Euskal Itsas Museoa

Documentary archives and library

Documentation Centre

The Basque Maritime Museum has documentation centre specialising in maritime topics, particularly concerned with the Basque Country. Its resources are available to anyone interested in consulting them. Access is free of charge, though a prior appointment must be made.

GOL Una biblioteca para Gipuzkoa

The library holds more than 6000 volumes in the following sections: shipbuilding, training, fishing, ports, navigation, underwater archaeology, etc. The library catalogue can be consulted via GOL (“A Library for Gipuzkoa”)


  • Consultation on site
  • Consultation online: assistance for users seeking information and bibliographical references via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  This e-mail address is protected against spambots. To use it, you must enable JavaScript.
  • Reproduction of documents

The archives of the museum are currently being digitised to ensure their conservation and to facilitate access and consultation by the public. The documents already digitised can be consulted via Dokuklik



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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