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Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

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Address: Pl. de les Glories Catalanes , 37-38, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 932 56 68 00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona is the city's museum devoted to the arts...

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona is the city's museum devoted to the arts of the object and to design. The new centre is the result of merging the collections of four Barcelona museums: the Museu de les Arts Decoratives (devoted to the decorative arts and industrial design), the Museu de Ceràmica (ceramics), the Museu Tèxtil i d'Indumentària (textile and clothing) and the Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques (graphic arts). Clearly, then the common denominator amongst all these collections and between yesterday and today is the object and everything that it signifies or has signified and the contribution it has made: from its conception, creation and production to its use according to epoch and society, both at the craft and preindustrial periods and in the industrial or digital age. The new museum conserves heritage comprising more than 70,000 objects traditionally classified under the name of decorative or applied arts. These pieces, which range in date from the fourth century AD to the present, include such unique, internationally-famed collections as those of medieval fabrics, sixteenth-century Catalan enamelled glass and ceramic from Alcora, amongst others.

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Sunday after 3pm this museum is free! Our 14 year old daughter is very interested in fashion design and this collection was excellent. It compared as well as and better than the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This museum was a very pleasant surprise since we had never heard of it on our previous stays in Barcelona. It is interesting architecturally, and has very impressive collections. The museum is beautifully laid out and organized on 4 floors, well-curated and extensive, ranging from the 3rd century to the 20th. We especially enjoyed the diverse costume collection, as well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you are interested in Design, then this is for you. Graphic design, costume, ceramics, furniture - it's all there, intelligently laid out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Four flors of nice and intresting iteams. Cloths, fernitures, grafics,and more stuff that the people of.catalunia gave in 500 years. The place is full of light and cool stuff we all enjoyed spebding 3 hours of fun and colours😍😊 a

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Sunday after 3pm this museum is free! Our 14 year old daughter is very interested in fashion design and this collection was excellent. It compared as well as and better than the Victoria and Albert collection in London and Palais Galleira in Paris. Lots of excellent information (the english is grey and a bit hard to see) and a great... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The museum has floors for clothing design, manufactured objects and wonderful handcrafted objects. Very interesting collections on all floors. The textile/clothing exhibit was fantastic - well curated with over a hundred pieces on show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Take L1 and exit at station Glores you are right there under the shadows of Torre Agnar. This is a museum combining 4 others that recently opened in 2014. It has four floors devoted to one discipline each: graphic art, fashion, decorative art and lifestyle designs. Well worth the visit especially when you cannot differentiate any churches any more and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

As a fashion graduate and my partner as a product design graduate, we really enjoyed the permanent collection of artefacts on show here. Fantastic examples of Spanish design for a very moderate price. Highly recommended for any design students visiting Barcelona!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum was highly enjoyable, and had a good cross-section of design perspectives covering graphic design, interior design, fashion, and textile design throughout the ages. They also had a modern section to provide some additional context. Definitely recommended for anyone interesting in human social history or of course design. Steps from the metro but a ways out from the city’s... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Puzzling ungainly building by mbm architects. Very friendly staff. Good exhibits, especially the product design on 1.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Was walking around the El Poblenou neighborhood and came across this museum. Never heard of it but looked cool so we went in. Very cool space. Exhibits were a variety of designs e.g. fashion, furniture, posters, appliances etc. If you are into this stuff might be a nice place to check out. It is very close to Els Encants Flea... More 

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