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National Museum of Decorative Arts

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  • Room in the National Museum of Decorative Arts ©Turespaña

    Room in the National Museum of Decorative Arts ©Turespaña

  • Ceramics in the National Museum of Decorative Arts ©Turespaña

    Ceramics in the National Museum of Decorative Arts ©Turespaña



Decorative arts


Calle Montalbán, 12
28014 Madrid

Telephone+34 915326499

Fax+34 915232086


Temporary exhibitions

Designing our environment

The aim of this museum is to interpret everyday life objects, together with the ideas, values and attitudes that have come with them from the 14th century to the present day. The aim is to contribute actively to a better understanding of the context in which they were made.

The museum focuses on design, in its wider sense and from a historical point of view. Nowadays design has a more active part in our everyday life, and this is explained in the activities (exhibitions, seminars...) and in the permanent exhibition in the musuem. Objects are not the only important part of design, but also how to create them and interpret them. The museum is based on this concept and its aim is to give value to the everyday life nature of these objects.

Essential works

Temporary exhibitions

  • Strawberry Thief by Morris & Co. Printed cotton fabric and analytical drawing of the fabric composition made in the National Museum of Industrial Arts. Ca. 1915 © Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas

    The way we were. The museum celebrates its one hundredth anniversary

    The National Museum of Decorative Arts (MNAD) celebrates its centenary with this exhibition that sheds light on the way it was in its beginnings in the early part of the 20th century.

    More info


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


Tuesday to Saturday

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays and Sundays

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closed: Mondays, Thursday in July and August, 1 and 6 January, 1 May, 9 November and 24, 25 and 31 December.


General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

Admission free: Sunday and Thursday 5-8 pm. 18 April, 18 May, 12 October and 6 December.


Cloakroom service

Programme of cultural activities

Educational workshops

Children's workshops

Guided tours


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Vase in the National Museum of Decorative Arts © Ministerio de Cultura

Sep 15, 2013 to Jun 30, 2014


National Museum of Decorative Arts - Madrid
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