Museoak.bizkaia.eus uses third-party and own cookies to improve the service and obtain statistical information on browsing habits. If you continue browsing, we will consider that you accept their use. For further information, consult the section Cookies

 

Basque Museum

The Basque Museum, founded in 1921, stands in the heart of Bilbao s Old Quarter, in the former Jesuit School of San Andrés, built in the seventeenth century.

The three-storey museum centres around an austere cloister housing one of the most iconic pieces in the collection, the Mikeldi, a zoomorphic sculpture dating from the Second Iron Age.

The museum collection includes a wide spectrum of items illustrating Basque culture and history, with particular emphasis on traditional items. It is divided into two large blocks: Basque history and Basque ethnography. These objects stand testimony to the everyday life of the Basque people throughout history.

Ground floor
Mikeldi, reproduction of the Kurutziaga Cross and “Victoria” horse-drawn carriage

First floor: Ethnography
The Culture of Shepherding, The Basques and the Sea and Textile Crafts: Linen and Wool

Second floor: Ceramics and Ironworking
Popular Basque Pottery, China and Porcelain and model of the Lebario forge (scale 1:5)

Third floor: History
Model of Bizkaia (Horizontal scale 1:5000/Vertical scale 1:2500 - 200 square metres) "Consulado de Bilbao" and Historical Maps

Basque Museum

General Details

Coordinator: Sorkunde Aiarza
Address: Plaza Unamuno, 4. 48006. BILBAO
Entrances: Calle Cruz, 4 and Plaza Unamuno, 4
Telephone: 944 15 54 23
E-mail:
museoa@euskal-museoa.org
Website: www.euskal-museoa.org

Schedule

Monday: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 1.30pm / 4pm- 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm
Tuesday: Closed

Complementary Services

Guided tours and activities
Rooms for hire for functions

Prices

General admission: €3
Reduced: €1.50 (students and groups of over 10 people)
Free: retired people, unemployed, children under 12; and people with disabilities
Museum Day: Thursday

Logo of the Regional Government