The Santurtzi Museum of the Sea stands behind the harbour wall, in the heart of the port.
The Museum of the Sea gives you an original view of the history of Santurtzi and its seafarers and helps you understand how the coastline has changed over the centuries. Rowing and traditional boat races share pride of place with the local fishwives in this area.
We offer audio-guided tours and group tours.
The audio-guided tour is available in Basque, Spanish, English and French.
It is accessible also for persons with physical, hearing, sight, intellectual and organic diversity.
Guided tours for groups
The Santurtzi Museum of the Sea offers guided tours for groups by prior arrangement.
Custom tours in a safe environment
The Museum of the Sea Interpretation Centre has undergone a meticulous external assessment to confirm that it has suitable protocols in place to be classed as a safe area.
It holds the SICTED Safe Destination distinction, awarded by the Secretariat of State for
Tourism and Basquetour (the Basque Tourist Agency).
The Museum of the Sea on the European Route of Industrial Heritage
Fishing and industry have shaped the landscape and people of Santurtzi.
The Santurtzi Museum of the Sea preserves and interprets local history and seafaring activities, the reminiscences of local workers, their festivities, their traditions and the urban development and transformation of the area.
The Santurtzi Museum of the Sea is part of the Basque Industrial Tourism Network, which seeks to highlight the history of the Basque Country.
It belongs to the EUROPEAN ROUTE OF INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE.
It is also a member of the BASQUE COAST MUSEUM NETWORK.