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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

Go to museum's collections
  • Reliquary to ward off evil. Ethnological Heritage Research Centre. Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Reliquary to protect from evil

    This item is connected to historic popular religiousness. It shows a type of belief that is still very much alive, in which religion is close to superstition.

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  • Delphos Dress. Costume Museum. Ethnological Heritage Research Centre. Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Delphos dress

    Satin dress with pleated silk, inspired by the Greek chiton, used up to the 1st century BC (especially as a tunic)

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  • Fan. Costume Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    "Pericón" fan

    Typical accessory used in the last two decades of the 19th century, a masterpiece by Valencian fan-makers.

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  • Cape. Roberto Capucci © Ministerio de Cultura

    Cape by Capucci

    This almost impossible structure combines ruffles, curved pleats and notes of colour.

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  • Advertising poster. Hermanos Arrufat S.A. Costume Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Advertising poster

    Chromolithograph on cardboard, a good example of clear and direct advertising language.

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  • Jacket. Costume Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Jacket

    Together with long trousers and waistcoat, it was part of male nobility clothing inspired by the French military style.

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  • Horn cup. Costume Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Horn cup with animals and geometric shapes

    A horn cup used by shepherds to drink.

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  • Spoon. Costume Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Short-handle spoon from Salamanca

    A spoon carved out of horn, which shows a perfect technique and sober decorations.

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  • Skirt. Costume Museum, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura

    Skirt

    It is part of the outfit called "vaquero hecho a la inglesa" ("English-style dress"), a type of dress to wear in the court, which appeared in France in 1775.

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  • 'Fashion design by Pedro Rodríguez' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Fashion design by Pedro Rodríguez

    This fashion design on cardboard combines sections drawn in Indian ink with glued fabric in order to give the impression of three dimensions.

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Temporary exhibitions

  • A piece of jewellery from the exhibition © Museo del Traje

    Wearing jewels. Fashions and models

    Through the exhibition of diverse jewellery, the exhibit proposes getting to know the evolution of these precious objects that are very linked to the different historical moments at which they were created.

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  • Models by Marbel (left), Pedro del Hierro (centre) and Elio Berhanyer (right) © Museo del Traje. CIPE

    Spain in fashion

    This exhibition sets out to highlight the international potential of Spanish fashion through its history and its most notable creators.

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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

Closed: Mondays, 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

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