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Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bordeaux, France
2 floors are excellent, the rest need a major overhaul

This museum details the crafts and traditions of the Bask area, from pre-history to about the early... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
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All reviews interesting museum basque culture self explanatory english explanations boar baroque building lovely old building old town worth a visit top floor nice collection casco viejo on display model artifacts history life
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 19 September 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.

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 7 September 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.

Thank PeterD218
Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank Michele F
Reviewed 16 August 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

Thank claud2121
Reviewed 26 July 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.

Thank NLcycle
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Very nice museum of Basque culture, including a nice collection of giant "puppets" used in street festivals. A great way to spend an hour or two and learn more about Basque Country.

Thank Michael H
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Phyllis A
27 August 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