Gernika Peace Museum Foundation

The Gernika Peace Museum opened on 8 January, 2003. Is a theme-based museum devoted to the culture of peace. It takes its inspiration from the tragic bombing of Gernika on 26 April, 1937. The permanent exhibition centres around three essential themes or questions:

1.- What is peace?
A wide range of ideas, concepts, thoughts and perspectives on the subject of peace, with particular emphasis on the contemporary idea that peace, with the aim of resolving conflict, springs from relations between people. The history of peace should not be viewed merely as the history of the end of conflicts.

2.-What legacy has the bombing of Gernika left?
A reading of the history of Gernika-Lumo and the Spanish Civil War, the bombing and the exemplary lesson offered by the survivors of that tragic event, entering into reconciliation with their aggressors, as well as other reconciliation and mediation processes from around the world.

3.- What is currently happening with peace in the world?
A look at the world through the lens of Picasso s "Guernica", with a deliberation on human rights and the Basque conflict as ways of examining the current state of peace around the world.

Gernika Peace Museum Foundation

General Details

Director: Iratxe Momoitio
Address: Foru Plaza 1. 48300. GERNIKA-LUMO
Telephone: 946 27 02 13



Closed From 1st to 29th due to maintenance Works.



  • MONDAY: Closed
  • TUESDAY to FRIDAY: 10:00-18:00
  • SATURDAY: 10:00-14:30 / 16:00-18:00
  • SUNDAY: 10:00-14:30


From MARCH 1 to OCOTBER 27:

  • MONDAY: 10:00-14:30
  • TUESDAY to SATURDAY: 10:00-19:00
  • SUNDAY: 10:00-14:30



  • MONDAY: Closed
  • TUESDAY to FRIDAY: 10:00-18:00
  • SATURDAY: 10:00-14:30 / 16:00-18:00
  • SUNDAY: 10:00-14:30


*** From DECEMBER 5 to 8th

  • THURSDAY to SATURDAY: 10:00-19:00
  • SUNDAY: 10:00-14:30


From 23th to 25th and from 30th to 31th: Closed.

Complementary Services

Memoritou Gernika walking tour.

Guided tours in four languages (Basque, Spanish, English and French.)
Visits for groups, by prior arrangement.
Free individual guided tours in Easter week, summer and special days: 1pm.
Documentation centre
Educational department
Gift shop
Temporary and travelling exhibitions.
Museum + visit to a Civil War bomb shelter.


General: €5
Reduced: €3
Admission to temporary exhibition: €1
Civil war bomb shelter + museum admission: €3.60
Free admission: ICOM members, children under 12, Sundays and some special days (30 January, School Day of Peace and Non-Violence; 26 April, Anniversary of the bombing of Gernika; 18 May, International Museums Day; June, Basque Coast Museums Day; 21 September, International Peace Day; 10 December, International Human Rights Day).
Guided Tour (with prior appointment): €28 per group (maximum 25 people)

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