Euskal Itsas Museoa

Intangible maritime heritage

The maritime heritage does not include only tangible elements: it also extends to traditions and expressions inherited from the past and passed on to future generations in the form of oral traditions, social customs, rituals, festivities, knowledge and practices in regard to nature and the universe, wisdom and technical expertise linked to the world of work.

The Shipping Museum has conducted numerous anthropological and ethnographic investigations in the field of intangible heritage, and has collected many oral testimonies. Most of these have been published in Itsas Memoria. Revista de Estudios Marítimos del País Vasco.

The work conducted in this field to date has focused mainly on the world of fishing, but there is a clear need to open up this research to other fields such as the merchant marine and shipbuilding, which are relatively unexplored and unrecorded in spite of their importance in historical terms.

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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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