Contact details

Calle Alfonso XII 68
28014  Madrid  (Madrid)
Tel.:+34 915306418
Tel.:+34 915395995
Fax.:+34 914677098




The diversity of cultures

This was the first anthropology museum established in Spain, in the year 1875.

Located in a 19th-century building, the museum presents an overview of different cultures, with a view to encouraging intercultural understanding and harmony. Its collections comprise items from different places in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Its exhibits and activities establish the cultural similarities and differences that exist throughout the world and foster tolerance towards other peoples and cultures.

  • Designation: National museum
  • Content: Ethnology

Practical information


  • From Tuesday to Saturday From 09:30 to 20:00
  • Public holidays and Sunday From 10:00 to 15:00
  • Closing days: Monday

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


  • General: €3
  • Reduced: €1,50