Contact details

Plaza Miguel de Unamuno, 4
48006  Bilbao, Bizkaia  (Basque Country)
Tel.:+34 944155423



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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.

This takes a look at the ethnography of the Basque people through various exhibits and objects. In addition to the value of the building and its central cloister, the collections it contains include everything from the oldest remnants found in the region of Vizcaya, through to examples of the traditional ways of life of the Basque peoples. 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.

  • Artistic period: Multi-disciplinary
  • Content: Ethnology

Practical information


  • Monday

    From 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • From Wednesday to Friday

    From 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday

    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM From 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Sunday

    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Closing days: Tuesday


  • Adults: €3
  • Reduced: €1,50
  • Children: Admission free
  • Retired persons: Admission free
  • Disabled persons: Admission free


Guided tours, Left items and cloakroom service


  • Disabled access
  • Lift with disabled access
  • Teaching material adapted for the disabled
  • WC with disabled access


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