waiting for you

Feel the salt air and smell the sea in the middle of Bilbao - with everything you need to guarantee a safe and pleasant visit. If you prefer, we can bring the museum to you with the "Digital Itsasmuseum"

Autumn 2022
Children's activities

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

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.

My Sails, My Brushes

The Itsasmuseum atrium is host to a new temporary exhibition of ship’s sails, converted into canvases by Salvador Saura Margarit (Barcelona, ​​1951) within the My Sails, My Brushes project.

11.05.22- 30.10.22

Surfing Euskadi

Surfing Euskadi is a temporary exhibition that takes visitors on a journey through the history of a sport that is strongly rooted in Euskadi.

20.05.22- 30.10.22

Elkano. Navegation and Science.

The temporary exhibition Elkano. Navigation and Science offers a tour of the navigation techniques in existance at the beginning of the 16th century and used by Juan Sebastián Elkano and his crew to complete the first circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago.


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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Get to know Itsasmuseum

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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