The Maritime Museum of Bilbao was inaugurated in 2003 in the grounds where once there were Euskalduna Shipyard, on the left bank of the river. These shipyards were founded in 1900 and marked the beginning of civil shipbuilding in the Basque Country. In 1984 the shipyard Euskalduna closed their facilities being abandoned until 2003 when it opened the Maritime Museum.
The Maritime Museum of Bilbao exhibits pieces related to the sea, in both internal and external instalations
Since opening, the Maritime Museum seeks to preserve and disseminate the history, culture and identity of the people who have lived related to maritime tradition. This museum is an important part in the transformation of the city.
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The permanent exhibition of Maritime Museum is exposed in two different areas: Indoor exposure to 3,500 square meters and the outdoor 20,000 square meters.
- The interior is divided into three exhibition spaces where the visitor is shown the evolution of the river throughout its history. The topics covered in the three areas are: “Laugh, seaport“; “Ria, market and factory” and “the river, Naval Shipyard.”
- In the outdoor exhibition visitors can see the collection of boats that are exposed in the museum levees, which were the Euskalduna Shipyards. In an environment of high value and attractive, you can also find the famous Crane Carola with a high net worth. Besides being a vital witness to the relationship of people with the estuary. Nearby you can also find the pump house where machinery is emptying and filling of the dams.
The visit to the Maritime Museum of Bilbao can be done throughout the year except Mondays, when the museum will be closed.
Ticket price: 6€
Muelle Ramón de la Sota 1, Phone: 94 6085500
More information about Maritime Museum of Bilbao museomaritimobilbao.org
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