The Archaeological, Ethnographic and Basque History Museum of Bilbao, situated in the old part of the city, next to the church of Santos Juanes, occupies the old Jesuit school of Jesuíta de San Andrés (1604) and the former Casa de Misericordia. The Basque Museum is divided into a number of different sections: prehistory, fishing and the sea, the history of sheep farming, the iron and arms industries, trade and traditional arts and crafts such as ceramics and weaving. The exhibition is complete with an impressive model of the province of Bizkaia and there are a number of excellent pieces of popular furniture and religious artefacts on display throughout the museum.
Plaza Unamuno, 4
Tel. 94 - 415 54 23 and 94 - 416 92 46
Tuesday to Saturday: 11 AM to 5 PM
Sunday mornings: 11 AM to 2 PM
Mondays and holidays: Closed
School visits and groups of more than 20, must be booked in advance.
Cost per person: 3 euros
Students and groups (10+): 1.5 euros
Children of under 10 years of age and pensioners: free of charge
Day of the museum, Thursdays: free of charge