Musée Basque, Bayonne

4.3
#2 of 15 in Museums in Basque Country
History Museum Museum
Musée Basque opened in 1922 with exhibits on everything Basque--from agriculture to seafaring to history and more.

Explore 2,000 objects and works of art that are spread out across nearly 20 rooms. Wander at your own pace. While items are labeled in French and Spanish, an English guide is available at the front desk. Use our Bayonne tour planner to visit Musée Basque on your trip to Bayonne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very pleasant visit to this Museum, where we remember the eclecticism of what is shown. Architecture, culture (dances, music,...), the furniture, the social rites, but also fishing, sports (including basque pelota) and of course the history of the Basque country, we give a very broad overview of what this beautiful region offers the curious visitor. A small turn out in one of the great restaurants in the immediate vicinity, and the party will be complete!
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  • Very nice Museum on the customs of the basque country. Very cheap because the children do not pay. 3 children really loved it including the temporary exhibition on tromelin. We stayed there for almost 3 hours.
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  • A lot of information but no consistency and logical thread. There's also explanations... too bad...
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  • Good but not one sign or label inside had any english. I personally don't like audioguides and just prefer to walk around and read the signs. Ok, I'm in France, but museums are for tourists also!
  • Magnificent insight into the Basque culture, housed in an old seacaptain's house right along the river. The building has many additions, nooks and crannies, so you get a feel for the various eras during which construction occurred. The museum provides a thorough overview of the Basque, from the various forms of jai alai, to the grave stones with their arcane carvings. Many artifacts are on display. Must see when in Bayonne.
  • Beautiful. If you want historical information about Basque country you can find here.
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  • A nice Museum to Bayonne family. Accessible to all entrance fee
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  • A reminder interesting notament section "former local life"
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