Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum (Museu Egipci de Barcelona) was inaugurated in 1994 in Rambla Catalunya as Spain’s first Egyptian Museum. Later, the museum moved to carrer de Valencia to a more ample setting that allowed the showcasing of a greater number of artifacts.
Today, the museum’s collection is composed by thousands of pieces, divided into 10 categories: The pharaoh, Ranks, Jewelry, Stone and ceramics, Cosmetics and Eroticism, Beliefs and funerary practices, Funerary divisions, The chapel of cult, The temple cult, Egyptian God.
The museum also receives a series of temporary exhibits like “Fashion and beauty in Ancient Egypt”, “Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum’s secrets”, “Pre-Colombian funerary art. Tórtola Valencia’s passion.” and “Diseased skeletons: a vision of sickness through time”.
For those who would like to learn more about the Egyptian culture, the museum offers a series of activities like adult classes, summer camps, Egyptology studies and cultural expeditions. You can learn more about these activities and others by visiting the page’s Classes and Activities page.
The museum’s opening hours
Winter: January 7th to July 21st and September 12th to November 30th)
Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm. Saturdays from 10 am to 8 am. Sundays 10 am to 2 pm.
Summer: July 22nd to September 11th
Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm. Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Ticket prices are 11€ for a regular ticket, 8€ for students, official tour guides, large families, Carnet Jove holders, carnet docente holders, unemployed people, people over 65 years old and children between 5 and 15.
There is also the option of buying an entrada combinada which allows you to visit the Egyptian Museum and the Museu de Culturas del Mundo.
The Museu Egipci de Barcelona is located at Carrer València, number 284.
To get to the museum using public transportation take the green line (L3) of the subway and stop at Passeig de Gràcia or Diagonal. If you happen to be staying closer to the yellow line (L4), exit at Girona.
Note: Don’t forget to visit the store at the end of your visit, where you can purchase beautiful replicas of some of the decorative and jewelry pieces in the exhibition.