Program Day and Night of the Museums 2019 (Spain)

Program Day and Night of the Museums 2019 (Spain)

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The role of museums in society is changing. Although in the past they were considered static institutions, museums are reinventing themselves to be more interactive, flexible, adaptable and mobile, focusing on the audience and targeting their communities.

It may interest you: What is International Museum Day and when was it created?

They have become cultural hubs that function as platforms where creativity is combined with knowledge and where visitors can co-create, share and interact.

For this reason, the theme chosen for the International Museum Day 2019 it is "Museums as cultural hubs: The future of traditions”.

Museums Day and Night Program 2019

Museum Day and Night in Madrid

Prado Museum

The Prado Museum, as every year, joins the International Day and Night of Museums, with free access to its collection.

Thyssen Bornemisza Museum

On the occasion of the International Day and the Night of the Museums, which are celebrated on May 18 and 19, both the permanent collection such as the Sorolla and Fashion exhibition will be free to access: from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday the 18th, and from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

In addition, from the 18th to the 20th, visitors will be able to experience a virtual reality experience and delve into several paintings, going through a three-dimensional space in the first person. With immersion goggles, they can wander the meadows of Auvers painted by Van Gogh, the streets of New York that inspired Mondrian, or immerse themselves among the flowers and insects of a Dutch still life.

Reina Sofia Museum

In addition to free access to its facilities, the already frequent Radio Party 3 in the courtyard of the Reina Sofía Museum.

The public music station has organized 40 concerts, 17 hours of music in a row, which will begin at 7:00 am. in the morning and will end around 10:00 p.m., also with free admission until full capacity is reached.

Some of the participants will be: Vetusta Morla, La Casa Azul, Amaia, Niño De Elche, Mikel Erentxun, Rocío Márquez, Javiera Mena, Zahara, Mexican Axolotes, The Crab Apples, Miqui Puig, Patax, El Petit Del Cal Eril, White Russians , Annie B Sweet, Hidrogenesse, Silvia Perez Cruz, Josemi Carmona, Enriquito, Lorena Alvarez, Dinero, Los Bengalas, Mucho, Carolina Durante or El Kanka, among others.

Lope de Vega House Museum

Theater «La Baltasara»: the garden of the Lope de Vega House Museum hosts the performance of “La Baltasara (from baroque actress to saint anchorite), a work by Inma Chacón about one of the most renowned actresses in baroque Madrid. In the first person, Baltasara herself will recall her life and give an account of the reasons that led her to leave the stage and live as a hermit. The story of a woman who chose to be free

Dates: Saturday May 18
Hours: 12.00 and 20.00
Free activity. Free access until full capacity
Here more information.

Cervantes Birthplace Museum (sold out)

Workshop for families «Curious to the camera 2.0. Reinventing wonders »: a fun workshop inspired by "The impertinent curious" that will awaken curiosity and fun in adults and children, in which we will recreate our own museum and meet the characters that inhabit the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes

Aimed at: families with children from 6 years old
Date and time: Saturday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m. (duration: 90 minutes)
Free activity.

Interpretation Center of Nuevo Baztán

Night blown glass display: the manufacture of glass was one of the most important and prosperous industries among those installed by Juan de Goyeneche in Nuevo Baztán. For this reason, to celebrate the Night of the Museums, the Interpretation Center organizes this blown glass exhibition, following the traditional technique, inviting attendees to experiment with the material in the first person.

Aimed at: all audiences
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 8:00 p.m. (blowing exhibition) and 10:00 p.m. (blowing night show)
Place: Plaza de Fiestas of the Goyeneche palace (Plaza de la Iglesia, s / n. Nuevo Baztán)
Free activity. Free access.

Appetizer «El Petimetre»: a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the hors d'oeuvre “El petimetre” by Don Ramón de la Cruz, in which he ironic about the pompous fashions of the 18th century and the influence of French culture, through a short burlesque play.

Aimed at: all audiences
Date: Saturday, May 18, at 12 noon (duration: 60 minutes)
Place: Juan de Goyeneche Palace (Plaza de la Iglesia, s / n. Free access until full capacity is reached

Here more information.

Picasso Museum - Eugenio Arias Collection

Show «Picasso in dance».

Picasso in dance”Is a tribute to the Malaga artist through the seven women who shared their lives with him. A journey through movement and sound space through melodies and steps with a more traditional roots, linked to musical forms and current steps, shaping a common story that links the ancestral and the symbolic.

Date and time: Saturday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m. (duration: 40 minutes).
Where: Plaza de Picasso, 1 (Buitrago del Lozoya).
Free activity. Free access until full capacity.
Here more information.

Day and Night of the Museums in Barcelona

This day it will be possible to visit almost all the museums in Barcelona for free. Some of them are:


MACBA will offer an open house with a special schedule of 10 in the morning to 1 in the morning and a varied program of activities for all audiences.

Picasso museum

Free from 9am to 8:30 pm. It is necessary to register in advance and come with the paper ticket.


Entry free to the MNAC from 10am to 8pm.

Other participating museums are:

Joan Miró Foundation
Montjuïc Castle
Film Library of Catalonia
Antoni Tàpies Foundation
Blau Museum
Chocolate museum
Barcelona Modernism Museum
FC Barcelona Museum
Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Here you can see the program of the Night of the Museums in Barcelona with the activities that will be developed in each of them.

Cáceres Museum

As in previous years, the Museum of Cáceres commemorates the DIM with a series of activities aimed at both primary and ESO schoolchildren and families, which are summarized in:

- Workshop visits on traditional crafts (pottery, filigree jewelry, basketry, shepherding and textile manufacturing), for Primary Education and 1st and 2nd of ESO. From May 7 to 10. From 10.00 to 14.00 hours.

- «Eureka, what a great invention», Guiñol from the Museum and Workshop, for Early Childhood Education and 1st and 2nd Primary. From May 14 to 17, from 10 am to 2 pm.

- Didactic shearing and workshops, for adults and companions. May 18 and 19.

The activities for schoolchildren have already been registered, and to participate in didactic shearing they must request it from May 10 writing to: [email protected]

Museums Night in Cartagena

Schedules of the Day and Night of the Museums 2019 in Cartagena.

Municipal Archaeological Museum. Enrique Escudero de Castro: From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Muram Museum of Modern Art and Aguirre Palace:From 11:00 to 14:00 / 16:00 to 01:00

Roman theatre: From 10:00 to 01:00 hours uninterrupted

Hco Museum. Military. Artillery Park:From 09:00 to 14:00 / 19:00 to 01:00

National Museum of Underwater Archeology. ARQUA: From 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 a.m. in uninterrupted hours

Naval Museum / Isaac Peral Room: From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Punic Wall, Civil War Refuge, Roman Forum Quarter and Concepción Castle: From 19:00 to 01:00

* Cartagena Puerto de Culturas will open onAugusteum and theFortune House in the time slot between 10:30 and 15:30

Glass Museum. MUVI:From 19:00 to 00:00

Tourist Office. Consistorial Palace: From 10:00 to 00:30 in uninterrupted hours

Watch the full program in Cartagena.

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