Location

Madrid

Reservations

visitasman.grupo@mecd.es
Tel.: +34 915780203

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Description

The history of civilisations

Created by Queen Isabella II, it is located next to the National Library.

The museum came into being at the end of the 19th century, and was designed to bring together and exhibit items related to archaeology, ethnography, decorative arts and coins from a range of different institutions. The permanent collection offers a journey through the history of Spain from prehistoric times to the 19th century. Its collection includes excellent pieces from all periods and styles, including Egyptian sarcophagi and mummies, Hispano-Roman decorative art, Arab archaeology and Mudéjar stonework and ceramics. It has a library specialising in scientific publications on art, history, archaeology and museology. One of its most highly-prized treasures is the bust of the Lady of Elche.

Designation:
National museum

Content:
Archaeology


Practical information

Schedule

  • From Tuesday to Saturday From 09:30 to 20:00
  • Public holidays and Sunday From 09:30 to 15:00
  • Closing days: Monday

Closed: 1, 6 January, 1 May, 24, 25, 31 December.

Prices

  • General: €3
  • Reduced: €1,50
  • Retired persons: Admission free
  • Disabled persons: Admission free
  • Large families: Admission free
  • Children: Admission free
  • ICOM members and associations: Admission free

Services

Audio guide, Cafe, Disabled facilities, Facilities for babies, Guided tours, Left items and cloakroom service, Shop

Map


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