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Music Museum

Music Museum

Barcelona's Museu de la Música takes you on a thought-provoking journey through the different periods in the history of music and different cultures.

The museum's collection of some 500 musical instruments is illustrated with audiovisual exhibits in English, Catalan and Spanish. You'll be able to hear Pau Casal's cello and an Indian sarangi, as well as excerpts of works by Albéniz for guitar and piano.

The museum has one of the world's most important collections of classical guitars and has outstanding examples by Antonio de Torres, the foremost Spanish guitar maker. Keyboard instruments, such as Pérez Molero's organ, Zell's harpsichord and Hauslaib's claviorgan are also iconic exhibits. The interactive gallery allows you to play a number of musical instruments and is particularly suitable for families with children.

Only for groups The Museu offers guided tours and a Classical Guitar concert: an amazing intimate musical experience with original instruments from the museum's collection. Visits under request.

The museum opened in 2007 inside the concert hall, L'Auditori, by the architect Rafael Moneo. It is home to the OBC-Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, and is part of the new architectural district close to the Glòries Tower and Mercat dels Encants.

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General details

Address: Carrer de Lepant, 150 (L'Auditori) (08013). Barcelona
Phone: 932 563 650
Opening time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10am to 6pm. Thursday, fom 10am to 9pm. Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 7pm. | Closed: 1st and 6th January, 1st May, 24th June, 15th August, 11th September, 25th and 26th December.

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Accessibility details

The museum has no architectural barriers. Wheelchair-accessible building.

The Museu de la Música is on the second floor of the building that houses the concert hall, L’Auditori, and the music school ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya).

The entrance is step free and separate from the main entrance to L'Auditori. There are lifts in the foyer to the museum galleries.

The staff are trained in assisting visitors with disabilities.
Reduced admission for disability-card holders and their companions.
Guide and assistance dogs are allowed throughout the building.
The museum offers guided tours and educational activities for groups of disabled visitors in English, Catalan and Spanish. Pre-booking essential.

For accessibility enquiries: Tel. 93 256 36 50 or email
Visual impairment
There are listening devices in some areas which visitors can use to listen to the instruments inside the display cases.

The interactive gallery allows visitors to interact with some of the instruments including the electric guitar or harp. There is also a model of an organ.

Magnifying glasses can be loaned from the Documentation Centre on the third floor.
Guide dog Tactile elements
Hearing impairment
Audiovisuals are subtitled.
Motor impairment
Parking: There are five reserved and signed street parking spaces (Carrer Padilla) for people with reduced mobility.

Entrance: Access is step free. The glass door is manually operated and 250 cm wide. There are lifts in the lobby to the second floor where the museum is located.

Lift: The lift door is 180 cm wide. Interior dimensions: 235 cm wide and 200 cm deep. Holds 33 people. The button panels are placed at a height of 130 cm.

Reception: The reception desk is 103 cm high.

Mobility inside the museum: Disabled visitors can get around the museum without any difficulties. The galleries are very spacious and wheelchair users can move around comfortably between the displays. The floors are carpeted.
The horizontal display cases are 80 cm.
Wheelchair hire available. Ask at reception.
There are seats throughout the museum where visitors can rest.

Toilets: There is an adapted toilet. The cubicle door is 96 cm wide. There is a fold-down grab bar on the left of the toilet. There is space under the washbasin to provide wheelchair users with frontal access.

Café and restaurant: The entrance to the café in the Auditori building outside the museum is step free. Self-service restaurant.
Cognitive impairment
The museum runs tours and workshops that are adapted to groups with special needs. Pre-booking essential.

Last update: 03/06/2015

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