El Pobal Ironworks

El Pobal Ironworks, a 500 years old foundry, is the only of all the ancient foundries located in the Basque Country that has preserved part of the original mechanisms and installations. This hydraulic and preindustrial complex includes a watermill dated back to the XVIIth Century, a palace and the whole hydraulic installations needed to transform ore into metal (dam, channel, waterwheels and more).

It was opened as a museum in 2004 with the aim of keeping the legacy of the iron culture of this particular area of Bizkaia, devoted to mining and iron related activities since the Middle Ages. During the guided visits visitors can see the stone bellows blowing air into the furnace and the blacksmith forging iron using the great hammer.

El Pobal Ironworks
Ferrería de El Pobal
48550 Muskiz
+34 (0) 629 - 271516

Recommended duration of visit:1,5 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:60-90 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:Available
Infrastructure for children:
Visitor centre on site:yes
Gift and book shop on site:yes

15 April to 15 October:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-2pm, 4-7pm
Sunday, bank holiday 10am-2pm

16 October to 14 April:
Tuesday - Sunday 10am-2pm

  • Guided tours only
  • Tours in other languages
  • Guided tours for children