State museums celebrate their return with free admission until July 31

State museums celebrate their return with free admission until July 31

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Museum of america

The state museums whose management corresponds to Ministry of Culture and Sports will receive visitors again from Tuesday June 9 and they will celebrate with free admission until July 31, they explain in a statement of the Presidency of the Government.

These are 15 museums located in seven different cities: National Archaeological Museum, National Museum of Decorative Arts, Sorolla museum, Anthropology National Museum, Cerralbo Museum, National Museum of Romanticism and Museum of america, in Madrid; National Museum of Roman Art, in Mérida (Badajoz); Altamira museum, in Santillana del Mar (Cantabria); National Museum of Underwater Archeology ARQUA, in Cartagena (Murcia); El Greco museum and Sephardic Museum, in Toledo; National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts ‘González Martí’, in Valencia; and National Sculpture Museum and Cervantes House Museum, in Valladolid.

Everybody will maintain the usual hours specified on their web pages and they have decided to extend the temporary exhibitions inaugurated before the crisis.

What can be changed is the temporary adaptation of itineraries and reduction of rooms to visit to comply with the norms established in each phase of the Plan for the Transition towards a new normality.

At the moment, visits to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions will have to be carried out individually or by family unit and we will have to wait for phase 3 for the cultural activities to resume.

From the museums They recommend making the advance online reservation of the ticket (although at the moment it is not enabled); and indicate that it will be necessary to wear the mask to access the facilities as well as respect hygiene and distance measures established by the authorities. The institutions, for their part, will be in charge of make hydroalcoholic solution dispensers available to visitors, to establish signage to mark the safety distance and facilitate circulation and to install partitions if necessary.

The lockers will be closed and the use of the elevator can only be done individually. The tactile museum elements cannot be used nor will there be audio guides, brochures or similar materials.

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