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Stella Polare: 26 to 29 May
Artic Sunrise by Greenpeace: 7 to 9 June
Mater eco-active museum ship: 5 to 8 July

May 2024
Children's activities

Discover the children's activities and plans for the whole family we’re proposing for this month.

A museum connected
to the sea

Biscay and its people have lived for centuries by and for the sea: a door to the world and a connection with other traditions and cultures.

Itsasmuseum shows us the maritime universe that extends from the Estuary of Bilbao to the Bay of Biscay.

About us

Our museum is a dynamic, friendly place open to public participation, which offers visitors a unique experience as they discover the maritime heritage and culture of Bilbao and Bizkaia.

And now you can also…

Discover our temporary exhibitions, activities and workshops.


The exhibition Ría y Mar. Visiones de JR Luzuriaga by the artist Juan Ramón Luzuriaga (Deusto, February 16, 1938) brings together fifteen evocative paintings of the maritime environment of Bizkaia.

Selma Huxley: discovering the Basques in 16th-century Terra Nova

A pioneering scientist and historian of international renown. Her work, of great relevance to the maritime history of the Basque Country and Canada, focused on the little-known Basque expeditions to Terra Nova, today's Atlantic coast of Canada, during the 16th and 17th centuries.


Join the Itsasmuseum community!

Take an active part in the life of the museum and enjoy special offers available only to members of our maritime community.

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ilustración de la grúa Carola

The “Carola” crane

An iconic witness to Bilbao’s past industrial and maritime culture, and one of the flagship exhibits of Itsasmuseum.

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ilustración de los diques


The history of the Euskalduna docks stretches back over 150 years. They are currently home to the main vessels in our collection.

ilustración de la casa de bombas

Pump house

This building houses the pumps used to drain the docks and keep them dry.

ilustración de erain


This project seeks to preserve knowledge of the trade of shipwrighting and highlight its importance in Bizkaia in the 20th century.

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ilustración del Itsasmuseum


Over 3000 m² of space given over to permanent and temporary exhibitions awaits you.


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