The Night of the Museums is an initiative of the Council of Europe that this year reaches its 17th edition. Thousands of museums in more than forty countries open their doors to the public. In Barcelona and its metropolitan area (Badalona, Cornellà, Esplugues, L'Hospitalet, Sant Adrià, Sant Joan Despí, Santa Coloma), 87 cultural centers will be open free of charge from 7:00 p.m. on May 18 until 1:00 a.m. on May 19. But on the Night of the Museums, in addition to visiting them, you can also participate in numerous activities for all ages. To make the cultural experience complete, there are temporary exhibitions, concerts, dance, poetry, guided and dramatized tours, treasure hunts, workshops and a correfoc. In total, you will have access to 171 activities.

To access some spaces or to attend some activities or exhibitions you may have to make a reservation in advance.

Museums and exhibition centers featured in the Barcelona Museum Night 2024

In Montjuïc

  • CaixaFòrum: you can visit its three current exhibitions, attend a microconcert and participate in a workshop to create an audio-visual piece.
  • MNAC: plenty to choose from. In addition to visiting the important collection, you can visit its three temporary exhibitions, attend concerts (one with a cakewalk workshop (music production software) and enjoy a gastronomic offer in the oval room.
  • Fundació Joan Miró: the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
  • Montjuïc Castle: open doors with special lighting and live music. In addition, a guided tour in which you can discover spaces that are open to the public.
  • Archaeology Museum of Catalonia and Barcelona: visit the permanent collection (including the new section IMPERIVM: Roman stories) and temporary exhibitions, participate in a workshop and attend the historical recreation show Roma nos visita.

In El Raval

  • MACBA: good opportunity to see the many temporary exhibitions currently on display, and the MACBA collection, which you can learn more about if you sign up for the guided tour.
  • CCCB: you can visit the temporary exhibitions and attend a poetry slam recital.
  • Maritime Museum of Barcelona: to browse the two current exhibitions, participate in a guided tour of the museum and enjoy a mapping of the Drassanes and the Royal Gallery.
  • Palau Güell: you can visit this building created by Gaudí.

In the Gothic Quarter

  • MUHBA El Call and MUHBA Plaça del Rei: to immerse yourself in the history of Barcelona.

In Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i La Ribera (+ Born)

  • Picasso Museum: in addition to the permanent collection, visit the current exhibition and a musical video installation about nature.
  • El Born Centre Cultural: Why War? exhibition, a guided tour and a poetry recital.
  • MEAM: visit one of the most prestigious collections of figurative art, and a temporary exhibition.

By the coast

  • Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona: to discover the permanent exhibition Planeta Vida and two temporary exhibitions. In addition, you will be able to attend the Impro Show of natural sciences.

In the Eixample

  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: two temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection.
  • Sant Pau Modernist Site: discover the largest modernist complex in the world at an unusual time and attend a concert by the Joventut Clàssica Orpheus and a Lieder Jam by the Victoria de los Ángeles Foundation.

In Parc i La Llacuna del Poblenou

  • Design Museum: access to permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Mirador Torre Glòries: doors open to the sky and the impressive Cloud Cities installation.

In Sant Andreu

  • Fabra i Coats: Barcelona's contemporary art center: to get to know its two temporary exhibitions in free or guided visits, and to attend a live action linked to one of the exhibitions.

In Les Corts

  • Barça Immersive Tour: a 100% interactive museum to learn about the past, present and future of FC Barcelona.

In Pedralbes

  • Real Monasterio de Pedralbes: discover the Monastery with a guided tour. You can also participate in a kokedama workshop (Japanese cultivation technique) and visit the monastery's medieval vegetable garden.
From 7:00 p, to 01:00 am
Free event
the whole city

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Este fon de semana el museo de la ciencia es gratuito? Gracias

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 23:35
Ricard (not verified)

Hola Ricard:

Sí, de 19:00h a 1:00h la entrada es libre. También es gratuito el espectáculo Miradas al Universo.


Sat, 21/05/2016 - 13:41

In reply to by Ricard (not verified)

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