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Clothing Museum. Ethnological Heritage Research Centre

Front page

  • Façade of the Costume Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Façade of the Costume Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Room with dresses by the designed Balenciaga. Costume Museum ©Turespaña

    Room with dresses by the designed Balenciaga. Costume Museum ©Turespaña

  

Category

Ethnography and anthropology, Textiles

Owner

State
Avenida Juan de Herrera 2 (Ciudad Universitaria)
28040 Madrid
Madrid

Telephone+34 915504700

Fax+34 915446970

E-mailmuseodeltraje@mcu.es

Websitehttp://museodeltraje.mcu.es/

Temporary exhibitions

A journey through the history of Spanish fashion in the global scene

The Costume Museum presents the evolution of fashion from the 18th century until today, with important work by important couturiers such as Fortuny and Balenciaga, with a carefully selected range of garments and accessories.

The museum shows the evolution of the idea of clothing regarding aesthetics, social practices and the views of the body in the past two centuries.

External looks are influenced by social changes. The different looks provide a wide range of interpretations of the female body, which have come with the different views of women in modernity. The search for beauty is a key aspect in all the clothing.
 

Essential works

Temporary exhibitions

  • Costume Museum. Ethnological Heritage Research Centre ©Turespaña

    Exhibition: Collections from the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum in Getaria

    The Costume Museum and Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum in Getaria are sharing the creations of the well-known designer Cristóbal Balenciaga for a year.

    More info

Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Sep 01 to Jun 30

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Closed: 1 and 6 January, 1 May, 9 November and 24, 25 and 31 December.

Jul 01 to Aug 31

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Thursday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Public holidays

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

Retired persons: Free admission

Students: Free admission

Disabled persons: Free admission

Large families: Free admission

Admission free: under 18s, 18 April, 18 May, 12 October and 6 December, Saturdays, from 2.30-7pm and Sundays.

Services

Guided tours

Audio guide

Accessibility

Lift

Multimedia

Find tourist information in the surroundings

Very interesting

Activities

Costume Museum building. Ethnological Heritage Research Centre. Madrid © Turespaña

Jan 15, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014

Workshop

Clothing Museum. Ethnological Heritage Research Centre - Madrid
Workshop for people over 65. Kings of fashion

Fragment of fabric. Spanish-Muslim. Mid-14th century. Granada. Lampas with gold brocade and geometric pattern. Costume Museum © Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

Oct 8, 2014 to Apr 5, 2015

Clothing Museum. Ethnological Heritage Research Centre - Madrid
Exhibition: Fabric for Fashion

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