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Itsasmuseum tells the story of a culture: a maritime culture. The close links that Bilbao and Bizkaia and their people have maintained with the sea have forged a unique identity and unique traditions, which are featured in all areas of our exhibitions and programme of events.
19.01.2019 - 31.07.2019
“Direct Gyotaku” looks at an age-old Japanese artistic technique that consists of making prints of fish using the fish themselves as printing blocks or templates, with ink and paper. The exhibition sets out to showcase the marine diversity of the Bay of Biscay through art.
26.06.2019 - 26.06.2020
J. S. Elkano.
Following in his footsteps
"J. S. Elkano. Following his footsteps" takes an in-depth look at the biography of Juan Sebastián Elkano (1487/88-1526) and takes visitors along his life path before, during and after the first circumnavigation of the globe, which he began 500 years ago in a search for a new route to the Spice Islands..
A social innovation project that seeks to revive 20th century shipwrighting in Bizkaia. It comprises an exhibition, a live workshop and the vessels in the collection at the Euskalduna docks
Large Sailing Ships Programme
Under this programme, Itsasmuseum welcomes large sailing ships from all over the world throughout the year. These historical vessels generally offer open days, guided tours and activities on board for all ages.