Collection

The Itsasmuseum collection is based on objects and items associated with the maritime culture of Bilbao and Bizkaia. It features exhibits closely linked to the men and women who are at the core of our maritime history.

Vessels

  • Portu
  • Gabarra Itsasmuseum
    The Barge
  • Anchustegui
  • Auntz
  • Bizkaia 1
  • Aduanas

Exhibition

Permanent exhibition

The Guild
of Merchant´s Felucca

This is a reproduction of the vessel used by the Guild of Merchants to carry authorities on the occasion of events and official receptions when it was at the height of its power.

Permanent exhibition

Sea
Rescue

This area explains the origins of sea rescue operations in the river estuary and port of Bilbao and the founding of the Arriluze sea rescue station in Getxo, which was equipped with such innovative systems as a breeches buoy that enabled rescues to be handled from shore.

Scale models

  • Scale model of the Puente Bizkaia transporter bridge made by apprentices at the Altos Hornos steel mill
  • Alu Mendi scale model
  • Museum Model Team model
  • Artagan Mendi Scale Model
  • Infanta Maria Teresa Scale Model
  • Bilbao Knutsen Scale Model
  • Cuauhtemoc Scale Model
  • Antonio de Gaztañeta Metopas