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Toilette exhibition, hygiene at the end of the 19th century, in the Cerralbo museum

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Toilette exhibition, hygiene at the end of the 19th century, in Cerralbo Museum in Madrid

Until January 12, 2014 you have the opportunity to see a curious exhibition at Cerralbo museum in Madrid.

It's about the exposition Toilette, hygiene at the end of the 19th century, in which personal hygiene and cosmetics are the main protagonists during the next weeks in this palace that you find near the Spain Square, and that is one of the least known museums of Madrid.

The exhibition analyzes the Toilette in the double concept of the term, on the one hand, personal hygiene, and on the other hand, the domestic space used as a bathroom and also as a toilet.

At Cerralbo museum palace You have the opportunity to see various hygienic solutions used by the owners, the Marquis of Cerralbo and his family, during the time they lived there, between 1890 and the 20s of the last century.

At the end of the 19th century there was also the appearance of the first commercial brands of cosmetics, in addition to beauty salons and hairdressers.

Thus, in the exposition Toilette from the Cerralbo museum You can see various objects and toilet areas, such as a feminine dressing table, a bathtub, bidet, some items brought from the Costume Museum, as well as samples of the leading cosmetic brands of the time.

The exhibition visiting hours Toilette in the Cerralbo museum they are, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9.30 to 15 hours; Thursdays, from 5 pm to 8 pm; and Sundays and holidays, from 10 to 15 hours.

He price of admission, That works for visit the exhibition and the permanent collection, it is 3 euros, although you can visit it for free on Saturdays from 2 pm, on Thursday afternoons and every Sunday.

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