The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid houses two large collections covering the whole of western art from 1290 to the present day, in addition to regular important temporary shows. Now the museum is offering special visits for families with children between the ages of 6 and 12, on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The experience starts with a private tour of the permanent collection before the museum opens to the public, followed by a specially-designed theme workshop. The aim is to stimulate children’s imagination and capacity for observation. In another new move, the museum will keep its temporary exhibitions open until 11 pm on Saturdays for the remainder of 2011.