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“A good idea would be to shut it”

Museu d'idees i invents de Barcelona (miba)
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US$54.12*
and up
Barcelona Card with Guidebook
Ranked #680 of 733 things to do in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 7 March 2014

What a dashing week we had in Barcelona. We thought of closing by giving the kids something to remember, and were looking forward to an hour of fun at the museum of ideas and inventions. But after paying the 8 euros each to get in, what we experienced was 20 minutes of disappointment. The kids activities were not on, the much publicized slide was shut for no apparent reason, staff was either absent or non existent, many of the electronic installations were either not working or turned off. The main installation room in the basement appeared as if it had hosted a hoard of bored kids for a week: a couple of dubious mattresses were leaning against a wall outside an empty neon lit room with tiny desks and a faint smell of damp. The kids first and last question was: "is this it?" The ludicrous set of gimmicky inventions left a lingering aftertaste of deception. The MIBA was a bad invention. A good idea would be to shut it.

5  Thank Andrea L
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We saved this for our last day in Barcelona as a treat for the kids. It was a trap and took 20 Euros for absolutely nothing. There is more on the outside of the 'museum' than the inside. Please don't waste your money and time :(

8  Thank Scum F
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We enjoyed this small museum but were a bit sad the slide was out of order. My daughter had great fun on the calorie exercise bike - you choose a pack of crisps on the display, then have to cycle enough to burn off the pack's calories within a time deadline, to earn that packet of crisps! Made a good respite from all the wonderful culture elsewhere in the city.

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Reviewed 4 May 2013

I greatly enjoyed my time in this museum. The entry price was 5€ for students (7€ regular) and perhaps a little high for a small museum, but it was worth it to me. I laughed out loud at some of the inventions like the florescent dog biscuits (so you don't step in doo at night) and the psychological dieting plate (with a mirror dividing it down the middle). There was a good range of inventions including those in the children's competition, planet-saving innovations, "as seen on TV" pieces, and flat-out jokes. The museum is small but I'd recommend it if you have an hour or two to kill and want to be entertained.

Thank emilylloydak
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

This museum certainly was different from other ones we had been to. There wasn't a lot in it, but what they did have was great. There wasn't as much as I expected for the 7 euro per person entry price though. I would reccomend it for one visit but wouldn't bother going back again.

Thank Lucy A
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