Speciality Museums in Madrid

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Speciality Museums in Madrid

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  • Nayeli Vazquez
    Frankfurt, Germany194 contributions
    We enjoyed our time there. It’s on the smaller size but I think is for the better. I don’t enjoy modern art but I did enjoyed this museum. It was a fun quality to it… if that makes sense. Either way good museum.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Brooklyn478
    Brooklyn, NY379 contributions
    My husband always visits maritime, naval and military museums wherever he goes and I go along for the ride. I actually enjoyed the Naval museum in Madrid. It is located in a beautiful building and is quite impressive - especially the collection of very old maps.
    Written 8 October 2022
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  • SammieA
    Portsmouth, UK112 contributions
    Great family fun for an hour or so. We wanted to find something fun for the kids (aged 9 and 11) to do after a day of sightseeing. We found this place online so turned up on a Sunday evening for a 7pm start time. We paid about 45 euros for 4 people and I must say it was really really good fun! The kids absolutely loved it - particularly the slide and the ball pit! It wasn’t too busy which made it even better but beware there are lots of people taking photos for their Instagram profiles who take FOREVER getting the right pose! We weren’t in a rush so it didn’t bother us, but some people were getting pretty riled by it.
    Written 25 October 2022
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  • DublinEyespy
    Dublin, Ireland401 contributions
    What a treat! This building is a stunning piece of architecture, currently housing an exhibition on how humans have portrayed themselves since the stone age. Excellent exhibition. Just outside the museum is a glorious vertical garden.
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • juangroger
    Madrid, Spain18 contributions
    Amazing experience! Check online so you don´t miss it out. Free admittance but you come out ith valuable information of the times and advantures of prolific playriter Lope de Vega. I wish you can have as a guide Mrs Gemma, very educational, learned on the matter and with lots of jab-dropping anecdotes to share! A visit worth repeating!
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Traipserod
    Kingston, Canada37 contributions
    A must-see on a visit to Madrid. A delightful museum displaying the extensive furnishing of a wealthy household of the 19th century.
    Written 6 November 2022
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  • travelinspiration
    Dallas, TX298 contributions
    This monastery didn't wow us as much as expected, but we love visiting monasteries with great history on vacation and we had the extra time. If limited on time, could give it a miss. It's also not easy to see. Not many private guides are equipped with it's history, fortunately we found one that was and went at reserved 10:45am time slot on a weekday recently. Only allowed to stay 45 minutes but that's plenty since it's small/only can see limited areas. Nothing too outstanding to see but nice, and we love in-depth historical places of cities, so it intrigued us. They have very limited tours done by facility in English so see if can find if not with guide.
    Written 28 October 2022
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  • TheAviator0765
    Ripon, UK456 contributions
    If you have more than a passing interest in aviation history, and are in the Madrid area, this is an essential visit.

    I drove there; although GPS will happily direct you, it's a bit of a late -notice exit off the E-90; a short slip lane and then a hard 90 right to a narrow humped-back bridge over the railway line. At first, you may be a bit confused as it seems you are driving into a military base (indeed you are) but follow the signs to the car park and you'll be just fine.

    Access is through a small visitors' entry cabin. Make sure you have photo ID, and I paid just 3 euros entry fee.

    Immediately you'll be faced with the outside aircraft park. Here you will find generally the larger types of aircraft that served with the Spanish Air Force, along with a fine collection of jet fighters (including some donated examples from Sweden, France and the former East Germany). Some of the larger types took a little tired, a common trait of aircraft parked out under a blazing sun; indeed the P-3A Orion looks half-derelict. But take your time walking around, there is also s small helicopter park and a memorial garden, including the tail section of a Afghan MiG-15, brought back from Herat when the Spanish forces left the country. Don't be tempted to step on the grass at any time for a closer look, the security guards will quickly witness your 'crime' and loudly blow a warning whistle.

