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Address: Muelle Ramon de la Sota n0 1, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 946085500
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Description: We welcome you to the Ria de Bilbao Maritime Museum, a privileged overlook...
We welcome you to the Ria de Bilbao Maritime Museum, a privileged overlook that will bring you closer to the thrilling adventure of the sea via the Bilbao Estuary and Port.This space is located on the former site of the outbuildings of the Euskalduna shipyard, on the left bank of the Bilbao Estuary. The Euskalduna de Construcción y Reparación de Buques Corporation was established in 1900 and marked the beginning of modern civilian shipbuilding in the Basque Country. After a glorious past, Euskalduna announced its closing in 1984.The Bilbao Estuary has undergone a spectacular change in recent years. It has once again become the centre of attention, this time as a space for leisure and entertainment. Aside from being an invigorating element of the city and the region, the Museum´s purpose is also to preserve and spread the history, culture and identity of the men and women that have lived on and from the Bilbao Estuary, which is closely bound to maritime tradition.Come aboard with us!
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Interesting to see the development of Bilbao

Interesting to see the development of Bilbao. A Nice museum, it shows you how Bilbao develepted through the centuries.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see the development of Bilbao. A Nice museum, it shows you how Bilbao develepted through the centuries.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were surprised of the high level of this museum!, really, this place is a world class museum!. What can I say?, the location is perfect!, the interior design is amazing!, is easy to access, is plenty of information and history, very friendly and attentive staff, service is very polite, the souvenir store is very nice!, all areas are very... More 

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

If it is pouring rain and you really cannot find anything else to do then this is your thing. Although I am seriously interested in maritime history I found this place very disappointing, there really ought to be more to show for the centuries of maritme enterprise based here. I agree it is not all that easy to find

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Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear PickyDine, Our Maritime Museum is located on the former site of the outbuildings of the Euskalduna shipyard, established in 1900 which after a glorious past announced its closing in 1984. The real docks, the pomp house, the red crane and two ships built here are a relevant part of our exhibition. Moreover, we try to explain the huge transformation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you walk along the river front you can't miss it. If you walk in a straight line from Abando through Moyua to the river you can't miss it. As some have commented it is not entirely a maritime museum, it's also a history of the port and its impact on Bilbao's urban development. It's fascinating to learn of the... More 

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Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear @WelshToro, thank you very much for your opinion. You definitely captured the whole essence of our Museum. We try to explain the Maritime roots of the region, with its commercial lines through the different oceans, with the different maritime business, shipbuilding included. All of them were made with many parts of the world, but in fact very often with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

1st its very hard to find, along the river but under the concert hall. 2nd It's NOT a maritime museum but rather one about Bilbao's riverfront, history and shipping. 3rd it could have been so much better with some signage as to the direction of the exhibits. Not worth it.

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Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion @cordyroy. It is true that it may not be easy to find because the Museum has two different areas: one is outside (the docks of the former shipyard, the big red crane and other maritime objects) and the indoor side is under the concert hall. We are trying to improve its visibility. On... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This museum is a quirky collection of items associated with ship building, the role of the estuary, and various things nautical. It is a fairly new museum located right on the estuary which adds to the ambiance.

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Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this review

Thank you very much @wajtv for sharing with us your opinion. It is a great satisfaction to see that our daily work is rewarded with this type of comments. We try to deepen in our maritime history and also in the understanding of the great recent transformation experienced by the city in the last 30 years. You could not understand... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited this museum during a short holiday in Bilbao. As far as museums go it is not large or amazingly glamorous but it is very well set up and a lot of the visual-audio information is extremely well done. There is a small theatre at the beginning of the exhibition, you can choose the language you want the video... More 

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Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear friend, Thank you very much for your opinion. You really do have learned a lot about our city Bilbao in your visit to our Museum. That's great! We try to tell our history but also to explain the recent transformation of Bilbao, as a symbol of urban regeneration. So we deeply celebrate to achieve that goal. Best regards More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

For the money I felt we were a little short changed. Two well presented floors with interesting artefacts. Boards with translations and some good audio visual stuff. It whet the appetite but we ended up wanting more.

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Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion. We celebrate that you appreciate the lay out of both floors of the Museum and its patrimonial objects. On the other hand, our most expensive rate is 6 euros, and during the scholar period every Tuesday the entrance is free. Thank you again and see you soon. More 

Rijswijk, Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

They have really done their best to make this museum presentable and to show how important Bilbao has been at sea. It is only a pity that most of the info is in the Basque language. This museum is free on Tuesday!!!

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Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind opinion. It is true that we do our best to show the importance of the sea and maritime issues in our history and in the recent transformation of Bilbao. All the information is in Basque Language and in Spanish, and there are many things in English and French. We will try to improve... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It's Ok - I quite liked all the displays made of Playmobil, but I guess that was aimed more at the children. I'd heard that there were external exhibits, but when we there (early April) there wasn't. Maybe we were out of season, but it was a little disappointing. Even my partner, who is v keen on maritime, was a... More 

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Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear @Canterbur, Thank you very much for visiting our Museum and for sharing with us your opinion. Our Museum has two permanent exhibitions: the one indoor mixed with temporary exhibitions and the external docks, with ships, a big crane and other maritime objects. The docks are thought to be the oldest civilian docks in Spain. They are full of history.... More 

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Address: Muelle Ramon de la Sota n0 1, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 946085500
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Vizcaya Province  >  Bilbao

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