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Opening hours and prices

Un museo abierto a todos

An open museum, in every sense

The National Museum of Anthropology wishes to be an open space to and for everyone, so its opening hours are literally as long as possible, so you do not find it closed at the only time which is convenient for you to come here.

On Mondays, we close in order to carry out those indispensable maintenance jobs, renewal of the permanent exhibition and preparation and dismantlement of temporary exhibitions, without bothering you. But we are opened during the rest of the week, and most holidays in the morning. We even try to open some holidays in the afternoons so you can be free to make the most of these rest days. We are even opened some nights, on special occasions during the year, as well. We announce these extraordinary openings well in advance on this website, our Facebook page, and in our agenda. Make sure to see them.

In addition, in order to make sure that nobody is kept away from the museum for economic reasons, the ordinary price for entrance is quite low from Tuesday to Friday in the morning and it is completely free every Saturday afternoon, on Sunday, and on some special days during the year. And many people are entitled to reduced prices or free entrance because of their age or social situation. Check whether this is your case in the list below.


Groups: the maximum number of people allowed in groups visiting the museum on a normal basis is 25.

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 to 20:00
  • Sunday and holidays: 10:00 to 15:00
  • Closed every Monday in the year, January 1st and 6th, December 24th, 25th and 31st and one local holiday.


Applicable to everyone, regardless of their nationality or place of residence.

  • Normal entrance: €3
  • Reduced entrance price: €1.50
    • Groups consisting of minimum of eight people and a maximum of 25 should apply beforehand a minimum of 15 days in advance. Except for those consisting of people who can enter free of charge as specified in the section Free entrance*.
    • Cultural volunteers. With accreditation.
    • Youth hostel card holders. Presenting card.
  • National Anthropology Museum annual card: €25
  • "City Museums" pass:
    • "Eight museums in the city of Madrid": €16 (valid for 15 days)
    • "Four museums in the city of Madrid": €8 (valid for 10 days)
  • State Museums combined card: €36.06
  • Free entrance*:
    • Saturdays from 14:00 on.
    • Every Sunday.
    • May 18th (International Museum Day), October 12th (Spain's national holiday), November 16th (World Heritage Day) and December 6th ( Day of the Spanish Constitution).
  • Free entrance* (subject to accreditation):
    • Children under 18.
    • Over 65s.
    • Students between 18 and 25 years of age.
    • Youth card holders.
    • Disabled people. Each may have a companion who also has free entrance.
    • Legally unemployed people.
    • Pensioners.
    • Members of large families.
    • Members of certain associations (ICOM, APME, ANABAD, AEM, FEAM, Hispania Nostra y Urbs Regia.).
    • Members of the Friends’ Association of the National Museum of Anthropology
    • Staff of the General Directorate for Fine Arts and Cultural Heritage and of state-owned museums under it, and Prado Museum and Reina Sofía National Art Centre staff.
    • Teachers.
    • Official Tourist Guides (in the course of their work).
    • Journalists (in the course of their work).
    • Museum donors.
    • Cultural volunteers of the National Museum of Anthropology.
    • Members of MAV (Association of women in visual arts).

Entrance to some temporary exhibitions will also be free when expressly indicated (see the agenda).

We accept card payment at the ticket office (only for tickets, not for publications).

Order ECD/868/2015, of May 5th PDF, whereby public visits to the state-owned museums attached to and administered by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport and by the National Institute of Dramatic Art and Music are regulated.