Figueres

Spain



Address:
Gala-Salvador Dalí Square, 5

17600
Phone: 0034 972 677 518
Fax: 0034 972 501 666
Website: http://www.salvador-dali.

Teatre-Museu Dalí

“It’s obvious that other worlds exist, that’s certain; but, as I’ve already said on many other occasions, these other worlds are inside ours, they reside in the earth and precisely at the centre of the dome of the Dalí Museum, which contains the new, unsuspected and hallucinatory world of Surrealism.” (Salvador Dalí)

The Teatre-Museu Dalí, the largest surrealistic object in the world, occupies the building of the former Figueres theatre, a 19th century construction which was destroyed at the end of the Spanish Civil War. On its ruins, Dalí decided to create his museum.

Inaugurated in 1974, it contains the broadest range of works spanning the artistic career of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), from his earliest artistic experiences and his surrealist creations down to the works of the last years of his life. The Museum has to be seen as a whole, as the great work of Dalí, for everything in it was conceived and designed by the artist in order to offer visitors a real experience of getting inside his captivating and unique world.

Salvador Dalí decided, early in the 1960’s, to construct his museum inside the ruins of the old Municipal Theatre of Figueres. Currently, the Director of the Theatre-Museum is Dalí’s friend, collaborator and fellow painter Antoni Pitxot i Soler, who is also a Trustee and the Second Vice-President.

The building of the Municipal Theatre of Figueres, designed by the architect Roca i Bros, was constructed between 1849 and 1850 but was destroyed by a fire at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939.

From that moment, the building was reduced to its peripheral suppo... [ Read all ]


 Permanent Collection Highlights (21)

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Permanent Collection

The different collections managed by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation include all kinds of works of art: painting, drawing, sculpture, engraving, installation, hologram, stereoscopy, photography, etc., up to a quantity of some 4,000 pieces. Of these, some 1,500 are on show in the Teatre-Museu Dalí of Figueres.

The name Teatre-Museu Dalí covers three differentiated museum spaces, which propose a free and personal route around its rooms:

1) The Theatre-Museum itself, formed by the old burnt-out theatre converted into a Theatre-Museum based on the criteria and design of Salvador Dalí himself. This series of spaces form a single artistic object where each element is an inextricable part of the whole.

2) The group of rooms resulting from the progressive enlargements of the Theatre-Museum, where Dalí’s personal intervention is either testimonial or non-existent. These galleries are located in the Torre Galatea, are they feature several works from the Dalí legacy, as well as some of the new acquisitions made by the Foundation.

3) The gallery Dalí. Jewels, inaugurated in 2001, which includes the thirty-seven gold jewels set with gems of the old Owen Cheatham Collection, two jewels made later, and twenty-seven drawings and paintings on paper that Salvador Dalí made when designing the jewels.

The Teatre-Museu Dalí contains a wide variety of works which portray the artistic trajectory of the Empordanese painter, from his first artistic experiments - Impressionism, Futurism, Cubism, etc. - and his Surrealist creations, up to his later works. Some of the most notable works exhibited here are “Self-Portrait with l’Humanité” (1923), “Port Alguer” (...+ [ Read all ]






Cost

Individual: 10 € (includes Dalí ∙ Jewels exhibition)
Reduced: 7 € (includes Dalí ∙ Jewels exhibition)
Groups (+ 30 people): 6 €. Reservation is required.

Reduced admission charges for students, old age pensioners and unemployed people on production of the appropriate documentation. Also for groups of more than 30 people and owners of Carnet Jove (Euro under-26).

No admission charge for children under 9 years of age, members of the association Friends of the Dalí Museums, the Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya, the ICOM and journalists, only on production of the appropriate documentation.

*All costs are subject to change. Please check with the Museum for any changes.


Opening hours

From 1 November to 28 February: 10:30 to 18:00 (access until 17:15)

From 1 March to 30 June: 9:30 to 18:00 (access until 17:15)

From 1 July to 30 September: 9:00 to 20:00 (access until 19:15)

From 1 October to 30 October: 9:30 to 18:00 (access until 17:15)

The exhibition rooms will start to close 15 minutes before the official closing time.

Closed on:
1 January and 25 December.
Every Monday between 1 October and 31 May, except on holidays and holiday eves.
From 1 June to 30 September open every day.

*Schedules are subject to change. Please check with the Museum for any changes.


