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Permanent exhibition

Temporary exhibition

19.01.2019 - 31.07.2019

DIRECT
GYOTAKU

“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..

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Surrounding area

Itsasmuseum is in the centre of Bilbao, a city which has become a major international tourist destination in recent years. Other attractions just a few minutes’ walk away include the Guggenheim Museum, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, the Sala Rekalde gallery and the Azkuna Zentroa cultural centre. A stroll along the river takes you to the original Old Town, which is still the nerve centre of Bilbao.

Nave 9

CAFETERÍA

The Nave 9 [“Hall 9”] cafeteria is run by Carlos Romero, a renowned figure in the Bilbao music scene, who also programmes the music at Itsasmuseum.

Apart from its role as a cafeteria, Nave 9 also provides customised catering services for many of the corporate events staged at Itsasmuseum.

Gift shop

The museum features a new kind of gift shop, located in the atrium by the ticket office. Visitors can purchase personalised items and publications released by Itsasmuseum as part of its remit to extend knowledge of maritime matters.

Cafetería Itsasmuseum