Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum, run by the archaeological foundation Clos, is one of the leading Egyptian museums, and since it opened in 1984 it hasn’t stopped growing, both in its importance and in the number of items on display. In order to support this growth, various complementary activities are organised, all with the aim of introducing people to the Egyptian culture and history, in the most engaging way.
The museum has three floors, throughout which you’ll find the permanent collection, the various temporary exhibitions (on the lower level), the dedicated learning area and the library. There’s also a shop by the entrance, in which you can purchase books, papyrus paper and reproductions of objects from ancient Egypt.
A clear sign of the evolution and improvement of the museum’s permanent collection can be seen in the fact that the number of objects on display has increased from 300 to its current collection of approximately 1000. The exhibition of these objects, and a series of informative displays throughout the visit will allow you to immerse yourself in the history of Ancient Egypt and find out what daily life was like at the time.
THE STONE AND CERAMICS
COSMETICS AND EROTICISM
THE CHAPEL OF WORSHIP
WORSHIP PRACTICES IN TEMPLES
To complement its wonderful permanent collection, thanks to collaborations with some of the world’s most prestigious institutions and Egyptian museums, Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum offers its visitors some of the best temporary exhibitions about Ancient Egypt in the world.
Activities and guided tours
One of the benefits of the museum is the fact that you can take part in a guided tour, led by an expert in Egyptology, and this will make it even easier to find out about the traditions and culture of the time, as well as ensuring that you won’t miss any of the key exhibits.
As well as the guided visits, the museum also organises other activities from time to time, such as the dramatized evening events and children’s workshops, both for schools and families.
C/ (street) València 284, Barcelona.
7th January – 21st June // 12th September – 30th November: Monday to friday from 10:00 to 14:00 e from 16:00 to 20:00, saturday from 10:00 to 20:00 and sunday from 10:00 to 14:00.
22th June – 11th September // 1st December – 5th January: Monday to saturday from 10:00 to 20:00 and sunday from 10:00 to 14:00. (during easter holidays).
Closed: 25th and 26th December and 1st and 6th January.
General admission: €11.
Concessions: €8 (From 15 to 18 years old, students, registered large families or single parent and groups).
From 5 to 14 years old: €5.
Other discounts: “TresC”, “Carnet Jove” and various others. More information can be found at the ticket office.
Free of charge: Children under the age of 5, members of the ‘Club Súper 3’, members of the ‘ICOM’ (the Intenational Council of Museums) and members of the ‘Club d’Amics del Museu Egipci de Barcelona’ (the Friends of the Barcelona Egyptian Museum).