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.
These 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.
- 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
Free entrance with the
Madrid Tourist card!
Admission: 3 euros
Admission free (proof required):
- under 18's
- over 65's
- retired, disabled, unemployed
- Saturdays after 2:30pm
- 18 May, 12 October, 6 December
Costume photograph: Traje de maja (1770-1795). Fotógrafo: Lucía Ybarra Zubiaga. Museo del Traje. CIPE.