is an invaluable source of knowledge which allows a fuller understanding of the town and its territory. Conservation is a particularly complex and costly task in the case of urban areas due to the fact that they undergo continuous modification and development and that they suffer from constant urban and social pressure.
Urban archaeology does not involve fieldwork but also the study and analysis of the materials and data obtained from various excavations. It also plays a prominent role in the recovery of archaeological pieces, which are incorporated into the Museum’s collections.