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In its exhibition hall, the Museum displays around 600 pieces dating from the mid-18th century to the end of the 20th century. This collection of objects is a simple and at the same time nostalgic record of history, insurance companies and insurance activity, with a strong evocative quality, a bridge between the people who produced or used them and those who now gaze upon them.

Permanent exhibition hall

You can visit the Insurance Museum at Calle Bárbara de Braganza, 14. Madrid (Spain). A visit to the Insurance Museum costs 90 euros per group, but is free for students, institutions in the financial and insurance sectors, and Fundación MAPFRE’s collaborating entities.

You can book your visit through this link.

Virtual Tour

In addition to the 600 pieces on display, the Museum has a total of 1,300 pieces preserved in its collections, all of which can be viewed in the virtual version of the Museum via this link.

If you are unable to come and visit us, this is a great way to get to know us a little better.

Selection of works

Document containing the conditions of the insurance contract that reflects the contractual relations agreed upon between the insurer and the insured, through the payment of a premium and whose price varies depending on the amount or type of cover. The word "policy" comes from the Greek "apodiksis", which means, demonstration or proof, although it is also considered to derive from the Latin "pollicitatio", meaning promise.
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Plates on the facades of buildings
These plates were used so that firefighters, who at that time depended on insurance companies, could easily identify the buildings of their clients. They were also used to prevent possible fraud, since addresses and street numbering did not become commonplace until the mid-19th century.
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Advertising materials
Selection of advertising posters and brochures, calendars, ads from various insurance companies and the types of insurance they marketed. The massive distribution of advertising posters and brochures, both in insurance and other sectors of economic activity, began during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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Books, ordinances, ...
Books, ordinances, regulations, actions, conditions, ... various aspects of insurance operations management and insurance companies.
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Group bookings

Come and get to know us!

Come and get to know us!

Ideal for visits by students, professionals and any group interested in the world of insurance.

Insurance Museum visits are only available for groups and it is necessary to book in advance.