Basque Mining Museum

The mission of the Basque Mining Museum is to study, preserve and publicise the area’s mining culture and history.
Items in the collection have been recovered and restored by volunteers from the Mining Museum Cultural Association.
The museum shows the industrial importance of iron mining to the region, transforming as it did the natural, social and economic landscape.

Local hills still bear the traces of centuries of ore mining. One of the clearest examples is the Bodovalle pit.

Basque Mining Museum

General Details

Director: Haizea Uribelarrea
Address: Barrio Campodiego s/n. 48500. GALLARTA (Abanto-Zierbena)
Telephone: 946 36 36 82


Monday: closed
Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 2pm / 4pm - 7pm (July and August, open to 8pm)
Saturdays and public holidays: 11am - 2pm / 4pm - 7pm (July and August, open to 8pm)
Sundays: 11am - 2.30pm
Closed 25 December, 1 January and 6 January

Complementary Services

Guided tours by prior appointment
Audio guides free
Workshops and educational activities for schoolchildren
Gift shop and bookshop
Accessible to persons with mobility problems


General: €3
Reduced: €2 (students, OAPs, people with disabilities, children from 8 - 12)
Groups: €2.50 (minimum 12 people, no guide)
Free: children under 8, guides, members, unemployed, teachers…
Guided tour: €4

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