In 1991 the museum opened its doors under the name of Naval Museum in the old House-Tower of the Consulate of San Sebastian, building erected in the port in the mid-eighteenth century.
This unique property is one of the few civil buildings that were saved from the destruction of the city in 1813 and the only existing architectural vestige of the Consulate of San Sebastian. The building was destined to the control of the port movement, the collection of taxes and the maintenance of docks. Among its attributions was also the maritime aid and the maintenance of order in the port. For an indeterminate time it was used as a nautical school.
In its almost three decades of existence, the museum has become a benchmark for the conservation and dissemination of the Basque maritime heritage.
The museum, which in March 2019 changed its name, is of regional ownership is attached to the Historical-Artistic Heritage Service, Museums and Archives of the General Directorate of Culture of the Department of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports.
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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