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River Maritime Museum (Museo Maritimo Ria) Tours

River Maritime Museum (Museo Maritimo Ria)
Bilbao’s growth and its maritime history go hand in hand given the city’s 20th-century growth as one of Europe’s prominent port cities. The River Maritime Museum dives into this history, going deeper than just Bilbao’s seafaring past to also reveal the background of the port, the people that lived along the estuary, and how it all impacted the city’s evolution.

The museum is appropriately located along the dry docks of the old Euskalduna shipyard (built in 1900 and closed in 1984), a kid-friendly space that features both indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Inside, visitors can watch an intriguing video on Bilbao’s history, and spy model ships and boats, along with life-sized ones too, including a reproduction of the fancy wooden Consulate’s felucca. Then, outside, you can explore the dry docks, other exhibits, and walk along the estuary.

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Note that the museum is free to enter on Tuesdays from September through June, and is closed on Mondays throughout the year. If you wish to explore more of the river, which leads north to the Bay of Biscay, there are sailing excursions that allow you to do so.
Address: Muelle Ramón de la Sota, 1, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain 48011, Spain
Hours: Winter: Tues-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat, Sun and bank holidays: 10am-8pm. Summer: Tues-Sun 10am-8pm. The museum is closed on Mondays year round.
Admission: General: €6; Children: €3.5; Under six years old: Free
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What are River Maritime Museum (Museo Maritimo Ria) hours of operation?
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River Maritime Museum (Museo Maritimo Ria) hours of operation: Winter: Tues-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat, Sun and bank holidays: 10am-8pm. Summer: Tues-Sun 10am-8pm. The museum is closed on Mondays year round.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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