Music stirs our emotions and plays a decisive role in constructing our social lives.
The Barcelona Music Museum takes us on an itinerary through the different worlds of music —history and cultures — through musical instruments and from listening to music in the display rooms themselves. There is a collection of nearly two hundred instruments on display, each of which bears the hallmark of the people who made them and used them to make music.
The visit begins with the common elements of music, such as melody, rhythm and timbre. It continues with the audio-visual presentations, travelling from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century with stopovers at two special stages, the Catalan composers’ room and the guitar collection, and ending in the interactive room.
And from the instruments we move on to the experience of music: the Museum organises concerts at which its historical instruments are actually played, which complete the programme at the Auditori, today the Casa de la Música de Barcelona (Music House of Barcelona).
General admission: €6.00
Reduced rate: €4.50
People aged between 16 and 29, Carnet Jove card holders, the over 65's, pensioners, the unemployed, Metropolitan Pink Card holders, families with three or more children and single-parent families, Barcelona Library card holders, OBC General subscribers, adult groups (between 10 and 25 people).
Students under 16, teachers and students from ESMUC, student groups accompanied by teachers, members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), members of the Catalan Association of Museologists, free rate Metropolitan Pink Card holders, holders of a metropolitan carer for the disabled pass, accredited teachers, tour guides (when working as such), accredited journalists, OBC Day Concert subscribers, Associació d'Amics dels Museus card holders. The first Sunday of every month. Sunday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
The Metro: Marina, Glories (L1), Monumental (L2)
Bus: 6, 7, 54, 62, 92, V21 and H12
Commuter train (Rodalies): Clot and Arc de Triomf
TRAM T4: Auditori-Teatre Nacional
Cycle hire(Bicing): Av. Meridiana-Padilla
On-street parking at 159, Carrer de Padilla