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Estuary of Bilbao Maritime Museum

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  • Bilbao Estuary Maritime Museum © Turespaña

    Bilbao Estuary Maritime Museum © Turespaña



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Muelle Ramón de la Sota, 1
48013 Bilbao
Vizcaya - Bizkaia, Basque Country

Telephone+34 946085500

Fax+34 944425923


Life on the Estuary of Bilbao

The centre's exhibit area includes both the interior of the museum and the exterior, where the breakwaters are.

The Bilbao Maritime Museum's collection includes objects relating to the maritime activities of the Estuary and Port of Bilbao, as well as the culture of the sea in general. Some of the most interesting items are boats belonging to Bilbao shipping companies, models of vessels built in the city's most emblematic shipyards, like the Nervión and the Euskalduna, the watercolour paintings of Esteban Bermejo and the lifeline system of marine rescue, which was donated by the Arriluze Red Cross Sea Rescue Station.

Essential works

  • Consular barge © Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao

    Consular barge

    This is a replica of the original, and was built by the Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum based on a 17th-century oil painting by Francisco Bustrín.

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  • Carola crane © Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao

    Carola crane

    This is an original crane which was used in the building of boats in the Euskalduna shipyards in the 1950s. It was the first of its kind made in Spain.

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  • Rescue of the  Josephita © Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao

    Rescue of the txalupa Josephita

    Oil painting of outstanding artistic quality depicting the shipwreck of the txalupa (boat) Josephita from Ondarrua on 2 July 1899.

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Come and visit


May 01 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Oct 01 to Apr 30

Tuesday to Friday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Public holidays

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Closing days: Monday


General: €6

Reduced: €3,5

Groups: €4

Children: Free admission


Free admission


Educational workshops

Children's workshops

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