Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The Guggenheim Bilbao is one of the most relevant museums of modern and contemporary art in the international scene, as well as the most important touristic highlight in the Basque Country. Every year the Museum receives approximately one million visitors from all over the world who are attracted by its high quality art program and the certainty of living a unique experience.

The museum programme combines exhibitions of the permanent collection, comprising items from the various museums in the Guggenheim network, with an ambitious range of temporary exhibitions.

The magnificent building housing the museum was the brainchild of American architect Frank Gehry who designed a large sculpture in organic forms using singular materials including limestone, glass, and the characteristic titanium sheathing much of the exterior.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

General Details

Director General: Juan Ignacio Vidarte
Address: Abandoibarra etorbidea, 2. 48009 BILBAO
Telephone: 944 35 90 00 (switchboard)


Tuesday - Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Monday: closed, except July and August
Closed on 25 December and 1 January
On 24 December and 31 December the museum closes at 5pm

Complementary Services

Educational programme and school visits 94 435 90 67
Friends of the Museum 94 435 90 14
Reservations for guided tours 94 435 90 90
Reservations and group admission 94 435 90 23
Information: 94 435 90 80
Gift shop: products related to the museum’s activities, art and contemporary design
Restaurants and bars: Nerua, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Restaurant (one Michelin star), Guggenheim Bilbao Bistro and Guggenheim Bilbao Bar


Admission rates vary depending on exhibitions and visitor types. The admission fee entitles visitors to enter and leave the museum throughout the day.

Advance ticket sales: (Tickets Online option).

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