Room in the National Museum of Decorative Arts ©Turespaña
Ceramics in the National Museum of Decorative Arts ©Turespaña
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.
The National Museum of Decorative Arts is exhibiting several works of art by the Illustration degree students from the Arte 10 Art School in Madrid.More info
Rafael García is one of the foremost names in the transformation of interiors that took place in Spain in the second half 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.).
Tuesday to Saturday
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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.
Sep 01 to Jun 30
Closing days: Monday and Thursday
Admission free: Sunday and Thursday 5-8 pm. 18 April, 18 May, 12 October and 6 December.