The San Sebastian Region is in itself a place packed with traditions, history, art, etc., making it the perfect place to visit museums of different kinds and subject matter. From museums dedicated to hugely important artists such as Chillida and Balenciaga to smaller yet no less interesting options such as the one dedicated to Victor Hugo in Pasajes San Juan, or others with specific themes for the younger members of the family.
EXPLORE SAN TELMO MUSEUM
Opened in 1902, San Sebastian’s San Telmo Museum is the oldest in the Basque Country.
EXPLORE SHEPHERDING ECO-MUSEUM
Standing in the Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park, the Erreizabal farmhouse immerses visitors in the reality of the shepherds who focus their activity on producing cheese.
The Argazki & Zinema Museoa in Zarautz reveals the world seen through a lens.
EXPLORE NAVAL MUSEUM
A place to discover Basque maritime history and heritage.
Located in Pasajes San Pedro, only a few kilometres from San Sebastian.
EXPLORE CHILLIDA LANTOKI
Eduardo Chillida made his enormous sculptures at a workshop in Legazpi.
Iron has always played a particularly important part in the evolution of the Basque Country.
EXPLORE SALT ECO-MUSEUM
The White Gold industry played a decisive role in the foundation and economic development of Leintz-Gatzaga.
EXPLORE LABORATORIUM MUSEUM
The museum takes visitors on a tour of the evolution of education, scientific research and innovation.
EXPLORE MUFOMI, ELGOIBAR FOSSIL AND MINERAL MUSEUM
Mufomi, in Elgoibar, has the biggest fossil and mineral collection in the Basque Country.
EXPLORE ARMS INDUSTRY MUSEUM
The Debabarrena region, and more specifically Eibar, has always had close connections with the arms industry.
EXPLORE UR MARA
Ur Mara is the ideal spot to enjoy the essence of natural beauty and its relationship with art.
EXPLORE BARANDIARAN MUSEUM
The Larruntza Mill, in the San Gregorio neighbourhood of Ataun, looks at the life and work of the prestigious anthropologist and ethnographer Joxemiel Barandiaran.
EXPLORE IDIAZABAL CHEESE INTERPRETATION CENTRE
Idiazabal cheese is one of the San Sebastian Region’s most authentic flavours, a gastronomic gem.
The D’Elikatuz food and gastronomy interpretation centre in Ordizia is the perfect place to learn about the textures and flavours of the land.
EXPLORE LARRAUL EKOMUSEOA
A new museum concept born from local initiative
EXPLORE WAY OF ST JAMES INTERPRETATION CENTRE
The Way of St James has several routes opened by pilgrims from Europe as they headed for the tomb of James the Apostle in the 9th century.
EXPLORE VICTOR HUGO HOUSE
The French poet and writer Victor Hugo fell in love with Pasaia during his stay there in 1843.
EXPLORE MATER MUSEUM
Sea is the only frontier of the Mater Museum, a Basque tuna fishing boat converted into a floating museum, an opportunity to learn all about fishing in the Bay of Biscay and the work of those who manned them.
This is a project promoted by the Kutxa Social Work department to raise awareness and explain the need for sustainable, respectful behaviour in regard to the environment.
EXPLORE HOUSE OF HISTORY
The House of History takes a look back in time at the city, and it does so in the place most suited to the purpose: Mount Urgull.
EXPLORE DIOCESAN MUSEUM
The San Sebastian Diocesan Museum, housed in the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Churchbuilding in Amara, exhibits a collection of Basque religious sculptures, paintings and articles in silver and gold dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries.
EXPLORE REZOLA CEMENT MUSEUM
Cement is an element of enormous importance in our civilisation.
EXPLORE CHILLIDA LEKU
Chillida-Leku is the fulfilment of that dream, a place to discover the trajectory of the artist from San Sebastian.
EXPLORE IGARTUBEITI FARMHOUSE MUSEUM
Located in Ezkio-Itxaso, the museum revives the history and evolution of Basque farmhouses over a period of more than 1,000 years.
EXPLORE URRELUR MINERAL AND FOSSIL MUSEUM
The exhibition also has fossils from all over the world, as well as a section exclusively dedicated to rocks.
EXPLORE AIKUR BEE MUSEUM
The museum explains the way bees live and function, with displays of both old and working hives.
EXPLORE BASQUE RAILWAY MUSEUM
The Basque Railway Museum in Azpeitia has one of the best railway collections in all Europe, including steam, diesel and electric engines, railcars and all types of carriages.
Create, create and create! After 90 years as a tobacco factory, in 2015 Tabakalera opened its doors as an International Centre for Contemporary Culture.
EXPLORE THE MACHINE TOOL MUSEUM
The Machine Tool Museum is a tribute to the ironworkers, blacksmiths and artisans of Elgoibar who consolidated the local iron industry.
EXPLORE OIASSO MUSEUM
Oiasso, standing at the mouth of the Bidasoa River was the port city of the Vascones in Roman times.
EXPLORE ZUMALAKARREGI MUSEUM
Ormaiztegi is the setting for the Zumalakarregi Museum, a journey back to the Basque Country of the 19th century, a period of enormous social, cultural, economic and political upheaval.
The San Sebastian Aquarium is the oldest aquarium and museum dedicated to marine natural sciences in Spain.
EXPLORE MENCHU GAL
She was the first woman to receive the National Painting Prize in 1959 for her work Un paisaje de Arráyoz.
Traditional music is one of the pillars of culture in the San Sebastian Region.
The Tolosa International Puppet Centre is the only one of its kind in Europe.
Standing in San Sebastian’s Miramón technology park, the Eureka Zientzia Museoa is a space to learn about science for people of all ages; a place to have fun with experiments and understand the scientific principles.
EXPLORE CRISTOBAL BALENCIAGA MUSEUM
Getaria is the home of the first major museum in the world exclusively dedicated to a couturier, reflecting the universal importance of the Getaria-born designer in the field of fashion and haute couture.
Xaxu, the Gorrotxategi confectionery museum in Tolosa, invites you to take a sweet tour of confectionery-making from the 14th to the 19th centuries.