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Join the Thyssen Friends community!
Amigos del museo

Advantages of being a Friend

Opens the door to an extensive catalogue of exclusive benefits:

  • Visit the museum for free, without having to queue.
  • Discover our temporary exhibitions with a companion, before anyone else.
  • Visit the permanent collection privately and for free with a guide.
  • Enjoy an extensive schedule of exclusive activities.

Discover all the advantages


Exclusive activities

The community of Friends enjoys a programme of exclusive activities with which to deepen their knowledge of the Thyssen collections, discover temporary exhibitions and keep up to date with the national and international art scene.

Guided tours

Programme of private guided tours of the Thyssen collections, the museum’s temporary exhibitions and the city’s major exhibitions. 


Annual programme of on-site or online courses for in-depth exploration of the permanent collection and the themes of the temporary exhibitions. 



Programme of local, national and international trips to visit the most iconic exhibitions and discover exceptional artists and sites usually restricted to the public such as large private collections or artists’ studios.

More activities

Young Friends Christmas Party @gore_vazquez_photographer
Young Friends under 35 years old have their own programme of activities designed by and for them in a participatory process.

Incredible discounts

Friends enjoy discounts throughout the museum. 

Joining is easy

Follow these four simple steps to start enjoying everything the Friend card has to offer. 

Choose a Friend category 

Choose the Friend category you are interested in and add as many companions as you wish.


You can register online, on-site at the Museum Friends Desk or by telephone.

Your card is now ready! 

Pick it up at the Museum within 72 hours. Home delivery will take about 15 days. The card is already activated and ready for you to enjoy everything the programme has to offer. 

Make the most of priority entry 

Enter the museum without having to queue. Show your Friend card and your ID at the access-control point.

Zona amigos

Private area 

As a Friend, you can access a private area  online to read the latest news, update your details or renew your subscription.

Amigos del museo participando en una actividad.

Priority in activities 

Book all activities in advance from the special entry section for Friends on the ticket page or by telephone.

Visita guida

Come with your friends 

Te proponemos un We have a great plan for you. Get your friends together for a guided tour at a special price of one of the permanent collection routes. Visit the Friends Area to book.

Amigos del museo en la zona de acceso

Discounts at other museums 

As a Friend, use the FEAM card that you will also receive to visit other museums. You may also enjoy a 50% discount on admission to the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga and free admission to the MNAC.

Visitante joven del Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
What do the Friends of the Museum think?
Listen to the conversation among Friends and the Programme managers

Friend categories and prices

We have different modalities and special prices for Friends and companions.

Young Friend

a year

€24 tax deductible

1 sole cardholder

People under 35 years old


a year

€48 tax deductible

1 sole cardholder

People over 65 years old, pensioners or disabled persons


a year

€64 tax deductible

1 sole cardholder

Do you always come to the museum with a friend? Add an EXTRA COMPANION FOR €35 A YEAR (€28 tax deductible) and always come with someone else. Activities are for cardholders only  

Become a Friend + a philanthropist!


a year

€260 tax deductible

1 sole cardholder + 1 companion

Become a Patron Friend and enjoy all the advantages of being a Friend, plus...
  • Invitations to the openings of temporary exhibitions.
  • Admission to the annual Thyssen-Bornemisza event.
  • Attendance with ONE OTHER PERSON at activities.
  • Priority booking of activities.
  • Receipt of one gift Thyssen PUBLICATION.


a year

€460 tax deductible

1 sole cardholder + 3 companions

Become an Honor Friend of art and enjoy all the advantages of a Friend, plus...
  • Invitations to the openings of temporary exhibitions.
  • Admission to the annual Thyssen-Bornemisza event.
  • Attendance with THREE OTHER PEOPLE at activities.
  • Priority booking of activities.
  • Receipt of three gift Thyssen PUBLICATIONS.


From €3.000
a year

€1.300€ tax deductible

1 sole cardholder + 5 companions

Support one of the world’s major art collections with all the advantages of Friend status, plus...
  • Invitations to the openings of temporary exhibitions.
  • Admission to the annual Thyssen-Bornemisza event.
  • Attendance with FIVE OTHER PEOPLE at activities.
  • Priority booking of activities.
  • Receipt of a gift CATALOGUE of each exhibition.

International membership

From €.5000
a year

Coming soon

1 sole cardholder

Become part of the international friends of the museum community supporting one of the world’s major art collections and you will receive:
  • Invitations to the openings of temporary exhibitions.
  • Admission to the annual Thyssen-Bornemisza event.
  • Five online guided virtual tours.
  • Receipt of a gift catalogue of each exhibition.
  • Receipt the welcome pack which includes the member card and FEAM card to use in other Spanish Museums.

Do you require further assistance?

We would be delighted to help you with any queries you may have. Contact us at the Friends’ area in the museum foyer, or by email or telephone. 

How does the annual subscription renewal work? 

A few weeks before your annual subscription expires, you will receive a letter or email reminding you of the date of renewal so that you may continue as a Friend of the Museum. 

If payment is by direct debit, renewal is automatic unless you instruct us otherwise and do not wish to renew. Your account will be debited automatically. 

If you have paid in cash or by credit card, you should contact us to manage the renewal before the end of your membership period. If you would rather pay by direct debit and forget about this process each year, do not hesitate to write to us. 

The card itself will remain the same and is automatically activated upon renewal. We are committed to sustainability and caring for the environment and therefore do not issue duplicate cards upon renewal.

How do tax deductions work? 

We ask for your tax number simply to prepare a tax deduction certificate, which you will receive at some time from March onwards. Being a Friend of the Museum means you can deduct at least 80% of the donation from your personal income tax. 

The income tax deduction is 80% of the donation for the initial €250 and 40% thereafter. If in the two previous tax periods you have made tax deductible donations or contributions to the Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza for an amount, in each, equal to or greater than that of the previous period, the deduction percentage for any amount exceeding €250 will be 45%. The tax base for the deduction may not exceed 10% of the taxpayer’s net taxable income.

After registering on our Friends Programme, you may request a document certifying your donation (albeit unnecessary) by sending an email to with details of your full name and ID document.  This is not processed immediately and takes approximately 10 days. 

What document can I use to prove my age, pensioner status or disability? 

For people over 65 or under 35 years old, any official document showing your date of birth (ID card, passport, driving licence, etc.).

For pensioners, retired people and the disabled, an official document or card providing evidence of their condition (health card, document certifying the degree of disability, retirement, etc.).

What is the additional donation? 

This is a financial contribution, on top of the Friend membership fee, with which you can increase your support for the Museum’s different programmes. You may make a donation or increase your annual contribution at any time.

All contributions received are assigned to the conservation and restoration of works in the museum, and to implementing a broad range of projects that bring culture to all kinds of audiences.

Friends Zone Hall in Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Museum Friends Desk

Monday: 12.00 - 16.00
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 19.00

Museum entrance hall.
+34 914 294 310
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