Individual Friend

  • Free entry and speedy access to the museum.
  • Free entry (Tarjeta FEAM) or discount plus speedy access to a number of other museums.
  • Free, private guided tour of the permanent collection on specific dates.
  • Exclusive activities (courses, trips, seminars, guided tours etc.)
  • Invitations to the Friends’ Preview of each temporary exhibition with one guest.
  • Private guided tours of temporary exhibitions for 5€
  • Adding extra guests for 35€
  • 10% discount at our bookshop, on educational activities and audio guide hire.
  • 5% discount on our publications and in our coffee shop.

Special pricing

Under 31
30€
Above 65, pensioners or disabled people
60€
80€
annually
1 member / Guests +35€
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Other Friend types

The additional advantages to the individual for a Patron Friend are:

  • Free access with one guest
  • Invitation to the opening of each temporary exhibition
  • Invitation to our annual reception
  • Exclusive activities for Friends and one guest
  • Priority access for booking activities
  • Special gift of one of our publications

The additional advantages to the individual for a Friend of Honour are:

  • Free access with three guests
  • Invitation to the opening of each temporary exhibition
  • Invitation to our annual reception
  • Exclusive activities for Friends and three guests
  • Priority access for booking activities
  • Special gift of three of our publications

The additional advantages to the individual for a Friend of Honour are:

  • Free access with five guests
  • Invitation to the opening of each temporary exhibition
  • Invitation to our annual reception
  • Exclusive activities for Friends and five guests
  • Priority access for booking activities
  • Special gift of a publication of each exhibition

Frequently asked questions

Being a friend of the museum allows you to see both the permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions? Do I have to pick up a ticket at the box office?

The Friends of the museum have direct access to the entire museum, it is not necessary to go through the ticket counter or information desk. It is enough to show the Friend Card and the Identity Card (DNI) in the access controls of the permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Do the Friends of the museum have to wait in line?

No, the Friends of the museum can always access without queuing at the ticket office or access to the access control of the rooms they want to visit.

How long is the subscription valid?

The subscription includes a calendar year, from the month in which the Friend is registered until the end of the same month of the following year.

Can I buy a subscription for several years?

You can direct the payment of the fee for your convenience, the card is renewed every year.

How long does it take to get the Friend Card to my home?

Approximately 15 days. It is sent by certified mail and it takes time for the transport company to arrive. If you need a specific date, you can contact us to arrange it and pick it up at the Museum by calling: +34 914 294 310

Once received, do you have to do something to activate the Amiga card?

It is updated automatically. When you receive your card it will be activated, you can use it directly without having to carry out any other procedure. Only the card will be sent without activating in the case that you have to prove, by means of a valid document, your condition as a young person (under 31 years of age) or your reduced status (over 65 years of age, retired, pensioner or disabled person). After the presentation of this document you will activate the card.

Which document is valid to prove my age, my condition as a pensioner or a person with a disability?

For those over 65 or under 31, any official document that shows your date of birth (ID, passport, driver's license, etc.).
For pensioners, retirees and people with disabilities, any document or official card that proves their condition (health card, document of recognition of the degree of disability or retirement, etc.).

How do I renew the Friend Card?

a) If the payment is domiciled, a few weeks before the end of your annual subscription, you will receive a letter or email reminding you that, unless you indicate otherwise, we will proceed to charge your account.

b) If it is another form of payment, (cash, credit card) you must process your renewal before the end of your annuity by contacting us at +34 91 429 43 10, through the web or by presenting yourself at the Service Point to the Friends in the museum hall from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In any case, a few weeks before the end of your annual subscription, you will receive a letter or email reminding you of your renewal date to continue belonging to the Friends of the museum.

Do I have to wait for the new card to arrive every time I renew my subscription?

When renewal becomes effective, the card is activated automatically. You will receive a sticker in your home with the new expiration date, which you must paste on the back, above the previous sticker. The physical card is always the same unless you change the mode (from Individual to reduced, for example) in which case you will be sent a new one. If you need a duplicate for theft, loss or deterioration you will also receive the new card at your address if you requested it at the time of renewal.

Why should we provide the NIF number?

The NIF number is requested with the sole purpose of preparing the certificate for the corresponding tax deductions in Spain. Being a Friend of the museum allows you to deduct at least 75% of the amount of the donation in the IRPF fee. (Income tax deduction: for the first 150 €, 75% of the donation, and the rest at 30%.) If in the two previous tax periods there have been donations, donations or contributions entitled to deduct in favor of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation for an equal or superior amount, in each of them, to the previous period, the percentage of deduction for the amount that exceeds € 150 will be 35% .The base of the deduction may not exceed 10 % of the taxpayer's taxable base).

Now that I am Friend, can I take my children to the museum?

All children under 18 can enter the museum free of charge by collecting a ticket at the ticket office. To participate in the activities of the Friends program you will have to register as Young Friends.

If I am a Friend of the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid, do I have access to the Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga?

Since April 2013, all the Friends of the museum can purchase the entrance to the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga with a 50% discount and enjoy a 10% discount in the museum shop. To benefit from the respective discounts, it is essential to prove your status as a Friend of the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, by presenting a card and D.N.I. The advantage is valid for the holder of the card and for the companions corresponding to each modality.

And to other museums?

As a Friend of the museum you have access to all the museums assigned and managed by the General Subdirectorate of the Ministry of Culture to which the FEAM card (Spanish Federation of Friends of Museums) gives access.

What information is necessary to give the Friend Card to another person?

The name and surnames are enough to register it in the database. Then you have to provide the complete information so that this Friend can receive all the information. (More information about Give art as a gift)

What is the additional donation?

It is an additional financial contribution to your Friends’ fee with which you will increase your support for the different programs developed by the museum. At any time you can make a donation or increase the annual contribution.

What is the donation of the Friends destined for?

All contributions are directed to the realization of projects of the Museum, such as restoration or technical studies of works.

Can the guests attend the activities programmed for the Friends? What is the difference between Guest and companion?

Any modality can include as many guests as you wish, who must access the museum always with the owner of the Friend Card and can not participate in the exclusive activities of the Friends.

The superior modalities are assigned companions who must access the museum always with the owner of the Friend Card and may also participate in the exclusive activities of the owner as long as he participates in them and accesses his company.

Do I have a discount at the Museum coffee shop?

All Friends of the Museum can enjoy a 5% discount at the coffee shop. They will only have to show the Friends’ Card to the waiter to enjoy the discount.

Come with your friends

Do you want a guided tour with your friends? From the Friends Program we organize it in opening museum hours. Request at least 15 days in advance to @email

What is the Friend Area?

Sending a request to unsubscribe from the email address through the Friends’ Area mailbox @email. Once the museum has confirmed the cancellation of said address, the Friend must repeat the registration in the Friends’ Area as if it were accessing for the first time.

How can I modify my access email in the Friend Area?

Sending a request to unsubscribe from the email address through the Friend Area mailbox @email. Once the museum has confirmed the cancellation of said address, the Friend must repeat the registration in the Friend Area as if it were accessing for the first time.

Need help?

We are here to help or to clarify any doubt regarding your subscription to the Friends’ Program. You can reach us via phone, email or face to face in the Museum.

Exclusive activities for Friends

We offer more than 32 activities per year only for Friends: courses, trips, etc.