The International Museum Day


The International Museum Day (IMD) is celebrated annually on May 18; It is organized since 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and aims to raise public awareness about the important role of museums and in the development of society. During the IMD the museums organize a lot of activities, taking place on the same May 18, but can also start earlier or end after that date. The most attractive events of IMD are the open days with free admission to the museums and the celebration of The Night of the Museums.

The 2021 edition of the International Museum Day

The motto of this year's edition is "The future of museums: recover and reimagine". In 2021, International Museum Day proposes museums, their professionals and communities to create, imagine and share new practices of (co) creation of value, new business models for cultural institutions and innovative solutions to challenges social, economic and environmental of the present.

Visit the most important museums of Barcelona for free

On this day most of Barcelona's museums can be visited for free, among them, the most important ones like Picasso Museum, MNAC, Miró Foundation, MACBA and Tàpies Foundation. You can also access free temporary exhibition rooms such as the CCCB and CaixaForum.