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Tickets for Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza: German Expressionism & Permanent Collection

A privately collected paradise for art lovers

Permanent collection
Open Today 10:00 - 19:00
Temporary exhibition
Open Today 10:00 - 21:00
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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore one of the most extraordinary – and largest – private art collections in the entire world
  • See a crucial part of the 'Golden Triangle of Art', along with the Prado and the Reina Sofia
  • Take a themed audio tour to learn about topics like jewelry, food, fashion, inclusivity, and sustainability

Exhibitions

German Expressionism
Now on  - Mar 14, 2021

The collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family was for a long time an Old Masters-only club. But that all changed in May 1961, when the rebellious Baron Hans Heinrich couldn't resist purchasing a watercolor by Emil Nolde, ushering in a new modern chapter in one of the world's most illustrious private art collections, with 20th-century art and German Expressionism in particular playing a key role.

In 1993, the Spanish government swooped in and acquired a large chunk of the Thyssen private collection and its significant selection of German Expressionist works. These have been exhibited in the opulent galleries of the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ever since. Now, for the first time in decades, these works will be reunited with the ones that remained with the Thyssen-Bornemisza family, in this special exhibition on German Expressionism.

This unique exhibition will adjust the usual chronological order that Expressionist works are exhibited at the museum, in order to explore the creative evolution of Expressionism as a genre, its reception among the public and critics, and how the relationship between Baron Thyssen and his art dealers brought international fame to his immense collection.

Image Credit: Franz Marc, 'The dream', 1912, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Description

Make time in Madrid to see this spectacular collection of art, and then silently thank German-Hungarian industrialist Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon for making art collecting his hobby. Themed audio tours make this a rare and informative artistic delight!

The name may be hard to pronounce, but don't let that stop you from making your way to the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. It's one of the most extraordinary private art collections in the world, and also one of the largest.

Many of the big names are here, sometimes represented by just one painting. Start on the top floor and work your way down. Travel through history, from medieval art on the second floor through Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Expressionism on the first floor, all the way to Pop Art and the avant-garde on the ground floor.

Book a themed audio tour

The museum's excellent audio tours mean you can choose what you learn about as you explore the building. Uncover the hidden history of gems and jewelry on the Gems Tour, or learn the role fashion has played in aristocracy and royalty with the Fashion Tour.

You can also explore the permanent collection from the perspective of Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece with The Museum as a Reflection of El Quixote Tour, or enjoy a contemporary reading of concepts like gender, identity, and sexual orientation with the Inclusive Love Tour.

Insider tip

Las Terrazas del Thyssen, conveniently located right by the museum, is a great spot for an early evening cocktail!

Mick
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Ticket

What's included

Access to the permanent collection
Access to temporary exhibitions (if applicable)

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • Your ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can leave and re-enter the permanent collection

Venue

Opening hours

Permanent collection
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Temporary exhibition
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00

How to get there

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Paseo del Prado 8, 28014, Madrid
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Ratings & reviews

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Jul 31, 2020
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Perfect! It was easy purchasing our tickets. Just opened the Tíquets App at the museum entrance and walked right in!
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Feb 29, 2020
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Feb 11, 2020
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Beautiful museum, in fact you could spend days here. Calculate at least the hours for a quick tour.

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