Master Class at the Thyssen

This 3-hour Master Class in the Thyssen Museum is ideal for those who have already experienced the Prado Museum and want to explore other art collections. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum houses one of the best private art collections in the world: a selection of artworks dating from the 14th to the 20th century acquired by the Thyssen family, with the recent addition of the personal collection of Carmen Thyssen, the Spanish widower of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza. 

Learn with us about precious Italian panels from the Trecento and the exquisite 15th-century diptych by Jan van Eyck, discover the most important compilation of 16th-century German and 17th-century Dutch art in Spain (including works by Dürer, Rubens and Rembrandt) and enjoy the detailed 18th-century Venetian vedute by Canaletto and Guardi.  In a chronological sequence, we will follow the Old Masters with the Impressionist revolution and explore works by Monet, Renoir, Degas and other 19th-century artists including van Gogh and Gauguin.  

Our Master Class explores themes such as patronage, artistic techniques and social history.  This collection encourages a discussion about the different art schools and traditions across geographical locations as varied as Italy, Germany, Holland, France, Great Britain and America during a 700-year timeline.  Duccio, Holbein, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Manet, Sargent, Picasso, Hopper, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud are amongst the artists represented at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.   

This is a truly engaging learning experience designed and led by a fully qualified Art History university professor, Dr. Almudena Cros (BA Hons, MA, PhD Warwick University), with an extensive teaching background and specialist knowledge.  Almudena has lived in Italy, Germany and England, so she is very familiar with Italian, German and British art and culture.

You will thoroughly enjoy this interactive lesson and you will come out with a new appreciation for Art.

Length: 3 hours. Maximum group size: 6 people.

Prices: 

Group tour prices
Please note that we run our tours even if there is just one person signed up, so there is no minimum number of participants.  Standard price for up to 3 people in the group is 70 euros per adult and decrease according to the number of people booking the tour (see discounts for students, seniors or children):
70 euros for adults
60 euros for students or senior citizens (over 65 years)
50 euros for children under 18 (children under 4 free of charge)
Booking 4 people: 60 euros per adult
Booking 5 people: 55 euros per adult
Booking 6 people: 50 euros per adult

Private tour prices
If you would like a guaranteed private tour, a supplement of 50 euros will be added to the total price.  For example, the cost for a private tour for 1 adult will be 70 plus 50 euros = 120 euros, and a private tour for 2 people will be 140 plus 50 euros = 190 euros.

Family Special offer
For family units of up to 6 members, including 2 or more children: 220 euros flat fee per family. This is a guaranteed private tour.

Thyssen tickets: 12 euros per adult - not included in the price.

Please bring a photocopy of your passport to qualify for a reduced entrance fee to the Museum (over 65 years old, children under 18 or students with a valid College or University ID)

No hidden charges: 21% VAT included in our prices.


Available days and starting times: 

Please note that advance booking is required and that although we are flexible and can often accommodate last-minute bookings, it is best to book early to avoid disappointment. These are our suggested days and times:

Tuesday through Sunday including holidays: starting at 10:30 or 15:00.

Please note that this tour does not run on Mondays.

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