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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona is situated in the Plaça de les Glòries, next to two of the city's foremost cultural facilities: L'Auditori and the Teatre Nacional. It brings together, the collections of several museums to showcase its vast heritage.

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona brings together, under one roof, the collections of the Museu de les Arts Decoratives, the Museu de Ceràmica, the Museu Tèxtil i d'Indumentària and the Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques, to showcase its vast heritage of more than 70,000 objects.

The Museu del Disseny is based on a common theme «From the decorative arts to design», and is dedicated to the culture of the object, focusing on pieces that are often from the everyday sphere, their design, manufacturing process, use and distribution, aesthetic and functional obsolescence, all from a 21st-century perspective.

The Disseny Hub Barcelona promotes the city's design and creative industries and is home to its design museum, the Museu del Disseny, the design centre, the Barcelona Centre de Disseny (BCD) and the arts association, the Foment de les Arts Decoratives (FAD). The building was designed by MBM Arquitectes, and consists of longitudinal base, part of which is located underground, and another standing 14.5 metres above the ground. The underground section of the building houses the conservation department and documentation and research sections, educational activities, offices, library and the bar and restaurant. The section above ground is shaped like a parallelepiped cut on the bias with a canopy projecting over the square. It houses the exhibition galleries, lecture theatre and auditorium. A lake outside connects both levels. The façade is clad in zinc and glass sheets that give the ensemble an industrial look with metallic reflections. David Torrents' LED light and sound installation is one of the highlights. You can use your voice to transform patterns of light in the ground.

The Disseny Hub Barcelona building has been built to the highest environmental-quality and sustainability standards. It generates its own energy through its photovoltaic pergola, the city's heating and cooling network, and ability to harness ground source energy and reduce the demand for heating and air-conditioning. The result is a reduction in energy consumption of 70%. The building has obtained sustainability certification A, making it one of the city's most efficient buildings.

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General details

Address: Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38 (08018). Barcelona
Phone: 932 566 800
Web site:
Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 8pm. | Closed: January 1st, May 1st, June 24th and December 25th.

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Accessibility details

The Museu del Disseny is free of architectural barriers. The building is wheelchair accessible.
Staff trained in assisting visitors with disabilities.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

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Tactile model of the building and its surrounding area, in print and Braille.
General information about the museum in print and braille.
Both the tactile model and the informative panel are in front of the reception on Level B (entrance at carrer Àvila), close to the public library “Biblioteca El Clot-Josep Benet”.
Tactile pathways on the floor.

Guide dog Tactile elements Braille Audiodescription
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The reception desks and the auditorium are fitted with induction loops.

Induction loop
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How to get there by adapted public transport::
The area is served by TMB buses number 7, 92, 192 and H12. They are all wheelchair accessible.
The Glòries metro station (L1) has a lift providing access to the lobby from the central platform via the Av. Meridiana exit. From the lobby, another lift takes you to the area close to the museum entrance.
The entrance is step free.
The museum is also accessible from the tram stops near Glòries station, TRAM T4, T5 and T6. They have step-free access and dropped kerbs.

There is a reserved, signed parking space for PRM near the entrance on Carrer Àvila (floor B).

There are two entrances to the museum: Plaça de les Glòries (floor 0) and Carrer Àvila (floor B). They both have step-free access.

The reception desks on floor 0 and floor B are 115 cm high.

Mobility inside the museum::
Two wheelchairs are available for hire.
There are escalators connecting the different floors but wheelchair visitors can use the lifts with a special card. Ask at reception for the card. The lifts are wide and can hold 13 people.
The interior of the museum is easy for wheelchair users to move around. The galleries are spacious and there is enough room between the exhibits for wheelchair users.
The museum has non-slip flooring.
There are seats in the galleries where visitors can rest.

There are adapted toilets on every floor.
There are baby-changing facilities on floors–1, B and 4.

Last update: 02/12/2019

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