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Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao

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“maritime museum”(11 reviews)
“dry dock”(5 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Muelle Ramon de la Sota n0 1, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
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+34 946 08 55 00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after the Guggenheim and actually enjoyed this museum. Great introduction to shipping and industrial history of Bilbao region.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strongly recommend a visit to the Maritime Museum. Ecellent material explaining the origin and growth of the port. Displays largely in Basque or Spanish, but with English handout guides. Museum staff also readily available to help.

Thank LusakaWhale
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a cracking little museum detailing the maritime history of Bilbao and its ports. The exhibitions are good with information boards in English and nice explanatory films.

Thank Cliodna Rhys W
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Wanted to visit but wasn't really high on itinerary. Big mistake. This p!ace is amazing and should be the first place you visit to give you an idea of the history of the city, before you see anything else. If you are english speaking only...More

1  Thank karlynstu
Reviewed November 21, 2017

This is a well-designed introduction to the seafaring history of Bilbao, with good videos of the development of the port over centuries. Highlights are the reconstruction of a consular barge that you can sit in, and the video of the renovation of the waterfront of...More

1  Thank Patrick P
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Decided to visit here as interested in the history of the river here. Lovely and curious exhibition of how the City of Bilbao grew over the centuries and the story of the river and it's importance in shaping life here. We were the only people...More

Thank 903ali
Reviewed November 4, 2017

Excellent museum highly recommend very informative and helpful staff who went out of there way to explain not only the maritime history but also the history of Bilbao itself .

Thank carol ann w
Reviewed October 15, 2017

It is a rather small museum, with quite a lot of ship models. But the most interesting is a film about the development of Bilbao in the last few decades. You can understand why Bilbao is now so popular and how nuch was invested and...More

Thank gszekely
Reviewed October 12, 2017

The entrance was difficult to find as it's actually underneath the south approach to the large Euskaduna Bridge over the Nervion. To the west you'll see a large red old dockyard crane and a dry dock occupied by some old boats. There's a stairway down...More

2  Thank observer2011
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The museum offers a great way to learn about the history of Bilbao (mainly from its maritime past). It was kind of hard to find as its below a road bridge but if you head towards the large red crane you'll get there. We also...More

2  Thank Robert F
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