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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.
TICKET General Reduced Free Groups ≥ 7
Thyssen-Bornemisza Permanent Collections €10.00 €7.00 Mondays
12.00 - 16.00
Edvard Munch: Archetypes €11.00 €7.00 - €9.00
Edvard Munch: Archetypes+ Thyssen-Bornemisza Permanent Collections
€17.00 €9.00 - -
Edvard Munch: Archetypes+ The Illusion of the American Frontier*
€14.00 €9.00 - -
The Illusion of the American Frontier €9.00 €6.50 - €8.00
The Illusion of the American Frontier+ Thyssen-Bornemisza Permanent Collections
€13.50 €8.50 - -
Picasso and Cubism in the ABANCA Art Collection - - Every day -
Tickets may be purchased on the Internet, at the ticket office and by telephone.

*The time you choose, when you purchase this combined ticket, will refer to access to the Edvard Munch. Archetypes exhibition. The visit to the exhibition The Illusion of the American Frontier will be carried out that same day, taking into account that each last approximately one hour.

The entry time you choose when purchasing the combined ticket Temporary Exhibition + Permanent Collections will be the time of admission to the Temporary Exhibition. If on the given date you don´t have enough time to visit the Permanent Collection, the ticket may be used for up to one month after the visit date to the Temporary Exhibition.

Audio Guides Prices

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

Information on Admission, Fees and Cards

The Museum offers two different types of admission tickets:
- Individual Admission Ticket;
- Group ≥ 7 Admission Ticket.

There are three different fees for Individual Admission:
- standard;
- reduced;
- free.

The Group ≥ 7 Admission Ticket has one standard admission fee.

Also, the following joint admission tickets include the visit to part of the Thyssen-Bornemisza exhibitions:
- Paseo del Arte Card;
- Madrid Card;

For more information on who can obtain a ticket that is reduced or free of charge, and for further information on cards, please see details below.

For full information on the different types of tours (self-led, guided), please click here.

Reduced Admission Tickets (with valid ID)

  • Over 65's
  • Pensioners
  • Students
  • Youth Card holders
  • Faculty of Fine Arts teachers
  • Members of large families (this status must be accredited)
  • Disabled with 33% rating

Free Admission Tickets

  • Children under twelve years of age accompanied by adults
  • ICOM Memberships
  • Citizens who are officially unemployed
  • Free entry to the Permanent Collections on Mondays between 12.00 and 16.00 thanks to sponsorship by MasterCard.

Individual reduced and free admission tickets purchased on-line

  • These tickets when purchased on-line must be collected in the Museum ticket-office set up for this purpose, the same day of the visit.
  • Status proof must be accredited with valid documentation required in each case (check the requirements for reduced and free admission tickets) both at the ticket-office and at the admission point to the galleries.
  • Please take into account this step in order to arrive with time enough at the access control when your visit is booked.

Admission Tickets for Groups ≥ 7:

  • Groups of seven people or more are eligible for the group admission ticket.
  • This admission ticket does not permit any individual concessions or free admission.
  • Read the terms and conditions of group tickets here.


Paseo del Arte Card:
  • This card includes one visit to the Prado National Museum, the Reina Sofia National Museum and Arts Centre and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
  • It is valid for one year from the date of emission at the ticket office.
  • In the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum it is only valid for the Permanent Collections.
  • General price: €25.60.
  • The Card amounts to a discount of 20% of the ticket prices of the three museums featured.
  • More information here.
Madrid Card:
  • Includes the visit to the Museum Permanent Collections with priority Access.
  • You may purchase the card at the Museum ticket offices as well as at other points of sale.
  • Valid for one visit and it does not include access to the temporary exhibitions at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
  • More information about prices and details, click here.

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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