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Summer 2017 in State Museums

  • Children's activity at the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida.  © Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

    Children's activity at the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida. © Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

  • Children's activity at the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida. © Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

    Children's activity at the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida. © Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

  • Room in the Prado Museum, with Velázquez's "Las Meninas" in the background © Museo Nacional del Prado

    Room in the Prado Museum, with Velázquez's "Las Meninas" in the background © Museo Nacional del Prado

  
  


"Make the most of July and August to visit the museums run by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. They are open for longer and have a programme of summer activities for all the family."

Make the most of July and August to visit the museums run by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. They are open for longer and have a programme of summer activities for all the family.

As well as opening for longer than usual, the museums offer a series of special activities, which enrich the visit and make it more attractive: workshops, camps, guided tours, courses, concerts, etc. National museums promote the idea of being institutions that are committed to quality and society, and they are clearly devoted to customer service.

See below for special opening times and unique activities. For more detailed information check the website for each museum.

National Archaeological Museum:July, concerts in the 13th International Chamber Music Festival CHAMBERart 2017. July and August: temporary exhibition “José Latova. Forty years of Spanish archaeological photography”; “Piece of the month. Cycle: the human adventure” programme; independent workshops for families; workshops for children; guided tours of the museum, and self-guided tours with map-guide.

Altamira National Museum and Research Centre: July, August and September, programme of activities “Altamira with the family” and “Altamira for everybody”, with workshops, guided tours and self-guided tours with map-guide. Temporary exhibition “Art and Nature in Prehistory. The National Museum of Natural Sciences’ collection of replica cave paintings”.

National Anthropology Museum: temporary exhibitions: “Portraits of a new Congo. Photographs by María Primo de Rivera”, “Fernando Nguema and his Fang universe: roots and words of the Guinean forest” and “Pictures from an exhibition. The Philippines in the Retiro, in 1887”. July, summer camp. July and August: activities for families, the programme “(In)visible anthropology: from the storeroom to the display case”, and self-guided tours with map-guide. Summer concerts on Thursdays in July and summer film cycle on Thursdays in August.

Sorolla Museum: temporary exhibition “Sorolla in his paradise. The painter’s photo album”. Special late opening on Thursdays until 11 pm, with free guided tours. Self-guided tours with map-guide. July: watercolour workshop, activities for families, and guided tour of the Chamberí neighbourhood and the museum on 13 July.

Costume Museum. C.I.P.E: July and August, temporary exhibition “Little Black Dress. Photographs by Yolanda Serrano” and tours of the exhibition with commentary. Special late opening on Thursdays from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, and self-guided tours with map-guide.

National Museum of Romanticism: temporary exhibition “Karlheim Weinberger. In a circle of rebels” and self-guided tours with map-guide. July: family workshops, themed tours, guided tours on Thursdays; concerts in the International Classical Music Festival and the 13th International Chamber Music Festival CHAMBERart 2017.

Museo Cerralbo: July and August, temporary exhibition “Carlos Saura. Spain, 1950s”; self-guided tours for families and for adults; and self-guided tours with map-guide. In July, free guided tours of the temporary exhibition.

National Museum of Decorative Arts: July, August and September, summer camps, guided tours of the Imperial staircase, and self-guided tours with map-guide. Temporary exhibitions “Queer Cabinet. The museum reinterpreted homoerotically”, “Wabi-Sabi inspiration”, “What novels and stories tell. The book covers of Manolo Prieto. 1940-1957” and “Manolo Prieto today. His method reinterpreted by 7 design schools”.

Museum of the Americas: July, concerts in the 13th International Chamber Music Festival CHAMBERart 2017. July, August and September: temporary exhibitions “Trans Programme”, guided tours, lectures and round tables; self-guided tours for children “On the track of… the Viceroy’s Treasures”; and self-guided tours with map-guide.

National Museum of Roman Art: Temporary exhibitions “The Reefs of Time. Archaeology, Photography, and Literature in Mérida”, “Games and Toys in Augusta Emerita”, and “Mulieres. Women in Augusta Emerita”. July: lecture series 6: Encounter with the Classics and 18: Multicultural Rome. July and August: evening tours “Thursdays at the museum”; workshops for children and self-guided tours with map-guide.

National Sculpture Museum: special programme for the temporary exhibition “Son of Laocoön. Alonso Berruguete and Pagan Antiquity”. July: evening concert cycle “1001 journeys”, themed tours, evening tours, and workshops for children. August: film nights in the museum garden. Themed tours, evening tours, carving and polychromy demonstrations, dance and opera performances, self-guided tours with map-guide.

González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts: temporary exhibitions “Valencia in clay. Retrospective exhibition of the ceramic artist Vicente Espinosa Carpio” and “Obsessions. Exhibition of sculptors collective L’Eliana alCubo”. Course “Practical aspects of preventive conservation” and self-guided tours with map-guide..

National Underwater Archaeology Museum. ARQUA: July, MusaE microconcerts. August, dramatised tours on Sundays. July and August: guided tours, family tours, workshops for school students, self-guided tours for families, and self-guided tours with map-guide.

El Greco Museum: temporary exhibition “The Marquis of Vega Inclán, painter”; summer camp “What will we play?”, workshop for children, concert, and self-guided tours with map-guide. August: Independent visit with map-guide.

Sephardic Museum: Educamuseo summer camp “Remembering the synagogue”. July and August: evening concerts “Under the moon of Sepharad” and self-guided tours with map-guide. September: VOIX VIVES Festival (1-3 September); Sephardic Week. European Days of Jewish Culture (18-23 September) and self-guided tours with map-guide..

Cervantes House Museum: July and August, self-guided tours with map-guide.

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