Speciality Museums in Madrid

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Speciality Museums in Madrid

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  • Darlene
    10 contributions
    This is what an art museum should look like. We loved every second of the time there. They let you take pictures which is nice because some pieces you will want to remember forever. The walking was not remotely as much as Prado or Reina Sofia and that's what we liked about it. You do not need a million rooms to have a high quality collection that draws people in. The American/US collection they have up until October 16 is the most worth it. The exhibits were organized beautifully and we never got bored. My fiance loved this museum best of the strip of museums in Madrid. So if you can go, do not hesitate, DO IT! ❤️
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • DublinEyespy
    Dublin, Ireland401 contributions
    What a treat! This building is a stunning piece of architecture, currently housing an exhibition on how humans have portrayed themselves since the stone age. Excellent exhibition. Just outside the museum is a glorious vertical garden.
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • Ksenia O
    4 contributions
    There is a big exhibition, we were happy to see such a good models of ships. There was not enough interactivity like maps, videos. So if you are not into the theme it will be quite hard to understand the history of naval
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • TuulaTT
    Madrid, Spain353 contributions
    Nice little museum with huge collections and many things to see. Definitely worth to visit. Also there were a nice little coffee in there.
    Written 16 April 2021
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  • TheAviator0765
    Ripon, UK421 contributions
    If you have more than a passing interest in aviation history, and are in the Madrid area, this is an essential visit.

    I drove there; although GPS will happily direct you, it's a bit of a late -notice exit off the E-90; a short slip lane and then a hard 90 right to a narrow humped-back bridge over the railway line. At first, you may be a bit confused as it seems you are driving into a military base (indeed you are) but follow the signs to the car park and you'll be just fine.

    Access is through a small visitors' entry cabin. Make sure you have photo ID, and I paid just 3 euros entry fee.

    Immediately you'll be faced with the outside aircraft park. Here you will find generally the larger types of aircraft that served with the Spanish Air Force, along with a fine collection of jet fighters (including some donated examples from Sweden, France and the former East Germany). Some of the larger types took a little tired, a common trait of aircraft parked out under a blazing sun; indeed the P-3A Orion looks half-derelict. But take your time walking around, there is also s small helicopter park and a memorial garden, including the tail section of a Afghan MiG-15, brought back from Herat when the Spanish forces left the country. Don't be tempted to step on the grass at any time for a closer look, the security guards will quickly witness your 'crime' and loudly blow a warning whistle.

    There are seven hangars to wander around, and these contained some real gems. On my visit, all were open apart from Number 6. You will find aircraft from the earliest days; some genuine, some replicas, but many set in excellent dioramas. These were fascinating, types rarely seen in the UK. Other stand-out items including aircraft that trail-blazed the routes over the Atlantic Ocean; aircraft from the civil war and a pretty extensive collection of helicopters. There are also comprehensive collections of aero-engines, uniforms, medals, paintings and artifacts of every description. It's quite easy to be overwhelmed by the amount to see in one visit, so be selective. Hangar 7 is exclusively a collection of scale models. Throughout there are interpretation boards in Spanish with a briefer English translation.

    There is a small cafeteria that sells hot and cold drinks and the smallest ever variety of snacks, and a small gift shop (which I was unable to get into as it was always occupied by visiting school parties and COVID regulations limited numbers inside the small hut).

    But for just 3 euros, this was an outstanding opportunity. I happily spent three hours on the site. The weather was perfect, and there seemed to be more staff than visitors which allowed me to wander around in a relaxed manner and take in the history of the Spanish Air Force.
    Written 10 October 2021
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  • juangroger
    Madrid, Spain18 contributions
    Amazing experience! Check online so you don´t miss it out. Free admittance but you come out ith valuable information of the times and advantures of prolific playriter Lope de Vega. I wish you can have as a guide Mrs Gemma, very educational, learned on the matter and with lots of jab-dropping anecdotes to share! A visit worth repeating!
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • SFTRVLR
    San Francisco, CA1,964 contributions
    Highly recommend. Super unique. Plan ahead and reserve. We found it on a website just the morning of and had no idea that we should reserve ahead. We were able to get in after a bit of a wait. A very unique experience.
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,590 contributions
    I passed by this monastery from Puerto Del Sol to Grand Via. It was closed so we could only take some photos of the place.
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • Blanka H
    31 contributions
    For me this wasn't the best touristic option to try in Madrid, but it could be an amazing spot for the ones who like crystals, fossils and different stones. I was a little bit disappointed in the end because I was expecting interesting animal fossils and bones, but there were too little.
    Have in mind that it is not a typical museum, there are many students talking and reading around the tables upstairs. Also, feel free to walk on your own and discover rooms on the first floor. Everything is free!
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • SG123
    Spain130 contributions
    Visited as a group of friends in our late teens. Be aware that reservation is now necessary but it is completely free.

    Very easy access from Sol Metro station and easy to locate. Inside the building is modern with funky architecture.

    The exhibitions area amazing (the telecommunications one is a little dull in comparison) but the colours and paisajes del luz ones were great.

    I’d definitely recommend if you have a free hour in Madrid.
    Written 5 September 2021
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,098 contributions
    This is an amazing museum in Madrid, close to O'Donnell metro station. The main exhibition shows the history of currency, coins and bills from Ancient times. It is a great way to learn about the history of different civilizations and cultures. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions like the one dedicated to Roberto Michel, an architect from the 18th century.
    Written 31 October 2020
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  • JimFinPortland
    Seattle, WA144 contributions
    Like all train museums, it will be appreciated most by train nerds. There is a great collection of old locomotives, mostly steam engines. Plaques are in Spanish(Castilian) and English. Beyond the locomotives are a few (but not many) other cars. There are also some exhibits beyond the rolling stock in the side rooms.

    Lovely look at the old Delicias train station.

    I'm rating it a 4-5 for train nerds and a 3+ for everyone else.

    Note: if you've been the train museum in Gijon (and I suspect that most of you haven't), the Madrid museum has more rolling stock and fewer other exhibits. These two museums complement each other quite well.
    Written 1 December 2021
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  • MadridMetroReviewer
    Madrid, Spain41 contributions
    Worthwhile visit of an exibition about the holocaust - a lot of exhibits - mostly well known fotos and items - a small Spanish element and well put together
    Written 3 February 2019
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  • Marcela
    Buenos Aires, Argentina904 contributions
    In the heart of Madrid, a place to take children & relive moments for those of us who keep alive the story of one of the most famous mice in the world !!!!
    The access is through a Gallery (on the ground floor is the ticket office) and the museum is on the 1st floor, the entrance has a value of € 4 and are limited per day since it is a small place and it is recommended to access small children over 5 years old.
    Great Family Plan!
    Written 24 January 2019
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  • Elena
    Gijon, Spain22 contributions
    Well chosen examples of clothing from the times Spain was an Empire until today. A five-minute walk from Ciudad Universitaria underground station.
    Written 16 April 2019
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