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Museum of Costume

Address: Avenida Juan de Herrera, 2, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: (34-91) 549-7150
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$54*
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84%
Ranked #83 of 440 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This small museum provides a lot of history of the beautiful pieces on display. Although it centers around female attire, there was an additional exhibit during my visit that focused entirely on male attire, albeit much smaller and less impressive than the overall museum exhibits. If the clothing wasn't enough, the overall landscape of the surrounding area that envelopes the... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Visited this museum on 29th December using a Madrid card, staff were welcoming and helpful. Exhibits were very good, including all the costumes to the Exodus film on display. All the displays had information in English which were all interesting to read. Not the easiest place to find after getting off the tube but we found this a lot in... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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2,282 attraction reviews
2,278 helpful votes 2,278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Museum of Costume is a very unique museum in Madrid because one can see samples of costumes used in Spain in the past and one can see the evolution of dress during the history of Spain. There is always a special exhibition. The museum store is one of the best museums stores in Madrid because one can always find... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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2,278 helpful votes 2,278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Costume Museum is quite enjoyable. The only inconvenience is that it is a bit far from downtown Madrid, so we always take a taxi to and from the museum. The museum shows the history of dress in Spain and they have very good preserved dresses and costumes over the ages. One always learns when one sees these old costumes.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I have been to a few costume museums around the world and this collection is a fine one. It has some fine pieces. The only thing is that it is quite dark so it can be a bit difficult to see some of the details. But all in all it is absolutely worth visiting.

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196 reviews 196 reviews
193 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

i loved this clothes museum. madrid obviously isnt just about itas three world famous paintings museum. it has a fantastic section on spains greatest ever cristobal balenciaga. very interestibg ti see costunes and attire from the different eras.

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Madrid
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Very interesting mainly for my wife- Lots of clothes from times past. I started to go to sleep, the air was too hot. I expect it was to keep the clothes in good condition. If you are intrested in period costumes this place has lots.

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Australia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
55 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I went to this Museum on a cold damp day in February, 2013. It was a little difficult to find, I walked there from near Plaza Mayor - about an hour's walk. The museum is very very interesting. It covers the history of Spanish clothing/dress (including information on how some of the history of clothing in Spain has been 'reinterpreted'... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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2,282 attraction reviews
2,278 helpful votes 2,278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

When my wife and I go to Madrid we always go to the Costume Museum. It is out of the way and few people know it, but it certainly is worth knowing. First of all you can see all the history of costumes of Spain, with very good explanations. Many times they have special exhibitions of a particular Spanish designer.... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is off the beaten path but easily accessible by metro with a bus connection. It is free. Audio guide is a must as it tells the history of each period from 16th century to 1970s. Very extensive & much larger than I expected. Nice cafe below. One of the highlights of my trip

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