The Museum is currently preparing for a major extension, which will double the area and provide it with a modern hall for temporary exhibitions, a restoration workshop, an assembly hall and an area for educational activities, etc. The historic building of the Sorolla Home will be free from restrictions that oblige it to allocate a certain amount of space exclusively to internal use.
Space for the extension has already been secured adjacent to the current Museum building, and accessible from Zurbano Street, no. 68. It consists of large premises at street level, with office space on the first floor (already in use).
The Museum will remain open while rehabilitation work is underway in the “domestic” areas of the Sorolla Home: the salon, dining room and area adjoining it, main staircase and temporary exhibition halls (the former bedrooms of the home). (In 2002, the three studios – Halls I, II and III – were renovated.)
With this rehabilitation project, the halls will be kept as they are today, but the electricity and heating and air conditioning installations will be updated, the ceilings and façades restored, and a lift installed in the main staircase to enable physical accessibility.