The Basque Museum and Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Basque opened in 1921 on the ground floor of the Baroque cloister of the old College of St. Andrew built in the seventeenth century. It was the first foundation of the Jesuits in Bilbao, where classes taught Theology, Physics, Logic, Metaphysics and Grammar and other matters. In 1767 the Jesuits were expelled from Spain, so its assets become Crown.
The Basque Museum preserves and exhibits objects displaying the archeology and ethnography of the Basque people
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The permanent exhibition of the museum is divided into four floors:
- On the ground floor visitors can see funeral heraldry and tombstones. There is also an area for tents and other temporary exhibitions. Going up the stairs to the first floor, features a reproduction Kurutziaga Cruise, whose original fifteenth century is in Durango.
- On the first floor, visitors can see exhibits related to weapons, the Basques and the sea, ceramics, fabrics and pastoral culture.
- On the second floor, visitors can see the rooms dedicated to Prehistory and Archeology of Bizkaia.
- Finally on the third floor, visitors can see the room of the Consulate of Bilbao and a scale model of the province of Bizkaia.
The Basque Museum will be open all year except Tuesday that the museum is closed.
Ticket price: 3€
(2€ la temporary exhibition)
More information about the Basque Museum euskal-museoa.org
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Plaza de Miguel de Unamuno 4, Phone: 94 4155423
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