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Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting
in the Pérez-Simón Collection

From 25 June to 12 October 2014 (extended closing date)

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
The Roses of Heliogabalus (detail)
Oil on canvas
132.7 x 214.4 cm

Pérez-Simón Collection, Mexico

Carmen in Spanish collections

From 7 October until 9 November 2014

Special Collaborative Exhibition. Free entry

Pablo Picasso
Illustrations for Le Carmen des Carmen by Prosper Mérimée and Louis Aragon>
Bancaja Collection, Valencia
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are Museum’s the opening times?

    The Museum is open on Mondays from 12.00 to 16.00 and from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 to 19.00. The Ticket Desks close at 18.30.On Saturdays the temporary exhibitions remain open until 21.00.

  2. Do I need a ticket to get into the Museum’s Shop or Cafeteria?

    No. Both are open on the same days as the Museum. The Shop hours are the same as the Museum while the opening times of the cafeteria are 10am to 6.30pm.

  3. Can I pay at the Ticket Desks and in the Shop with a credit card?

    Yes. The Ticket Desks accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. In addition, you can pay in the Shop with Diner’s Club.

  4. Is the Museum free on any day?

    Yes, on Mondays there is free entry to the Permanent Collections between 12.00 and 16.00 thanks to sponsorship by MasterCard as well as on 18 May, International Museums Day, and during the activities organised in relation with “Museum Night” and “White Night”.

  5. How can I obtain a reduction on the entry price?

    The concessions are detailed here.

  6. Are there guided tours of the Museum?

    No, but we have an Audioguide service in German, Spanish, French, English and Italian for the Permanent Collection, and Spanish, English and French for the Temporary Exhibitions.

  7. Does the museum have facilities for disabled visitors?

    Yes, the Museum has lifts and ramps that allow for rapid, easy access to all the galleries and other areas. In addition, the cloakroom has free wheelchairs available for visitors with reduced mobility.

  8. Is the Cloakroom service free?

    Yes, you simply need to show your entry ticket.

  9. What is the Friends of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza?

    This is a programme with an annual subscription that offers members the following benefits: free access to the exhibitions at the Museum without queuing, option to take part in private guided tours of the Temporary Exhibitions, discount in the Shop, priority enrolment for courses and other activities organised by the Museum, a programme of courses exclusively for Friends, information sent by post on activities and a copy of the Museum’s magazine Perspectives, and the possibility of obtaining a tax deduction on the membership fee.

  10. Does the Museum offer activities for children?

    Yes, you can ask for a leaflet at the Information Desk that provides details of activities aimed at young visitors and adults. See also the website

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