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.
- Address: Ciutat, 7.
- Town: 08002 Barcelona.
- Phone: 933 327 930
- Web site: www.mibamuseum.com
- How to get there: metro L4 stop Jaume I.| Bus: 17, 45, 120 and V17.
- Opening time:
- Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm.
Saturday, from 10am to 8pm. Sunday and public holidays, from 10am to 2pm.
- January 5th and December 24th, from 10am to 7pm. 31st December, from 10am to 5pm. January 6th, from 10am to 8pm. Mondays, January 1st, 25th and 26th December, closed.
- Services: Gift shop.
Customer services provider: MIBA-MUSEU D'IDEES I INVENTS DE BARCELONA