Getting there

Gala-Salvador Dalí Square, 5
E-17600 Figueres
SPAIN

Entrance: Gala-Salvador Dalí Square, 5
Exit: C/ Mª Àngels Vayreda

Tel: (+34) 972 677 500
Fax: (+34) 972 501 666
Email: tmgrups@dali-estate.org

PLAN YOUR TRIP
Airports: Girona, Barcelona and Perpignan
Road: AP7 motorway (Barcelona-la Jonquera), Figueres exit, or Main Road Nacional II (Barcelona-France). Drive to the city centre.
Train: RENFE train line from Barcelona to Portbou. Stop in Figueres. The Teatre-Museu Dalí is 12 minutes walking.
Bus: SARFA regular line, station in Figueres. The Teatre-Museu Dalí is 12 minutes walking.
Taxis: in front of the train station and at the Rambla (city centre)

Car Parks:
Fee-paying Car park: El Garrigal, behind the museum
Buses: access to the car park through Tramuntana Street
Cars: access to the car park through Pujada Canigó Street
Free car park: Parc Bosc
For maps and more information:
http://www.salvador-dali.org/museus/figueres/en_organitzar_viatge.html


Facilities

ACCESS REQUIREMENTS
Rucksacks, other shoulder bags and prams are not admitted.
Visitors to the Theatre-Museum are requested to deposit all bags, umbrellas, luggage and other large objects in the consignment office.
It is forbidden to touch any of the works or settings exhibited.
Smoking, eating and drinking in the Theatre-Museum is forbidden.
The Management reserves the right to refuse admission.

POLICY FOR FILMING AND TAKING PICTURES
When taking pictures, you are not allowed to use the flash or any other photographic equipment. If this happens, the camera will be temporarily held back until the owner finishes the visit. Public communication of the images taken inside the Dalí museums needs an authorization and rights clearance.

MUSEUM SHOP
The Teatre-Museu Dalí store-bookshop offers a wide range of exclusive products, all of them connected with the Salvador Dalí museums and oeuvre.

The bookshop has the museum guides and catalogues of the exhibitions presented by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, most of the books and collections of articles written by Dalí, and many volumes devoted to his work and to Surrealism.

The sales made by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation shops contribute to the Foundation’s educational and cultural activities.

The shop opening times are the same as those of the museum.


Museum internal and external photos (5)

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Education

The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation has a service for school groups (nursery, primary, secondary, sixth-form, training courses) as well as for adult education, special education, school exchanges, artistic teaching, and so forth. It offers a service for advice and coordination of visits to the three museums (Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres, Casa-Museu CastellGala Dalí in Púbol and Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí in Portlligat), as well as a complete programme of guided visits.

The content of the visits is entirely suited to the various educational levels through an approach which is at once imaginative, amusing, careful and logical. With highly participatory offerings, we aim to provide teachers and pupils with suitable instruments for studying one of the 20th century’s most significant artists. The various parts of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres and Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol become privileged places for discovering the artist. The visits can be arranged in Catalan, Spanish, French or English.

The Dalí Theatre-Museum is one of the Spanish State’s most visited museums. So that you can find out about it in the greatest comfort and at the same time enjoy the workshop-visits, we would recommend that you visit it from November to February, thus avoiding the crowds frequently found throughout the rest of the year.

Please ask for the content work-cards, which in addition to the description and objectives include the methodology and materials used. You will also find in them suggestions for follow-up work at school after the visit.

The programme offered by the Educational Service is supervised academically by the Dalí Studies Centre.

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Membership

One of the initiatives that show the great popularity of Salvador Dalí is the Amics dels Museus Dalí (Friends of the Dalí Museums) association.

Founded in 1993 under the presidency of Ms Lola Mitjans, the association has more than five hundred members around the world, which makes it a dynamic, popular and fully consolidated entity.

The purpose of Amics dels Museus Dalí is to disseminate the image and the museum work of the three Dalí museums, while being at the same time a meeting place for a number of people who doubtless share an admiration for Dalí.

The Amics dels Museus Dalí association engages in a wide range of activities: gatherings/dinners with guests invited to talk about subjects relating to Salvador Dalí (guests have included Modest Cuixart, Baltasar Porcel, Xavier Corberó, Pedro Aldámiz, etc.), surrealistic window-dressing competitions in Figueres shops, film projections, conference series, concerts, excursions and cultural trips.

We might also mention that Amics dels Museus Dalí acquired an etching by Salvador Dalí called Sailors. Also worthy of special mention is its perhaps still more important latest contribution – the gift to Figueres Town Hall of two giant Dalí and Gala look-alike figures for use in festivals, presented in society in May 1999.

Become a member of Friends of the Dalí Museums and enjoy this dreamlike, surrealistic and exciting world.

Annual membership fee:
Individual: 35 €
Family: 50 €
Children: 12 €

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, members gain free entrance to the Dalí museums, discounts in their shops and preferential tickets for various exhibitions.+ [ Read all ]