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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

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Address: Pl. de les Glories Catalanes , 37-38, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 932 56 68 00
10:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona is the city's museum devoted to the arts...

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona is the city's museum devoted to the arts of the object and to design. The new centre is the result of merging the collections of four Barcelona museums: the Museu de les Arts Decoratives (devoted to the decorative arts and industrial design), the Museu de Ceràmica (ceramics), the Museu Tèxtil i d'Indumentària (textile and clothing) and the Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques (graphic arts). Clearly, then the common denominator amongst all these collections and between yesterday and today is the object and everything that it signifies or has signified and the contribution it has made: from its conception, creation and production to its use according to epoch and society, both at the craft and preindustrial periods and in the industrial or digital age. The new museum conserves heritage comprising more than 70,000 objects traditionally classified under the name of decorative or applied arts. These pieces, which range in date from the fourth century AD to the present, include such unique, internationally-famed collections as those of medieval fabrics, sixteenth-century Catalan enamelled glass and ceramic from Alcora, amongst others.

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Very interesting museum

The museum is in a very interesting modern building - the sort which makes you think "how did they build that" and "how does it remain standing"? It's situated in an open space... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane C
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you buy a Barcelona Card entry to this is free. We bought one on arrival in the city and used it extensively for travel & attraction entry. The museum is conveniently placed near Glories Metro station. The building itself is worth the visit, and the exhibition halls were varied and interesting, with multi lingual displays. Downstairs there is an... More 

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is in a very interesting modern building - the sort which makes you think "how did they build that" and "how does it remain standing"? It's situated in an open space not far from Glories metro station, the Agbar tower and Glories shopping centre. We were advised by a member of staff to start on the top floor... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting exhibitions and cool spaces, very close to many amenities like the flea market and the shopping mall

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This museum was a very pleasant surprise since we had never heard of it on our previous stays in Barcelona. It is interesting architecturally, and has very impressive collections. The museum is beautifully laid out and organized on 4 floors, well-curated and extensive, ranging from the 3rd century to the 20th. We especially enjoyed the diverse costume collection, as well... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you are interested in Design, then this is for you. Graphic design, costume, ceramics, furniture - it's all there, intelligently laid out.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Four flors of nice and intresting iteams. Cloths, fernitures, grafics,and more stuff that the people of.catalunia gave in 500 years. The place is full of light and cool stuff we all enjoyed spebding 3 hours of fun and colours😍😊 a

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Sunday after 3pm this museum is free! Our 14 year old daughter is very interested in fashion design and this collection was excellent. It compared as well as and better than the Victoria and Albert collection in London and Palais Galleira in Paris. Lots of excellent information (the english is grey and a bit hard to see) and a great... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The museum has floors for clothing design, manufactured objects and wonderful handcrafted objects. Very interesting collections on all floors. The textile/clothing exhibit was fantastic - well curated with over a hundred pieces on show.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Take L1 and exit at station Glores you are right there under the shadows of Torre Agnar. This is a museum combining 4 others that recently opened in 2014. It has four floors devoted to one discipline each: graphic art, fashion, decorative art and lifestyle designs. Well worth the visit especially when you cannot differentiate any churches any more and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

As a fashion graduate and my partner as a product design graduate, we really enjoyed the permanent collection of artefacts on show here. Fantastic examples of Spanish design for a very moderate price. Highly recommended for any design students visiting Barcelona!

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