Get to know our collection, our exhibitions and our full range of activities

Itsasmuseum tells the story of a culture: a maritime culture. The close links that Bilbao and Bizkaia and their people have maintained with the sea have forged a unique identity and unique traditions, which are featured in all areas of our exhibitions and programme of events.

Permanent Exhibition

Temporary Exhibitions

Many worlds in one

Many worlds in one is an exhibition organized by the association AmiArte in which 29 artists, men and women from 14 different countries such as Ukraine, Cuba, Mali, Russia or Senegal, offer us their visions of the immensity of the sea.

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.


ERAIN Shipwrighting

A social innovation project that seeks to revive 20th century shipwrighting in Bizkaia. It comprises an exhibition, a live workshop and the vessels in the collection at the Euskalduna docks

Large Sailing Ships Programme

Large Sailing
Ships Programme

Under this programme, Itsasmuseum welcomes large sailing ships from all over the world throughout the year. These historical vessels generally offer open days, guided tours and activities on board for all ages.