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Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao

Muelle Ramon de la Sota n0 1, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
+34 946 08 55 00
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We welcome you to the Ria de Bilbao Maritime Museum, a privileged overlook that will bring you closer to the thrilling adventure of the sea via the Bilbao Estuary and Port.This space is located on the former site of the outbuildings of the Euskalduna shipyard, on the left bank of the Bilbao Estuary. The Euskalduna de Construcción y Reparación de Buques Corporation was established in 1900 and marked the beginning of modern civilian shipbuilding in the Basque Country. After a glorious past, Euskalduna announced its closing in 1984.The Bilbao Estuary has undergone a spectacular change in recent years. It has once again become the centre of attention, this time as a space for leisure and entertainment. Aside from being an invigorating element of the city and the region, the Museum´s purpose is also to preserve and spread the history, culture and identity of the men and women that have lived on and from the Bilbao Estuary, which is closely bound to maritime tradition.Come aboard with us!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Muelle Ramon de la Sota n0 1, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
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+34 946 08 55 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this museum. Set next to the dry dock of the last working shipyard in Bilbao, the museum itself is on the ground and first floor of a modern building and a bit hard to find. The young man selling tickets was very...More

Thank moscowfield
Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love to see that a visitor enjoys so much the visit to our Museum. We thank you very much for mentioning the kindness of our staff because it is one of our top priorities. As it is also the joy of the visit in...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

As well as a great history of the river, the exhibits have some excellent attractions for children and school groups. It even has a class room where children can make something to take home if they are part of a school group. As a result...More

Thank Matisse08
Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words. I think you got the message from the Museum very well. On the one hand, the didactic and familiar approach and on the other, the explanation of how Bilbao is transformed from an industrial nucleus to a...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

For anyone interested in maritime matters, it is a great little museum, a lot of attention to Bilbao, the river and the development of the port. In fact the film that shows in the guggenheim installation at the museum thought us as much of the...More

Thank Cr0nanC
Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

It is really a pleasure when a visitor perceives perfectly the message that the Museum wants to transmit and enjoys it. In fact, we could not define it better. Thank you. Best wishes

Reviewed 14 April 2017

The museum is good but as an English-speaking person I had problems with items descriptions as they didn't have much English there.

Thank Ania K
Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. In order to solve the lack of some English explanations we have just developed an important improvement with an APP which is a smartguide in four Languages, including English. Best wishes

Reviewed 11 January 2017

waiting for our airport taxi we stumbled across this museum wonderful cleverly laid out interesting a view of the city and its development over the centuries

Thank lastrollo
Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words and for promoting a visit to our Maritime Museum, where as you perfectly point out we explain the martime roots of the city of Bilbao and its recent urban transformation. Best wishes

Reviewed 7 January 2017

but more adapted for kids and school-classes with educational approach , but very lovely even for me ! Pity , all text's just in Basque and Spanish, which are not among the 3 languages I speak !

Thank Tom K
Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words Tom K. In order to provide a better experience for English-speaking visitors we have developed an APP with an audioguide in English and French, apart from Basque language and Spanish. Best wishes.

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Some really interesting info about the development of Bilbao. The captions of the exhibits are in Spanish, but if you look around, there are info boards in each rooms with translations in several other languages including English which was excellent.

Thank Truebluemif
Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thank you very much for your opinion Truebluemif. In order to provide a better experience for English-speaking visitors we have developed an APP with an audioguide in English and French, apart from Basque language and Spanish. Best wishes.

Reviewed 20 December 2016

Interesting museum tucked away in the old docks area of Bilbao. Tells the maritime story of Bilbao, which is very interesting in itself, and is full of interesting exhibits and galleries. Its a bit tricky to find but worth the effort.More

Thank MAR-AM-UK
Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thank you very much MAR-AM-UK for visiting us and for giving such a good mark to our Museum. It is true that it can be tricky to find the entrance. The right clue is the big red crane in the outside. When you see it...More

Reviewed 14 December 2016

Visiting Bilbao with elderly parents, with some leisure sailing history, we hopped on the Euskotren tram down to the Sabino Arana stop near the football stadium and meandered down to the lower level near Plaza Sagrado Corazón. It is not especially well signposted - except...More

Thank stanmansurrey
Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thank you very much for your kind words and for this impressive review of our Museum. It may be the most accurate report seen of our collection, exhibits, and messages, including directions to arrive it!. As you said the best way to find us is...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

This museum is a wonderful experience. The exhibits are so well done. There are films, computer graphics and educational displays. There are activities for children which my husband and I enjoyed too. It is not only about ships and sea going vessels it is also...More

Thank Judy H
Jonrui, Director General at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words about the Maritime Museum. It is a real pleasure when a visitor enjoys so much of our Museum. We are very happy and it helps us to continue working with great enthusiasm. Best regards

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