Itsasmuseum Bilbao

Itsasmuseum Bilbao is located on the former site of the outbuildings of the Euskalduna shipyard. Its purpose is to preserve and present the history, culture, and identity of the men and women who have lived on and from the sea in Bilbao and Biscay, areas with a strong maritime tradition.

The exhibition is divided into three main categories: the territory, the people who settled there and the natural and cultural heritage. Inside, we can find out about the evolution of sea trade in Bilbao and Biscay and surrounding areas and the evolution of naval industry. Outside, we can visit the old docks of the Euskalduna shipyards with over 150 years of history, an exhibition of boats, the very popular “Carola” crane and the Pumping Station.

Itsasmuseum Bilbao
Euskal Itsas Museoa
Muelle Ramón de la Sota 1
48013 Bilbao
+34 (0) 94 - 6085000

Recommended duration of visit:1,5 - 2 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:90 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:For details see website
Infrastructure for children:
Gift and book shop on site:yes

April to October:
Tuesday - Sunday 10am-8pm

November to March:
Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday, Sunday, bank holiday 10am-8pm

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