The new Barcelona Design Museum opened during December 2014. The museum explores the role of design in our daily lives through 4 permanent exhibitions which were previously housed in the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Ceramics Museum, the Barcelona Textile Museum and the Cabinet of Graphic Arts.
The museum occupies 4 floors of the futuristic looking DHUB building located next to the Torre Agbar in the 22@ district (the so-called innovation district of Poblenou). The building also houses a public library, cafeteria and a hall for temporary exhibitions on the lower ground floor.
Permanent Exhibitions at the Barcelona Design Museum
- From the World to the Museum. Product Design, Cultural Heritage
- Extraordinary! Collections of Decorative and Author-Centred Art (3rd-20th Century)
- Dressing the body. Silhouettes and fashion (1550-2015)
- Graphic Design: from trade to profession (1940-1980)
Time needed to visit
You should allow about an hour and a half to visit the museum.
Information in English?
Yes, all labels and information boards are in English, Catalan and Spanish, There are also leaflets in English.
General admission €6
The ticket allows you to visit the museum twice within 6 months of purchase.
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 20:30
Mondays – Closed
Plaça de Les Glories 37, Barcelona
How to get there:
The Disseny Hub Barcelona building is next to the “Glories” metro stop on the red line.
7, 60, 62, 92, 192
T5 & T6
Other attractions nearby:
Torre Glòries (The Agbar Tower)
The Encants flea market
Can Framis Museum
Museu de La Música (music museum)
The Rambla de Poblenou