Cloister of the  Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes
Interior of the Biblioteca Vapor Vell in Sants-Montjuïc
Access to the Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Museums, archives, exhibition halls and 10 libraries will open again from 2 June

Measures to prevent the spread of the virus will be implemented, safe routes will be introduced and you are advised to book in advance.

Museums, archives and libraries, closed due to the health crisis, will start to reopen on 2 June, while exhibition halls will do so on 9 June.

In the last few weeks they have all been adapted to ensure staff and public safety. The prevention and protection measures adopted include limiting visitors to a third of the normal capacity, compulsory use of masks, more cleaning and disinfection, temporary closure of some spaces, suspension of all group activities, removal of interactive resources such as screens or leaflets and installation of protective features such as screens or safe distance indicators for queues and the public help desk.

The museums and archives opening again are as follows: the Born Centre de Cultura i MemòriaMUHBA, the first floor of the Museu del Disseny, the Museu Etnològic i de Cultures del Món, the Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes, theMuseu Frederic Marès, the Castell de Montjuïc and the Arxiu Fotogràfic. The Museu de la Música is opening on 9 June, coinciding with The Auditori, while the Museu de Ciències Naturals and the Jardí Botànic, as science and technology museums, will not do so until stage 2 of lockdown exit.

To entice people back, there will be a 50% discount on museum admission charges and new opening times: Mondays to Fridays, from 3 pm to 9 pm, and at weekends, from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturdays, and 10 am to 8 pm on Sundays.

Also on Tuesday 10 libraries will open: Sant Pau - Santa Creu in Ciutat Vella, Joan Miró and Sagrada Família - Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte in Eixample, Vapor Vell in Sants-Montjuïc, Montserrat Abelló in Les Corts, Jaume Fuster in Gràcia, Guinardó - Mercè Rodoreda, Nou Barris, Ignasi Iglésias - Can Fabra in Sant Andreu and Poblenou - Manuel Arranz in Sant Martí.

You will not be able to enter these municipal libraries, but you will be able to return items and, if you book beforehand, to pick them up. All the libraries will have the same opening times: Monday to Wednesday afternoons, from 2.30 pm to 7.30 pm, and Thursday to Saturday mornings, from 9.30 am to 4 pm.

On 9 June it will be the turn of the exhibition halls at La CapellaLa Virreina Centre de la Imatge and Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani, which will continue with the exhibitions that were interrupted or they were unable to open in March.

Other cultural spaces besides municipal museums will also be re-opening in the city this week, such as CaixaForum,(1 June), the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Foto Colectània Foundation, (3 June), the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (10 June) and several art galleries such as the Montana Gallery, the Sala ParèsEl Quadern Robat and the Galeria Miguel Marcos.

You can find out more at this link.

Publication date: Friday, 29 May 2020
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