The Music Museum

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Rut Blasco Calafell
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The Barcelona Music Museum houses the collection of musical instruments and other objects related to music and sound. Housed since 2007 on the second floor of the Barcelona Auditorium, the Museum is composed of dirty 20, with musical instruments from every era and from all over the world. The collection of instruments is one of the most important in Spain, probably surpassed only by the royal fund of the Palacio de Oriente in Madrid.

The collection of the Music Museum

The main path, Orpheus, is an invitation to the visitor to approach the world of music directly, discovering how it has been a vehicle of expression and communication between men throughout history. The Museum is structured along a main path, Orpheus, showing the evolution of music over time: starting with ancient civilizations, it continues with the birth and spread of polyphony, baroque, classicism and romanticism, up to the day of today.

The collection of guitars and stringed instruments in general is one of the highlights of the Museum, as is the part concerning exotic instruments.

Another parallel path, the permanence of sound, is an exhibition dedicated to man's need to preserve music over time, introducing musical writing up to technological advances for sound recording and reproduction.

The visit to the Museum is completed by the Interactive room, where the visitor can try real objects and musical instruments.

Useful Information

The area around Glòries is full of things to do and see: you can visit the Museu del Disseny, 500 meters away, the Mercat dels Encants, the largest market in Barcelona, ​​or get to the Can Framis Museum, a center of contemporary art, or stop at the Parc del Clot, very special to see. The Music Museum is fully accessible with strollers or wheelchairs. Inside there is also a restaurant cafeteria.

How to get to the Music Museum

The Music Museum is located in Carrer de Lepant, 150, near Plaça de Glòries. You can get to the Museum by metro, getting off at the Marina or Glòries stops, both on line 1, or from the Monumental stop, on line 2. The Museum is relatively close to the Sagrada Familia: it is about 1,5 km away. 20 minutes of walking.

Working Time

The Museum is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10:00 until 18:00. On Thursdays it opens from 10:00 until 21:00, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 19:00. The museum is closed on Mondays, January 6st and 17th, April 24th, May 25st, June 26th and December XNUMXth and XNUMXth.


The entire entrance to the Museum costs 6€; the ticket instead reduced to 4,5 € for people between 16 and 29 years, people over 65 and groups of at least 10 people. Access to the museum is free for children under 16, every Sunday from 15:00 pm, the first Sunday of the month all day, February 12, May 18, September 24 and November 22, and finally for holders of the Barcelona Card.

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