An 18th-century Neapolitan crib is on display in the museum’s main hall until 10 January 2021. It comes from the Isidro Brunete collection and has been loaned again this year for the Christmas period. The elements in it were assembled from the 1970s onwards and include particularly striking figures of the angels, the Mystery (the Virgin and Child and Saint Joseph), the Magi and the setting. The latter illustrates 18th-century life at the time the crib was made, including street vendors, musicians, travellers, passers-by, shoppers, tavern keepers and others representing a wide range of trades, all accompanying the birth of Christ.

During the Christmas period the museum will continue with a varied programme that includes both the permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions German Expressionism from the Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection  and How to Tread Lightly. st_age expanded, an exhibition. Both are open at their normal times, apart from 24 and 31 December when they close at 3 pm, and 25 December and 1 January when the museum is closed. Due to restrictions on visitor numbers advance ticket purchase is recommended from the museum’s website or by phone.

EducaThyssen family visits will also continue during the school holidays although with special Christmas times:Wherever you go, I’ll be there for families with children aged 3 to 6, and More united, for children aged 7 to 12. These late families have also available the tourThe City for travelling Families, in a special Christmas edition of Family Thyssen program on Sundays, December 27 and January 3.

Both the cafeteria and the book and gift shop will be open to the public, offering a wide range of designer items inspired by the temporary exhibitions and by works in the collection. These original gift ideas for Christmas are also available from the museum’s online shop.