One of the most prominentcultural activities of the month of May in Madrid are the International Museum Day and the Museum Night.
The celebration of International Museum Day every year the May 18, which this time coincides with a Saturday.
This day dedicated to museums has been celebrated around the world since 1977, and in the last edition of 2018 activities were scheduled in more than 36,000 museums in 157 countries around the world.
Office of the Cerralbo palace in Madrid
He International Museum Day 2019 Its motto is «Museums as cultural axes: the future of tradition«, With what we want to highlight the importance of technology as a means to reach beyond the usual public.
European Museum Night 2019
For its part, known asEuropean Museum Night 2019 takes place on the night of the same saturdayMay 18, with free access to the participating museums from 7 in the afternoon until one in the morning.
On this date more than 2,000 museums of the old continent They open their doors at night to participate in this initiative promoted by the Council of Europe, which was created in 2005 by the French Ministry of Culture.
An outstanding feature of these cultural celebrations is that the participating institutions offer the free entrance To all visitors.
Museum of Romanticism in Madrid
In this way, and by way of example, during Saturday, May 18 can visit for free some of the most important Madrid museums, As the Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Specifically this gives free access to the public throughout the day on Friday 18, and between 7 in the afternoon and one in the morning on Saturday 19, to visit both its permanent collection As temporary exhibitions.
Free Museum Day in Madrid
Here you can find more information about the most important museums in the capital, as each of them have specific schedules and schedules for these celebrations.
- Day and Night of the museums in the Prado Museum
- Day and Night of the museums in the Thyssen Bornemisza museum
- Day and Night of the museums in the Reina Sofía museum
In addition, here you have a program of activities in museums dependent on the Ministry of Culture, among which are the Sorolla Museum, Museum of America, Cerralbo Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Anthropology National Museum, Costume Museum and National Museum of Decorative Arts.<>