The history of the Basque people
This museum opened to the public in 1921, and is located in a Baroque-style building in Bilbao's old quarter.
Its collections encompass the archaeology of the Vizcaya region and the ethnohistory of the Basque Country, illustrating the lifestyles of the Basques from their origins to the present day. Its exhibits enable visitors to learn about the sea, fishing and sailing, the iron and weapons industries, commercial and mercantile activities, as well as traditional trades and crafts. It also schedules temporary monographic exhibits.
Designation: Regional museum
Artistic period: Multi-disciplinary
Plaza Miguel de Unamuno 4
48006 Bilbao (Bizkaia)
From Tuesday to Saturday
Does not close at midday
From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Closing days: Monday and Public holidays
Retired persons: Admission free
Children: Admission free
Disabled persons: Admission free
ICOM members and associations: Admission free
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