This page is an essential guide to finding a museum in Madrid. Here you will find an introduction to the most popular museums, and we've also provided details of How To Travel To them, what you can see inside and how much entry tickets cost. There are also links to pages with more detailed information.
To make it easy for you, there is also a separate page with information about popular art museums in Madrid. See our Art galleries page.
The Royal Palace is one of the most visited museums in Madrid. It was built during the 17th and 18th centuries during the Bourbon era, and although it is no longer lived in by the Spanish Royal family, they still use it for state occasions. Inside you can take a tour of many of the lavish rooms.
Some of the more unusual rooms include the porcelain room, where the walls are covered with green and white porcelain.
The Royal Palace (Palacio Real)
Tel: +34 91 454 8800
Official website for the Royal Palace
Metro: Opera (Red Line, L2) or (Green Line, L5) plus 5 minutes walk
October - March: Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 18:00, Sunday and Holidays 10:00 - 16:00
April - September: Monday - Sunday and Holidays 10:00 - 20:00
Entry fee: €10.00 without guide; €17.00 with guide. Children under 5 go free.
Cheap rate: €5.00 for pre-arranged school groups, old age pensioners, students and the handicapped.
FREE entry to the Royal Palace with the Madrid Card
Disabled access is available.
This museum in Madrid was originally a house belonging to Jose Lazaro Galdiano, who was a writer, editor and financier. He lived from 1862 - 1947, and in this time built up an extensive art collection, together with many unusual items. For example you can see a cross-shaped pocket watch, that Charles V used to wear when he was hunting.
Museum Lázaro Galdiano
Street: C/ Serrano, 122
Tel: +34 91 561 6084
Official website for Museum Lazaro Galdiano:
Metro: Gregorio Manañón (Orange Line, L7) or (Dark Blue Line, L10) Plus 5 minutes walk
Núñez de Balboa (Green Line, L5) Plus 10 minutes walk
Rubén Darío (Green Line, L5) Plus 10 minutes walk
Timetable: Wednesday - Monday 10:00 - 16:30
Entry fee: €4.00
FREE entry on Wednesday's
FREE entry to the museum with the Madrid Card
Disabled access available
This is an interesting museum that is bursting with artefacts from Spain's colonisation of the America's. It is spread over 2 floors, and many pieces have been preserved since pre-historic times.
You can see ancient Mayan parchments dating from AD 1250 and gold ornaments from Columbia. The museum has temporary exhibitions in addition to its permanent displays.
You can enter for free on Sundays and also on the following dates: 18 May (International Museum Day); 12 October (National Fiesta of Spain); and 06 December (Constitution Day).
Museum of America
Street: Avda. Reyes Católicos, 6
Tel: +34 91 549 2641
Official website of Museum of America
Metro: Moncloa (Yellow Line, L3) or (Grey Line, L6, Circular) plus 5 minutes walk.
01 May - 31 October: Tuesday - Saturday: from 09:30 - 20:30
01 November - 30 April: Tuesday - Saturday: from 09:30 - 18:30
Sundays and public holidays: from 10:00 - 15:00
Entry fee: €3.00
Under 18s and over 65s enter for free.
Disabled access available
This Madrid Museum is all about clothing in Spain from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. There are rooms with clothing from different periods, and also temporary exhibitions.
Street: Avda. Juan de Herrera, 2
Tel: +34 91 550 4700
Official website of the Traje Museum
Metro: Moncloa (Yellow Line, L3) or (Grey Line, L6, Circular) plus 10 minutes walk. Or Ciudad Universitaria (Grey Line, L6, Circular) plus 10 minutes walk.
Timetable: Tuesday - Saturday: 09:30 -19:00
Sunday, public holidays: 10:00 - 15:00
Closed Mondays and 01 January, 06 January, 01 May, 09 November, 24 December, 25 December, 31 December
Entry fee: €3.00
Free entry with Madrid Card.
Free entry Saturday afternoons, Sundays and 18 April (World Heritage Day); 18 May (International Museum Day); 12 October (National Fiesta of Spain); and 06 December (Constitution Day).
In this museum you can see replicas of arsenal from the 18th century Spanish Navy. The history of the navy is told through paintings, weapons and charts. Each room details a different era in history, and you start with the 15th century and pass through different rooms until you reach the present day.
Naval Museum Madrid
Street: Paseo del Prado, 5.
Tel: +34 91 523 8789
Official Naval Museum website
Metro: Banco de España (Red Line, L2) Plus 5 minutes walk.
Timetable: From Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Summer hours: Closed month of 19 July - 01 September.
Closed: Every Monday, 01 January, Thursday and Friday, 01 May, 15 May, 16 July, 09 November, and 24 December, 25 December and 31 December.
Entry fee: Free
You can see the Real Madrid museum as part of the stadium tour. The museum is extensive and is full of trophies dating back over the teams' entire history. There is also a wall of photos of all the Real Madrid players there have ever been, and autographed shirts and boots from the first team. You make your own way around the stadium on the tour, and get to visit the VIP boxes, as well as the changing rooms.
Real Madrid Museum
Street: Pº de la Castellana, 144, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Puerta 3
Club Address: Avda de Concha Espina 1, 28036, Madrid
Telephone: +34 91 453 2902
Official website of Real Madrid Museum
Metro: Santiago Bernabéu (Blue Line, L10)
Timetable for tours: Days in which no match.
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 19:30
Sunday or Bank holidays: 10:30 - 18:30
The price of the stadium guided tour includes entry to the museum:
Children under 14 years old: €11.00
Real Madrid Fanclub Card holders:
Children under 14 years old: €8.00