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Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco

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Neighbourhood: Bilbo Zaharra
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Address: Plaza Miguel de Unamuno, 4, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 944 15 54 23
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon 10:00 - 19:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 19:00

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Interesting small museum

Well worth a visit... filled with details about the history and culture of Bilbao. Nice building, nice artefacts, interesting exhibits.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but really interesting museum about the history of the region and its people. It is located in the old town (casco viejo) and can easily be missed.

Thank Eaglespro
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

It was free the Thursday we went & if you visit the Casco Viejo, it's well worth seeing. The building itself is interesting & they have filled all floors with some great displays. The top floor has a detailed model of the region with was quite fascinating. My only niggle is that they had English displays in the foyer but... More 

Thank Da-ndy1989
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

visited before we were heading back to the airport. It was an interesting small museum. Not expensive 3 euros entrance. three floors of exhibits and artefacts to view. Not bad

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Well worth a visit... filled with details about the history and culture of Bilbao. Nice building, nice artefacts, interesting exhibits.

San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A very interesting museum delving into ancient times. Could have used a little more detailed history on medieval period but I suspect it is not an overly endowed or well funded museum so I give kudos to the job they are doing.

Thank mfoncerrada
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A friendly small museum in a lovely building with lots of character and interesting displays. Really nice place to learn more about Bilbao and Basqueland.

Thank andrew190479
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Worthwhile spending time at this museum which is dedicated to Basque evolution. Stunning displays of life in earlier periods which give a very good idea of different lifestyles and just how tough it was. The piece de resistance is undoubtedly the Iron Age wild boar carved from stone. A life size carving which is quite awesome given it's age.

Thank PaulArm123
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A bit of a mismash, but really good information on the key industries driving Basque culture over the years. Herding, Fishing, and Smithing sections gave great insight into the daily life of people in the area. It wasn't easy.

Thank kiwieric
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The basque museum was very interesting and is Free on Thursday. It's well laid out and has plenty of information available in English too

Thank Emma F
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

For me was quite interesting and a way to get in touch with my Basque roots. You can get a good feeling of Basque culture and history, well presented exhibits. It is located in the Old Town near ‘siete calles’ where there are a lot of places with good pintxos !!. ("pinchos" consist of small slices of bread upon which... More 

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