Insurance Museum

For people interested in the history of insurance

For people interested in the history of insurance
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As a containment measure against COVID-19, and following the instructions of the public authorities, this exhibition hall will remain closed until until further notice.


Insurance Museum
Bárbara de Braganza, 14 28004 Madrid

Hours: from 09:00 to 17:00

How to get:

Buses: 5 – 14 – 27 – 37 – 45 – 53 – 150
Subway: Line 4 (Colón) and line 2 (Banco de España)
Suburban railway: C-2, C-7, C-8 and C-10

If you want to learn about the different ways in which mankind, throughout the course of history, has protected itself against unforeseen circumstances and how we have learned to share risk in order to minimize the consequences, come and visit our Insurance Museum, on calle Bárbara de Braganza, 14 in Madrid.

Visit us and find out for free about the history of insurance, an activity which has existed in the development of mankind from the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations right through to the modern day.

In order to ensure you enjoy your visit as much as possible we would like to offer you these 3 key points:

  • The works on display will take you on a journey through the history of humanity by means of various milestones in the insurance world such as the birth of the insurance policy; the first maritime insurance policies and the creation of fire insurance.
  • The Museum’s permanent collection houses 600 pieces among which you will find old plaques identifying buildings insured against fire risk by specific companies, old insurance ordinances, policies, advertising boards, posters and leaflets.
  • During this visit you will find policies and documents which will certainly spark your interest, such as the registry of the sinking of the Titanic and many other curiosities from this one-hundred year old activity. Did you know that the plaques of buildings insured against fire began to appear on the facades of buildings following the Great Fire of London in 1666?

If you don’t get the chance to visit us, you can enjoy the Insurance Museum wherever you are by taking a virtual tour, which encompasses all the pieces on display in the exhibition hall as well as preserved pieces stored away.

Tours of the Insurance Museum are only carried out in groups, therefore you will need to book beforehand through one of the following forms:





General public
(maximum of 30 people per group)

Students in Secondary Education or Vocational Training
(maximum of 25 students per tour)

Visiting Days

During the entire year
(except weekends, national holidays and the month of August)

School days during the school year


From 9am to 5pm
Estimated duration: 1 hour


Entrance ticket FREE-OF-CHARGE


Spanish or English