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Museo del Traje

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Address: Avenida Juan de Herrera 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 915 49 71 50
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Out of the way, but worth a visit

This museum is on the outskirts but we combined it with a visit to the Museum of the Americas which is just down the road. Obviously you will find the museum more worthwhile if... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just a short ride on the metro to the Ciudad Universitaria station gets you in the proximity of Museo del Traje. Perhaps the most fascinating and perfectly organised museum I have ever visited. Not knowing much about fashion histyory of Spain and Europe, I have emerged very much richer with the knowledge after this visit. The exhibition is structured chronologically... More 

1 Thank Victor V
Madrid, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building itself is beautiful and I liked the chronological layout inside the main exhibition. All the garments were very well displayed, with just the right amount of written information (in Spanish and English) about the materials, design etc. Some interactive parts and sensory parts which break things up a bit. Free entry on Saturdays after 2:30pm.

Thank rebecarosie
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

There is a surprising section in this museum devoted to bringing the history of fashion to blind people. A special path with raised floor markings designate the positions of mannequins in muslin outfits that can be touched to explore the changes in style and decoration over the centuries. In addition to the muslin-clothed mannequins, there is a series of unclothed... More 

Thank Lorraine M
Madrid, Spain
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74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this museum! I'm living in Madrid and working as an English Assistant and my Spanish roommates and I wanted to do something no of us had done before and this fashion museum was suggested. Great collection with interesting information about the way fashion has changed over time here in Spain and it was all posted in Spanish and English!... More 

1 Thank heathalandehaan
West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Situated on the outskirts of Madrid within the university area which is a lovely parkland site. The museum is a modern building and there seemed to be two areas. Ground level had an exhibition of pop star's clothes whilst the upper level (much bigger) had a wide range of exhibits including some interesting videos of the history of costume. There... More 

1 Thank ladybrr
Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Tino Casal was an entertainer and singer in Madrid in the 1980's. He was famous for his very extravagant costumes. These costumes were exhibited in this museum and they were quite interesting. He also sculpted and his sculptures of Roman heads was quite good. The museum store was quite good and my wife bought several items there.

Thank BennyMalaga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This museum has some incredible fashion pieces dating from the 1600s. It's only 3€ and an absolute must if you love fashion. Take the metro to Moncloa and it's a 15 minute walk from there. It takes between 1-2 hours to see the museum.

Thank JessPaige615
Cancun, Mexico
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I really enjoyed my time here, it is really interesting and the collections they exhibit are really nice and quite well chosen!

1 Thank TripsSC
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This museum is on the outskirts but we combined it with a visit to the Museum of the Americas which is just down the road. Obviously you will find the museum more worthwhile if you have an interest in costume. The exhibits are arranged chronologically with sections dedicated to shoes, bags, mantillas etc. Spanish designers, are highlighted, which we found... More 

1 Thank Ann8789
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We made time to visit slightly out of the way museum, and it was a highlight of my trip. I do work in the costume business, but even those with a more casual interest in costume and clothing enjoyed this museum. The pieces in the collection are in amazing condition and displayed nicely. There is lots of information in English... More 

Thank 257chloe

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