Museums & Culture for Kids

Many Barcelona museums are suitable for visiting with children.  Barcelona's public museums are free of charge to the public from 3pm to 8pm on Sundays and several museums and cultural centres offer free admission on the first Sunday of each month.

Barcelona History Museum

The Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat is dedicated to the history of  Catalunya and narrates the story of family life through the ages.



Olympic Museum BarcelonaBarcelona is the first European city to have a museum dedicated to the Olympics .  Also a museum of sport, the centre has interactive exhibitions and activities.


A small museum dedicated to holograms and holographic techniques.


Casa Amatller BarcelonaEvery Saturday, children can take part in workshops at the Casa Amatller whilst their parents visit the Manzana de la Discordia trio of Gaudi's famous Paseig de Gràcia buildings.


Obra Social Caja MadridThis art and cultural centre in Plaza Catalunya offers a monthly programme of music, theatre, exhibitions and cinema that includes activities for children


Frederic Mares BarcelonaAn unusual museum dedicated to the weird and wonderful artefacts of world traveller and collector, Frederic Mares i Deulovol.  As part of the Royal Palace, the building itself has been occupied by a succession of bishops, nuns and aristocracy throughout the last 7 centuries.


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Top Tips for Museums

  • Public museums are free on Sundays from 3pm to 8pm.  Most are also free all day on the first Sunday of each month.
  • Look out for Open days or Portes Obertes that take place on special festival dates throughout the year.
  • Check museum websites before you visit for special kids' activities and workshops.  You may have to register in advance, if not at the ticket office on the day.
  • Find out if a museum offers an annual family pass (Carnet Familiar) which gives you unlimited access throughout the year as this may be the best option if you are planning more than one visit.
  • Barcelona library card holders, take them with you - you will discover a surprising amount of savings can be made at cultural centres around town.
  • See Barcelona Discount Cards for ways of combining several visits to different centres during your stay.

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Kids in Barcelona is a family-friendly guide to the city of Barcelona for visitors with children and English-speaking residents with kids.  Our aim is to promote Barcelona as a child-friendly destination.  If you would like to feature your family-related business, children's shop, family restaurant, children's course, school or playgroup please Contact Us.