The Museu d'Idees i Invents de Barcelona (miba) is Barcelona’s first permanent visitor attraction dedicated to the world of ideas, inventions and creativity.
Located in the city centre, it is the brainchild of the prestigious inventor Pep Torres and seeks to motivate visitors to come up with ideas or open their minds to new ones. The museum looks at one of the most hilarious and appealing trends in contemporary invention that has a broad appeal: useless and absurd inventions.
This funny side of the world of inventions can be seen alongside the MIBA Collection, which is the mainstay of the museum. The collection, which will be expanded over the years, showcases the peculiarities of inventions from around the world: bright ideas, simple ideas, imaginative ideas and practical ones that, first and foremost, seek to make the visitor think. For instance, the main entrance that invites you to “fly” as you walk across a sheet of clear glass is not recommended for vertigo sufferers, and nor is the slide which visitors can jump on, literally and metaphorically, that leads to the ground floor of the museum.
The museum’s holdings will be complemented by temporary exhibitions, such as Futour, A Tour Through The Future. The aim of the exhibitions is to make visitors reflect and react to the subject matter by inviting them to take part in a creative way. The museum will have an area showcasing the new ideas of the inventors of tomorrow, the latest creations from the Technology Centre and the R + D departments of companies.