Opening hours

Is the MACBA open? 

Yes, as of June 3 both the museum and MACBA’s Studies and Documentation Centre are open in accordance with municipal ordinances and have reduced their visitor capacity, to ensure health and safety conditions. The MACBA Store Laie and the MACBA Café will remain closed until further notice.  

What are the museum’s opening hours? 

You can visit us during our normal hours. Monday to Friday: 11.00 to 19.30 h. Tuesdays (except public holidays): closed. Saturdays: 10.00 to 20.00 h. Sundays and public holidays: 10.00 to 15.00 h. 

Are the Library and Archive open? 

Both the Library and the Archive will be open starting June 3 by appointment only, and any book or document you wish to consult must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance. Once you have received confirmation, you can come in any time between 10.00 and 14.30 h on the assigned date. For more information, please check the Library or Archive sections of our website. 

Before your visit

Can I purchase my ticket in advance?

Yes. We recommend you purchase your ticket in advance. You can choose the time slot that’s best for your visit, to reduce waiting time and queuing. Persons with a disability or reduced mobility will have the right to preferential access in the advance purchase entry queue.

Can I get my free or reduced-price ticket in advance?

At MACBA we offer discounted tickets thanks to various agreements and partnerships with different entities and groups. Currently, you can purchase the following free or reduced-price tickets online: Students, teachers, adults over 65 years old with or without a Tarjeta Rosa, persons with a disability plus an attendant, minors under 14 years old, large families, single-parent families and members of the municipal library network. 

Check the other discounted rates you can acquire directly at the museum ticket desk here. 

What are the current exhibits at the museum?

You can visit the permanent collection “A Short Century: MACBA Collection”. To know which exhibitions are on display, you can visit the Exhibitions and Activities section. 

How can I follow the exhibition’s audio pieces and projections?

For safety and health reasons (due to COVID-19) and for sustainability, we recommend you bring your own earphones or headphones. You will need earphones to listen to the audiovisual works exhibited in the museum.

Standard earphones and headphones are compatible. Apple’s Lightning connectors or similar types are not compatible.*

Earphones are available for purchase at the museum reception desk if you don’t have your own. The cost is € 0.50.

*Standard earphones: 3.5 mm (0.14 inch), plug-in jack / studio headphones: 6.3 mm, (1/4 inch) plug-in jack

Do I have to wear my PPE (personal protective equipment) in the museum? 

Yes, you have to wear your face mask. You will find hand sanitizer gel at different points along your itinerary to make it easier to clean your hands frequently.

During the visit

Do I have to wear my PPE (personal protective equipment)? 

Yes, you have to wear your face mask. You will find hand sanitizer gel at different points along your itinerary to make it easier to clean your hands frequently. 

Do I have to queue if I have purchased my ticket online?  

There will be separate museum entry points for those who have purchased tickets in advance and those who have not.  

Do I have to wait in the queue if I am a MACBA Friend?  

No, you can proceed directly to the entry point indicated for advance ticket holders.  

I am going to purchase my ticket at the museum. Can I pay with cash? 

Although you can pay with cash, we recommend that you purchase your tickets online, choosing the time slot that is best for you, in order to reduce your waiting time and queuing. 

Will I be able to visit all the rooms?

The exhibition halls will be open, but in order to ensure health and safety conditions you may encounter restricted access to some areas. The visit itineraries will be marked. 

Will I be able to use the cloakroom service to leave my belongings? 

No. Given the health regulations in force, the cloakroom service is not available.

Will I be able to leave my bicycle, scooter, etc. inside the museum?

It isn’t possible to leave any personal transportation devices inside the museum, due to hygiene requirements.  

Can I use the lifts?

Only persons with reduced mobility can use the lifts.  

What informative material is available to me when visiting the exhibitions? 

Due to the health regulations in force we cannot provide you with any printed documentation. On the museum’s website you will find materials that can be downloaded (information sheets, etc.) You can also download the MACBA app (free), where you will find audioguides and explanatory pages.

How can I follow the exhibition’s audio pieces and projections?

For safety and health reasons (due to COVID-19) and for sustainability, we recommend you bring your own earphones or headphones. You will need earphones to listen to the audiovisual works exhibited in the museum.

Standard earphones and headphones are compatible. Apple’s Lightning connectors or similar types are not compatible.*

Earphones are available for purchase at the museum reception desk if you don’t have your own. The cost is € 0.50.

*Standard earphones: 3.5 mm (0.14 inch), plug-in jack / studio headphones: 6.3 mm, (1/4 inch) plug-in jack

Will I be able to use the accessibility resources (wheelchair, visual and auditory accessibility resources...)?  

Yes, access to any resources necessary is available, but health regulations must be taken into account in specific cases. For more information, please see the Accessibility section.

Visits, activities and workshops

Are there guided tours? 

For the time being, guided tours are not being offered. Download our free app and you will have access to audioguides and explanatory pages on the permanent collection “A Short Century: MACBA Collection” and on the temporary exhibits, images and much more. 

Are there live activities going on? 

At the moment, no. When it is possible to do so, activities will be held in accordance with health regulations on limited capacity and distancing. Make sure to check our website for more information! This is where you will find our suggestions for family and educational activities.

Here you will find all the measures that the museum is applying, adapted to health regulations to ensure the health and safety of our public and our employees. 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Customer Service department at this email address, macba [at] macba [dot] cat, and/or by phoning 93 481 33 68. 

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