Created in 1988, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation pioneered a new formula for the private management of public assets in Spain, and its efficacy has been apparent ever since the museum opened its doors in October 1992. Since that time, both the museum and the foundation that manages it have grown and evolved, expanding the collections and facilities with the addition of the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection as a long-term loan in 2004 and the extension of the Villahermosa Palace, as well as increasing the number and variety of activities, temporary exhibitions and educational programmes. The team of people who makes the institution’s daily existence possible has also been augmented, but the motor that keeps the foundation running smoothly has always been their drive and motivation.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 7pm. Closed on Mondays. Ticket desks close at 6.30pm. The Galleries will be emptied five minutes before closing time. Opening hours on 24 and 31 December are 10am to 3pm. The Museum is closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection + Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
Temporary exhibition Ghirlandaio and Renaissance Florence
Thyssen-Bornemisza Collections + Ghirlandaio and Renaissance Florence
The Museum’s Information Desk has information for visitors on all aspects of the Collection and the cultural programmes organised by the Museum. There are general information leaflets in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Catalan, Valencian, Basque and Galician. There are also leaflets in Braille.
Special Needs Visitors
Rules of Entry to the Museum
Shpo and Bookstore