History Museum

Housed in one of Madrid’s impressive Baroque buildings, formerly the San Fernando Hospice, the History Museum offers an overview of the arts, industries, lifestyles and customs of Madrileños from 1561, the year when Madrid was established as the Spanish capital, to the present.

 Following thorough renovation, the museum reopened in 2014 with a collection comprising 60,000 objects linked to the city’s history: paintings, prints, maps, scale models, drawings, photographs, postcards, sculptures, porcelains, silverwork, fans, furniture, weapons, coins and medals.

 Museum-goers will see interesting objects, like a scale model of Madrid made by León Gil de Palacio in 1830, the paintings Allegory of the City of Madrid, by Francisco de Goya, and Virgin with Saint Ferdinand, by Luca Giordano, the large group of porcelains of Buen Retiro, a collection of historical maps, a series of objects from the house of Mesonero Romanos, pieces from Gutiérrez Solana’s studio, or a collection of historical photographs.

The San Fernando Hospice was designed by Pedro de Ribera, the architect who built the Conde Duque military quarters and the Puente de Toledo bridge.

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Direction

Calle
de Fuencarral, 78
28004
Touristic zone: 
Chueca
Opening Times: 

15 June through 15 September: Tue-Sun and Public Holidays: 10am-7pm

Tue-Sun 10am-8pm

Temporary exhibitions: check.

Closed: Mondays (including bank holidays). 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December

The opening times and days of the different rooms are subject to change. Please call the museum information line to check 

Tipo información turística: 
Telephone: 
(+34) 91 701 18 63
Fax: 
(+34) 91 701 16 86
Email: 
smuseosm@madrid.es
Web: 
http://www.madrid.es/museodehistoria
Metro: 
Tribunal (L1, L10)
Local train (Cercanías): 
Madrid-Recoletos
Bus: 
40, 149, M2
Price: 

Free admission