    There are seven hangars to wander around, and these contained some real gems. On my visit, all were open apart from Number 6. You will find aircraft from the earliest days; some genuine, some replicas, but many set in excellent dioramas. These were fascinating, types rarely seen in the UK. Other stand-out items including aircraft that trail-blazed the routes over the Atlantic Ocean; aircraft from the civil war and a pretty extensive collection of helicopters. There are also comprehensive collections of aero-engines, uniforms, medals, paintings and artifacts of every description. It's quite easy to be overwhelmed by the amount to see in one visit, so be selective. Hangar 7 is exclusively a collection of scale models. Throughout there are interpretation boards in Spanish with a briefer English translation.

    There is a small cafeteria that sells hot and cold drinks and the smallest ever variety of snacks, and a small gift shop (which I was unable to get into as it was always occupied by visiting school parties and COVID regulations limited numbers inside the small hut).

    But for just 3 euros, this was an outstanding opportunity. I happily spent three hours on the site. The weather was perfect, and there seemed to be more staff than visitors which allowed me to wander around in a relaxed manner and take in the history of the Spanish Air Force.
    Written 10 October 2021
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  • Blanka H
    41 contributions
    For me this wasn't the best touristic option to try in Madrid, but it could be an amazing spot for the ones who like crystals, fossils and different stones. I was a little bit disappointed in the end because I was expecting interesting animal fossils and bones, but there were too little.
    Have in mind that it is not a typical museum, there are many students talking and reading around the tables upstairs. Also, feel free to walk on your own and discover rooms on the first floor. Everything is free!
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • SFTRVLR
    San Francisco, CA1,991 contributions
    Highly recommend. Super unique. Plan ahead and reserve. We found it on a website just the morning of and had no idea that we should reserve ahead. We were able to get in after a bit of a wait. A very unique experience.
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • SG123
    Spain130 contributions
    Visited as a group of friends in our late teens. Be aware that reservation is now necessary but it is completely free.

    Very easy access from Sol Metro station and easy to locate. Inside the building is modern with funky architecture.

    The exhibitions area amazing (the telecommunications one is a little dull in comparison) but the colours and paisajes del luz ones were great.

    I’d definitely recommend if you have a free hour in Madrid.
    Written 5 September 2021
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  • Elena
    Gijon, Spain22 contributions
    Well chosen examples of clothing from the times Spain was an Empire until today. A five-minute walk from Ciudad Universitaria underground station.
    Written 16 April 2019
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  • JimFinPortland
    Seattle, WA144 contributions
    Like all train museums, it will be appreciated most by train nerds. There is a great collection of old locomotives, mostly steam engines. Plaques are in Spanish(Castilian) and English. Beyond the locomotives are a few (but not many) other cars. There are also some exhibits beyond the rolling stock in the side rooms.

    Lovely look at the old Delicias train station.

    I'm rating it a 4-5 for train nerds and a 3+ for everyone else.

    Note: if you've been the train museum in Gijon (and I suspect that most of you haven't), the Madrid museum has more rolling stock and fewer other exhibits. These two museums complement each other quite well.
    Written 1 December 2021
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,100 contributions
    This is an amazing museum in Madrid, close to O'Donnell metro station. The main exhibition shows the history of currency, coins and bills from Ancient times. It is a great way to learn about the history of different civilizations and cultures. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions like the one dedicated to Roberto Michel, an architect from the 18th century.
    Written 31 October 2020
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  • Jose O
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates32 contributions
    This museum is part of the memories of all of us grown up in Madrid. Very good amount of different rooms and figures. The resemblance to the original characters is quite fair though we would all find differences according to our own experiences and expectations.
    The price is just ok, not cheap but far from expensive.
    It is inevitable to compare Museo de Cera de Madrid with any of the Madame Tussauds, at that point Museo de Cera falls behind.
    The main reason to fall behind is that Museo de Cera rooms are dark and everything on it looks old and outdated.
    The different rooms are in a great need of a better light design.
    Terror rooms and crime rooms look really scary. Some of the automatism really need to be revisited.
    Because the location of the museum the visitor need to walk from area to area crossing the "patio".
    It is all about expectations. I would not recommend it for kids below 10-12 years old to avoid little kids get boring with so many history characters.
    Written 4 January 2022
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