The aim of the Museum of the History of Catalonia is to put the history of Catalonia on display and make people aware of their shared heritage, and so help them identify with their national history. Therefore, the museum has been conceived in such a way that it narrates a story. To help it do so, it:
* collects and preserve objects that are relevant to Catalan history, and
* promotes and organizes activities that will further public understanding of Catalan history and academic knowledge of it, as well as cooperating with other bodies with similar aims.