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Museu Egipci de Barcelona - Egyptian Museum

One of the leading private collections from the time of the Pharaohs - book your admission tickets here

The Egyptian Museum of Barcelona is one of the leading private collections of Egyptian art and culture. On more than 2,000m² the museum shows the exciting history of Egypt at the time of the pharaohs. The more than 1,000 exhibits - including sarcophagi, mummies, jewelery and amulets - illustrate the life and traditions of this civilization. Book the admission to the museum here.

Highlights Egyptian Museum

  • Private collection of egyptian arts
  • Ticket for permanent and temporary exhibition
  • Immediate confirmation with voucher
  • Admission to the Egipci de Barcelona (c/ Valencia, 284, district Eixample)
  • The ticket is valid for the permanent and temporary exhibition.
  • The voucher is valid for a single admission during the entire calendar year. You don't need to determine a date or time.
Opening Hours
  • 07 January - 21 June and 12 September - 30 November: Monday to Friday 10.00 - 14.00 Uhr and 16.00 - 20.00. Saturdays 10.00 to 20.00, Sundays 10.00 - 14.00
  • 01 December - 05 January: Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 20.00
  • 22 June - 11 September: Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 20.00 and Sunday 10.00 - 14.00
  • Easter and Bank holidays: Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 20.00. Sunday 10.00 - 14.00
  • Closed: 1 and 6 January, 25 and 26 December
Booking Information
  • Booking the admission is really simple: just enter the desired amount of tickets and click on "Add to cart"
  • With the voucher you will receive detailed directions to the museum
  • Immediately after booking you will receive the tickets as vouchers in an e-mail. Please print out the vouchers and show them at the entrance of the museum
  • A cancellation is possible up to 6 weeks after booking, latest however until January 15 of the following year, provided that the vouchers haven't been used yet.
  • No cancellation fees.

The exhibition of the Museu Egipci

The beginning is divine: when you enter the museum, you immediately are immersed in the lifeworld of the pharaohs. The rulers of ancient Egypt saw themselves as successors and plenipotentiaries of heavenly deities. Statues like those of Ramses III or reliefs with illustrations of Cleopatra VII testify to the power and cult around the pharaohs. Other themed areas in the basement are devoted to the priests and aristocrats of the time. Further there are household items and precious jewelery, including gold amulets on display.

The importance of personal hygiene was shown by finds that were used to make cosmetic products. Particularly impressive is the area with exhibits and explanations about the burial rituals in ancient Egypt. In addition to urns and a box for the storage of organs there are fascinating mummies to see. And not "only" of humans, but also of a cat: It was considered as an earthly embodiment of the deity Bastis.

The tour continues to focus on grave and burial objects: Magnificent sarcophagi, elaborately manufactured masks, jewelry and models of deities - all this can be admired here. On the first floor of the museum even a mortuary temple from ancient Egypt was rebuilt in its original size so that visitors can understand more easily how funeral ceremonies were conducted at that time. The permanent exhibition concludes with finds and explanations of the most important deities and their worship. Afterwards, a detour to the basement of the museum is worthwhile: there is another hall with changing exhibitions and a large library with more than 10,000 documents.

Special tip: The museum offers numerous events, lectures and workshops to which you can sign up. There are always great offers for children. A calendar of events can be found on the homepage of the museum.


The history of the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona

Passion - without that it would probably never have come to the founding of the museum. Jordi Clos, a Spanish hotelier, collector and patron, has been fascinated and enthused by ancient Egyptian culture for years. In 1992, he exhibited around 70 of his previously acquired archaeological finds in the Hotel Claris in Barcelona. The collection was so well visited and received so much positive response that shortly after an archaeological foundation was founded: the Fundació Arquelogica Clos. In 1994, the foundation opened the Museu Egipci. Today, more than 1,100 exhibits can be seen here - the museum is home to one of the leading private collections from the time of the Pharaohs. Further the country's first school of Egyptology is located there since 2000.

Why a visit to the Egyptian Museum is worthwhile?

A bit of goose bumps and a lot of awesome amazement - that's what you get when you visit the museum. The impressive exhibits from the private collection bring the legendary era of the pharaohs to life. Visitors get an insight into the everyday life of high culture, their rituals and traditions. Everything is clearly explained with the help of information boards, the recommendable audio guide app offers additional exciting background knowledge. Great: You can also sign up for courses or make a trip to the archeological campus of the museum - so you will become yourself a researcher and discoverer!