In this new situation, the MACBA continues to offer accessibility services to everyone who needs them, but prevention measures have been adopted that affect some resources and services. Please check the following sections to see what measures are affected.

In its commitment to universal accessibility, MACBA conducts a continuous review to improve its facilities, as well as its conceptual principles. As for the programmes, it generates a number of activities for bringing people closer to the contents of the Museum and that incorporate resources adapted to the needs of different publics. Understanding diversity as an element of collective experimentation and learning, we aim to make it possible for everyone to enjoy the spaces, activities and aesthetic experiences we have to offer.

Free entrance to the exhibitions (including a companion) on presentation of documentation establishing disability. If there are queues, persons with a disability or reduced mobility will have the right to preferential access in the advance purchase entry queue.


Hearing Accessibility

The following resources can be requested at the Museum reception:

Magnetic loops for hearing impaired people with hearing aids.

*Magnetic loops for individual use will become available to users again when guided tours and other exhibition activities have restarted, with the necessary hygiene measures guaranteed.

Visits with an interpreter in sign language: You can request sign language interpretation in any of the guided tours to the exhibitions on Sunday morning. See schedules and exhibitions. You must request the service for at least 72 hours in advance.

*Sign language interpretation for the exhibitions will be available in accordance with regulations and the museum’s health protocol.


Visual Accessibility

The following resources can be requested at the Museum reception:

MACBA has monocles and magnifying glasses available for people with impaired vision.
We have water containers for assistance dogs.
We have a booklet with large characters and Braille containing information about the Collection.

*To ensure necessary hygiene measures, all materials are subject to a cleaning protocol after their use. Gloves must be used with visual aids and the booklet (they will be provided at reception when the accessibility resources are requested).

To make the exhibited pieces more accessible, we have tactile reproductions and high-relief images of some of them. Accompanied by MACBA staff, certain works can be explored by touch.

All the resources mentioned are disinfected prior to being provided.

*The tactile exploration of reproductions or original artworks will only be available if requested in advance and accompanied by MACBA staff. The use of gloves is mandatory.

During the preventive measure application period, use of the museum’s tactile map is restricted to persons with impaired vision and the use of gloves is mandatory (they will be provided at the museum’s reception desk).

Descriptive locutions of outstanding artworks are available at App del MACBA.

Download the access information to the museum for people with visual disabilities:

Download PDF

Guided tours with visual accessibility resources

A Short Century: MACBA Collection

You can request visual accessibility resources in any of the guided tours to A Short Century: MACBA Collection, without previous reservation: tactile reproductions, high-relief images and accompaniment in the tactical exploration of some original works. Contact us to request visual accessibility to other exhibitions.

*At this time, group visits are not available until further notice.


Physical Accessibility

MACBA has ramps and lifts that connect the different floors and rest areas with seats and folding chairs.
It also has adapted toilets.
The museum has two wheelchairs for visitors that can be requested at the Museum reception.

*Use of the lifts is reserved exclusively for persons with reduced mobility. Folding chairs are no longer available on the different floors of the museum, but can be requested from the museum staff. Wheelchairs are still available upon request at reception. In all cases, these materials are subject to a cleaning protocol after use.

Visitors in wheelchairs can request a monocle at the Museum reception to approach the works more easily.


Cognitive Accessibility

We offer visits to people with intellectual disabilities or in need of support for the understanding of the current exhibitions. The visits include sensory supports and interactive dynamics. We work with concepts and contents suitable for the public at large, but adapting the discourse and offering specific actions in response to the different needs of comprehension and learning.

You can request information about the activities and workshops with accessibility resources.

To visit any exhibition, please contact educacio [at] macba [dot] cat o al 93 412 14 13. Booking in advance.


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