Museums for the Little Ones

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Did you know that we have the Ratoncito Pérez Museum in Madrid? We also have other museums that are suitable for children like the Wax Museum, the Natural Science Museum and the Railway Museum. And we mustn’t forget the Real Madrid Museum, Atlético de Madrid Museum and the Spanish National Team Museum. If you are looking for options where the children can learn... and have fun. And if you are looking for museum activities designed especially for children, check this other article.

 

 

A museum which promotes the perception of science and the richness of our natural heritage.

A museum located in the Madrid Río area, which has the honour of being the first large monumental station in Madrid.

Museum standing on the spot where, according to tradition, the lovable mouse Ratoncito Pérez lived with his family.

Travel through the starts in the Enrique Tierno Galván park, a stone's throw away from the Madrid Río tourist area.

At Madrid’s Wax Museum you can see people of all types from every historical period.

In La Latina, one of the most authentic neighbourhoods of Madrid, you can immerse yourself in the city’s history.

A museum in the Malasaña district showing the largest collection of robots in Europe.

The former home of the Marquis of Cerralbo, this noble old mansion next to Plaza de España is a wonderful display of 19th-century opulence. 

This museum houses an interesting collection which aims to bring science to the public.

An example of industrial architecture from the start of the 20th century, the Nave de Motores (Engine Room) provided energy for all of Madrid.

Discover this refurbished former metro station, opened in 1923 in the Retiro district.

A museum dedicated to urban buses and the history of public overground transport in Madrid. Every Saturday from April to October.

A Museum designed to learn about and enjoy the history of Spain through its maritime dimension. (

Closed until 20 September for improvement works)

In addition to the important and diverse geological, paleontological and mineralogical heritage, the museum is located in an interesting 1927 building

Cultural centre located in the heart of Madrid dedicated to graphic arts and the history of the book.

This 19th Century Neo-Classical building houses one of the world's most important antique collections.

Get behind the scenes of Real Madrid, explore the club's fascinating museum and step into the players' changing rooms!

Discover the “ghost station” at Chamberí, which maintains all of the original elements of the era. Open Thursday to Sunday. 

Over 25,000 artifacts comprise a wonderful collection of Pre-Columbian art - including the Madrid Codex - archeological gems and colonial-era objects.

The Garment Museum, a walk through history through the clothing of each era. 

Permanent exhibition closed through September due to maintenance of air conditioning/heating system)

Standing across Atocha Station, this museum offers a journey through the civilisations of the world.

In the Ciudad del Fútbol in Las Rozas the Spanish national team has a section commemorating its sporting successes.

Museum dedicated to Joaquin Sorolla, the painter of Mediterranean light, set in his former family home.

Past, present and future come together in one of the most outstanding buildings in the Sol / Gran Vía area.

Visit the Atlético de Madrid's stadium which will host the Champions League Final on 1 June! (Open Fri, Sat, Sun and hols, when there are no matches) 

 

  • Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

    Madrid for Kids
  • Primavera con niños

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Madrid boasts a fantastic assortment of museums matched by few other places in the world.

A fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums and their top masterpieces.

A short guide to the exhibitions showing in Madrid from January to April 2019.

Especially for kids
  • A playful and didactic journey through the great milestones of universal history through plasticene figures (Gaviria Palace. Until 10 October).

    Plastihistory of Humanity
  • In the Espacio Fundación Telefónica you can find this unique collection that traces the history of telecommunications.

    The History of Telecommunications
  • The puppet theatre offers fantastic shows for children almost every Saturday and Sunday.

    Puppet Theatre in El Retiro Park
  • The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 95 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    The Lion King (El Rey León)
  • Plastihistoria de la humanidad
  • Historia de las telecomunicaciones
  • Teatro de Títeres de El Retiro
  • El Rey León
AMUSEMENT PARKS AND ZOOS
  • The Casa de Campo welcomes you to the most complete recreation centre in Spain, with 48 attractions to suit all tastes and ages.

    Amusement Park
  • The fauna of the five continents at the reach of the visitor in the Casa de Campo.

    Zoo Aquarium
  • Much more than a zoo, the park has four different ecosystems and around 4,000 animals.

    Faunia
  • In San Martín de la Vega, just 20 km from Madrid city centre, you'll find this fabulous theme park.

    Warner Theme Park Madrid
  • Travel through the starts in the Enrique Tierno Galván park, a stone's throw away from the Madrid Río tourist area.

    Planetarium
  • The puppet theatre offers fantastic shows for children almost every Saturday and Sunday.

    Puppet Theatre in El Retiro Park
  • Spend an unforgettable day in the treetops in Guadarrama, only a 20-minute drive from Madrid.

    Forestal Park
  • An adventure park set high in Navacerrada's trees with lots of different circuits and levels.

    De Pino a Pino
  • This indoor ski slope is located in Arroyomolinos, just 23 km from the centre of the capital.

    Madrid Snowzone
  • Los pandas Hua Zui Ba y su hija Chulina / Zoo Aquarium de Madrid
  • Faunia
  • Teatro de Títeres de El Retiro
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  • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

    Madrid Top 10
  • Palacio de Cristal
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  • Visit the city’s most important museums as a family, the most entertaining way of bringing art to children.  

    Children’s Activities in Museums
  • Actividades para niños en Museos

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And return in July to enjoy all the plans we recommend.