From its opening in 1991 up to 2007 the two main floors of the Museum were home to a permanent exhibition that provided an overview of the relationship between the Basques and the sea over the centuries, with the emphasis on shipbuilding.
In 2007 the concept of the museum was changed and the two main floors came to host long-duration temporary exhibitions. The 6 exhibitions of this kind staged to date are the following: “San Sebastián, ciudad marítima” [”San Sebastian, Maritime City”], “Los vascos y el Pacífico. Homenaje a Andrés de Urdaneta” [“The Basques & the Pacific. A Tribute to Andrés de Urdaneta”], "Cazadores de ballenas" [“Whalers”], "1813. Asedio, incendio y reconstrucción de San Sebastián" [“1813: The Siege, Burning & Reconstruction of San Sebastián”], "La costa guipuzcoana en el arte" [“The Coast of Gipuzkoa in Art”] and “La gran pesca del bacalao” [“The big cod fishery”].
The full list of temporary exhibitions staged to date is as follows:
From April 3 to June 23, 2019
With the exhibition project "I, the traitor" from the Basque Maritime Museum, we propose an interactive dialogue between the interpretation made by the artist Juan Aizpitarte about the character of Lope de Aguirre and the historical events that occurred during the voyage of exploration of the Amazon in search of The Golden.Read more...
From March 8 to September 30, 2018
With this exhibition the Naval Museum aims to uncover an episode in our maritime history which remains virtually unknown: the collaboration offered from the Basque Country to the Thirteen British Colonies of North America in the fight against Great Britain to achieve independence in 1776.Read more...
From June 8 to September 30, 2018
With this exhibition the Naval Museum showcases some of Ricardo Ugarte de Zubiarrain’s maritime-themed artwork.Read more...
2018, october 10 > november 30
Outdoor exhibition at the Donostia dock, a base of explanatory panels with photographs and information of different sea events traditionally performed by women on the Basque coast. In collaboration with the Aquarium.Read more...
Del 29 de agosto al 11 de septiembre de 2018
Dando continuidad a la iniciativa que comenzó el pasado año, el proyecto cultural #KONTXA1918 quiere recuperar el bagaje cultural e histórico de las Regatas, destacando así a los valores patrimoniales y etnográficos que éstas atesoran a través de la recuperación histórica de lo acontecido, en este caso, en las Regatas de hace 100 años. Este año centra su investigación y divulgación en la Regata de 1918.Read more...
2017/12/22 > 2018/05/27
Naval Museum presents an exhibition about the San Sebastián artist RAFAEL MUNOA, who portrayed, by means of 9 pictorial murals, the hunting of two whales which took place in waters between Getaria and Zarautz in 1763.Read more...
Tuesday to Saturday:
10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 19:00
Sundays and public holidays:
11:00 - 14:00
16.00 - 19.00 (from 15th of june to 15th of september)
December 24 and 31:
10:00 - 14:00
Closed on Mondays. Closed January 1, 6 and 20, and December 25.
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