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Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco

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A lot to see over many floors

Free entry for over-65s which was a pleasant surprise. Friendly and helpful staff on reception... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Howarth S
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
One of Three

It took us three Basque Museums (in Bilbao, San Sebastian, and Bayonne) to get the "big picture" of... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free entry for over-65s which was a pleasant surprise. Friendly and helpful staff on reception. Free postcards! A lovely mixture of themes - fishing, Everest, anthropology, statuary, rural life etc. Could not find anything on beekeeping, though. Some splendid stone lions.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

We visited the museum in mid-September, 2018. The admission price is a bargain compared to others in Bilbao. Exhibits were very well done - covering Basqueland history from ancient times to current. Sections of the museum covered sea-faring, fishing, whaling, iron work, pastoral (shepherd) activities,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

This museum efficiently captures more Basque history on a few floors than I than I would have thought possible. I would recommend it to any visitor to Bilbao. The man at the admissions desk was welcoming and fluent in English. The exhibits were informative, covering...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

It took us three Basque Museums (in Bilbao, San Sebastian, and Bayonne) to get the "big picture" of Basque life and culture. This museum is well done, particularly for the exhibit, posters, and photos of the fête. We spent over two hours absorbing the displays...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

This museum details the crafts and traditions of the Bask area, from pre-history to about the early 20th century. In the courtyard there is the famous Mikeldi statue, a boar with a disk between its legs, dating from the 4th century BCE. There is also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

This is an excellent museum. Not to be missed! It cover all the history and culture of a area I knew nothing about. I love seeing local artist's work this was there too.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Claire L
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

To be honest, I entered the museum because I was expecting a chapter on the ETA liberation movement. Nothing as such. Big disappointment.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

An excellent museum in a lovely old building. A good mixture of ancient and modern exhibits. Having arrived at the end of the Aste Nagusia festival. It was interesting to see an exhibit to explain the whole thing. 3 floors of very different but nonetheless...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday when it is free entry. The museum was much larger than anticipated and there was a vast amount of artefacts which impressed us. There is almost no information available in English which meant that we did not spend too long...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank claud2121
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This museum gives a good introduction about the Basque people and their identity and cultural heritage. They show decorations of houses, dresses, pottery, and lifestyle throughout the centuries. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Phyllis A
August 26, 2018|
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I am not sure to what extent they have information in English. If they don't, it would be a shame: they promote so much other museums and places and such a lack of interest in your own culture