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Guided tours of The Museum of the Sea

The Museum of the Sea, Santurtzi Itsas Museoa, 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.

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.


Audio-guided 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.

Código ético, Santurtzi
Sicted, destino seguro
Sicted, compromiso de calidad turística

More information

Santurtzi Tourist Office
Fishing port, 20
(+34) 94 483 94 94

September-June
Every day 10:00-15:00

Easter Week / July-August
Every day 10:00-19:00

Santurtzi Museum of the Sea
GENERAL:  €1.50

  • 5-17 and + 65 years old and groups of + 10 people €1
  • Groups (+ 10 pax) Booked tours/ special activities €1
  • Maritime activity workshops &  activities €1.50

 

COMBINED TICKET:

Agurtza fishing boat + Museum of the sea:

General admission: 2,50 €.

Reduced rate (5-17 years old, + 65 years old, + 10 people): 2 €.

Family rate (up to 2 adults + 2 children): 7 €.

 

FREE ENTRY:

  • Under 5s
  • All visitors on Wednesdays
  • Registered residents of Santurtzi
  • Nekatur card holders
  • Bilbao Bizkaia Card

50% discount for Basque Coast Network membership holders

Book with us

Available booking dates

September-June
Every day 10:00-15:00

Easter Week / July-August
Every day 10:00-19:00

ATTENTION:

Request your reservation, we will confirm availability by email.

You can request an arranged visit for groups outside the regular opening hours by contacting the Tourist Office, T. (+34) 944 83 94 94 or by filling in this form.

Payment is due at the beginning of the activity.

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The taste of the sea

Santurtzi is a town on the coast where you can enjoy the sea and the hills with urban and natural attractions, try exquisite seasonal fish dishes such as grilled sardines (the local speciality) and sample tasty bar snacks or pintxos.

You can also see the only traditional wooden sailing vessel open to visitors in Bizkaia and the Museum of the Sea, which features exhibits that show the maritime soul of the town and dramatised recreations of traditional fish auctions.

Or feel the unforgettable excitement of seeing a whale blow just a few metres away from you.

Take to the sea on one of our sailing trips or hire a venue for a musical performance or for your association.

Come to Santurtzi, an attractive, friendly town with the sea in its blood.

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