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The Illusion of the American Frontier

From 03 November 2015 to 07 February 2016

Early booking is recommended

Edward S. Curtis
An Oasis in the Badlands (detail), 1905
Photography, gelatin silver. 15.2 x 20.2 cm
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.

Visitor Services

The Museum’s Information Desk has information for visitors on all aspects of the Collection and the cultural programmes organised by the Museum. There are general information leaflets in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese and Russian. There are also leaflets in Braille.

  • Cafeteria-Restaurant


    Here we serve a range of drinks, sandwiches and pastries as well as a carefully selected restaurant menu. The cafeteria is located on the ground floor.
    Tel: (+34) 369 01 22

    Opening Times:

    -Monday: 12.00 - 16.00
    -From Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 19.00
    -Saturday: 10.00 - 21.00

  • Las Terrazas del Thyssen

    Las Terrazas del Thyssen

    An outdoor bar and café divided into different levels with views of the garden and direct entrance from Calle Zorrilla.

    Opening Times*:

    -Mondays: 12.00 - 16.00
    -From Tuesday to Sunday: 12.00 - 19.00

    *Open during Spring-Summer (subject to weather conditions).

  • "El Mirador del Museo" restaurant

    Located in the 5th floor in the terrace looking over to Paseo del Prado. A perfect place to enjoy a classical Mediterranean menú. (Only opens in Summer).

  • Thyssen Shop & Bookstore

    Thyssen Shop & Bookstore

    Our Shop/Bookstore offers a selection of the Museum books and other publications, postcards, posters, t-shirts and a wide range of exclusive articles and gift items related to the Museum Collection and the temporary exhibits.

    Located in the Ground Floor, the access to the Shop does not require museum entry.

    Shop hours: Mondays 12.00 to 16.30. Tuesdays to Saturdays 10.00 to 19.30 & Sundays 10.00 to 19.10.

    Visit our Online Shop & Bookstore. Payment accepted with Visa, Mastercard & American Express. International shipping.

  • Audio guides

    Audio guides

    The museum has audio guides available for the tour of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection and the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. The guides offer commentaries on the most important works in both of these collections. They are available in Spanish, English, German, French and Italian and can be rented from 10.00-18.00.

    • General (Permanent Collections): € 5,00
    • Temporary Exhibition: €4,00
    • Combined Permanent Collecctions + Temporary Exhibition: € 7,00

  • Special Needs Visitors

    Special Needs Visitors

    The Museum has lifts, telephones and toilets specially adapted for visitors with special needs. Wheelchairs are available at the Cloakroom. There is a leaflet and signs in Braille.

  • Rules of Entry to the Museum

    Rules of Entry to the Museum

    For security reasons it is not permitted to enter the galleries with rucksacks, sport or travel bags, suitcases or briefcases, umbrellas, food, drink, painting materials or other items that may cause damage to the works of art (including tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, etc.).

    • We ask visitors not to make or receive telephone calls in the gallery rooms. We also ask you to always use your headsets or earphones to listen to your mobile apps.
    • Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the galleries in compliance with Law 28/2005, article 7.j, of 26 December 2005.

    Detailed conditions for privately-guided groups can be found here.

  • Cloakroom


    All objects such as umbrellas, rucksacks, suitcases, large bags, toys, balloons and balls must be left in the cloakrooms. For security reasons, items too large to pass through the scanner are not allowed and for hygiene reasons, nor animals nor plants. This free service also provides cane-seats (only available during visit to the Permanent Collection), baby pushchairs and wheelchairs available for visitor use.

  • Lost Property

    Lost Property

    Please go to the Information Desk.

  • Free wifi at the Museum

    Free wifi at the Museum

    To access the free wifi, activate your device, look for the “mtb_free” signal and fill in a registry. The service lasts for 4 hours.

  • Other Visitor Services

    Other Visitor Services

    Public telephones and Mother and Baby room.

Visitor information

    • Advanced ticket purchase Edvard Munch: Archetypes
    • We recommend that you buy your tickets in advance online, by phone or at the Museum’s ticket desks. In order to limit visitor numbers and to ensure that you see the works in comfort, entry is by timed slot every 15 minutes. Please remember that the last entry slot is one hour before closing.

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