• Basque Museum of the History o...
    The Museum of the History of Medicine (MHM) contains a rich collection of medical and scientific objects from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which have been used by doctors, hospitals and other institutions in the Basque Country. Most of the items on show were made in France, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. More than 6,000 items are on display from all medical specialities and other scientific disciplines. The museum forms is a university establishment, and as well as preserving our scientific heritage, fulfils an investigative and educational role. In the field of research, it seeks to offer a global view of themes such as the history of disease, geophysics and meteorology, together with a more local perspective in different medical and scientific areas. The seminar room is used for classes and practicals in different health-related courses. As well as making the contents available to historians of medicine and science in general, the museum seeks to disseminate its knowledge among the general public. Basque Museum of the History of Medicine
  • Fishing Museum
    The historical Ercilla Tower stands overlooking the old harbour of Bermeo. It was declared a national monument in 1943, and since 1948 has housed the Fishing Museum. It is one of the few museums in the world devoted exclusively to the life and work of Basque fisherfolk, describing their life and customs, their guild organisations, their boats and ships and the techniques they have used over the centuries for catching and selling fish. It also tells the story of the Auxiliary Navy of Euzkadi, the central core of which was made up of Basque fishermen. There is also a section dealing with the history of the tower itself, a late fifteenth century building, urban and commercial, and home to a family of illustrious traders which included Fortún García de Ercilla and Alonso de Ercilla, author of the Araucana. In 1985, the Provincial Government of Bizkaia carried out renovation work on the roof and reorganised the internal areas and the facades of the tower were restored between 1994 and 1995. Further work has been carried out more recently to restore the original appearance of the building and the permanent exhibition has been remodelled in line with the most modern exhibition techniques. Fishing Museum
  • Bilbao Museum of Reproductions...
    The Bilbao Museum of Artistic Reproductions is one of the oldest in the city. It was reopened in its present venue in the former Corazón de María church in November 2006. Founded over 80 years ago, the range and quality of the reproductions on display make the collection one of the finest in Europe. It includes exact replicas of some of the great sculptural masterpieces of all times, including the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Venus of Milo, Laocoön and His Sons and Michelangelo’s Moses. After remaining closed for nearly a decade, it is now housed in an ideal location in the former Corazón de María church, built in neo-Gothic style in the late nineteenth century. Bilbao Museum of Reproductions
  • Bilbao Museum of Bull-Fighting...
    The Bullfighting Museum in the Vista Alegre bullring in Bilbao was opened on 9 June 1995. The function of the Bilbao Bullfighting Museum is essentially educational. It comprises eight general sequences of the History of Bullfighting. The texts are illustrated with over a hundred photographs, heads of famous bulls, bullfighters outfits and other items including the costume of the picador Egaña, a sword used by “Cocherito”, the cape of “Costillares”, as well as books and models of former bull rings in Bilbao… Bilbao Museum of Bull-Fighting
  • Museum of Basque Nationalism, ...
    The collection, comprising original materials ranging from the nineteenth century to the present, is constantly expanding thanks to private donations. The items are notable for their historical and often sentimental value. The museum has a collection of textiles, including flags, scarves and accessories, evoking an important part of the region s historical past. There is also an important photographic collection, with illustrations and drawings, historical testimonies of Basque socio-political heritage, especially of war and exile in the mid-twentieth century. The museum also has an educational function and seeks to heighten historical awareness among young people and encourage them to feel part of the country’s past. The permanent exhibition is currently closed for renovation work, but we continue to tour the Basque country with temporary itinerant exhibitions, mostly accompanied by free educational activities.
  • Orozko Museum of Ethnography
    The museum is located in the Legorburu Palace, also known as the Kareaga House, an eighteenth century manor house in the Plaza Mayor in Zubiaur in the Orozko Valley. The museum houses items, documents and testimonies of different aspects of life in the valley over the centuries, giving an idea of the different factors that have moulded its present situation. The museum is meant to be both instructive and fun, with interactive and participative features, audio-visual media and other information resources. The museum’s main purpose is to reconstruct the past of the Orozko valley, in order to give present and future generations an understanding of their ancestors, their traditions and their singular features. It is also hoped that by learning more about these aspects, visitors will learn to value and preserve the environment of the Orozko valley and the Gorbeia Nature Park. The museum is housed in three floors, each devoted to a particular theme: the historical heritage of the Orozko valley; traditional life in the valley; and the settlers of the Gorbeia highlands. Orozko Museum of Ethnography
  • Itsasmuseum Bilbao
    Itsasmuseum Bilbao (Maritime Museum) Itsasmuseum Bilbao tells the story of the maritime culture of Bilbao and Bizkaia and the close links between the local people and the sea, which has helped give them traditions and an identity which are unique. Itsasmuseum works to conserve and publicise the maritime heritage of Bilbao and Bizkaia from a participative, educational viewpoint for both locals and visitors from further afield. It stands on the site once occupied by the wharves of the former Euskalduna shipyard on the Paseo de Abandoibarra promenade near the Guggenheim Museum and the Palacio Euskalduna concert hall and convention centre. Itsasmuseum has a surface area of around 27,000 m2, partly interior and partly exterior. The exterior area features wharves with more than 150 years of history behind them, where some of the vessels in the museum’s collection are now located, along with exhibits such as a famous crane known as Carola, the Pump House and a number of sculptures. This is an ideal recreational space which comes into its own as a hub for maritime leisure-related activities. The indoor area measures around 7,000 m2. It houses temporary and permanent exhibitions. Stand-out features of the permanent exhibition include a collection of scale models, audio-visual presentations and life-sized recreations. Since 2018the area has incorporated two new projects: ERAIN, a knowledge hub for 20th century boat-building techniques in Bizkaia, and the Port Center, a project which looks at the operations and importance of the Port of Bilbao today.
  • 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
  • Gernika Peace Museum Foundatio...
    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

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