El Museo del Traje, Madrid

Museo del Traje, Madrid
Museo del Traje. CIPE. Fotógrafo: David Serrano Pascual

The Museum of Costume of Madrid is a young and modern institution that offers, within its permanent exhibition, a magnificent trip through the History of Fashion and Costume (traje in Spanish), from the most ancient times up to the present.

The Museum of Costume, or Museo del Traje, was founded in 2004, although the history of its collections goes back to 1925. The Museum is located in a modern building, created by the architects Jaime López de Asiaín and Ángel Díaz Domínguez, and surrounded by magnificent gardens.

The Museum has reached an optimal position at Madrid's cultural landscape, thanks to its vitality and the quality of its collections.

Part of the Costume Museum collectionThese collections are wide and varied, as they include historical, contemporary and traditional clothing, jewellery and accessories, and a vast amount of items related to our Ethnological Heritage.

In addition, since its opening, the Museum has offered many temporary exhibitions dedicated to very different subjects, such as fashion, photography, toys. Some interesting examples of exhibitions offered are Genio y Figura, Modachrome, Mujeres de blanco, Trajes de novia (bridal gowns), In high fashion, The Condé Nast years, Steichen

In order to offer a complete agenda of activities, the Museum of Costume plans all kind of workshops, courses and activities, as well as surprises for special dates, such as the International Museum Day. These activities attract lots of visitors who claim to enjoy and learn more about the collections.

Opening hours:
- Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 - 19:00 h.
- Sundays and Public Holidays: 10:00 - 15:00 h.
- Last admission 30 minutes before the Museum closes

The Museum is closed:
- Every Monday, 1 and 6 January, 1 May, 15 May, 24, 25 and 31 December

Address: Avenida de Juan de Herrera, 2. Madrid, 28040.
Metro: Moncloa (lines 3 and 6) and Ciudad Universitaria (line 6)
Bus: Lines 46, 82, 83, 84, 132, 133, G
Website: http://museodeltraje.mcu.es

Free entrance with the Madrid Tourist card!

Normal Admission: 3 euros

Admission free (proof required):
- under 18's
- over 65's
- retired, disabled, unemployed
- Saturdays after 2:30pm
- Sundays
- 18 May, 12 October, 6 December

Costume photograph: Traje de maja (1770-1795). Fotógrafo: Lucía Ybarra Zubiaga. Museo del Traje. CIPE.