Art & Culture

Museums

Mater Ecoactive Ship

Praktika Onak Euskadiko Turismo Etika

Mater Boat Museum is the last great Basque tuna boat made of out of wood. 

Built in 1990 by the Etxegoiens, a family of fishermen, the Mater fished anchovies, mackerel, sardines and bonito for 13 years. The decision to turn it into a museum to disseminate the region´s maritime legacy was an initiative of the Itsas Gela association.

Nowadays, it is based in Pasaia and has become real living maritime heritage. It is a peculiar EcoActive Boat with two aims: raise awareness on sustainability of the traditional Basque fishing arts and teaching people how to take care of the marine environment.

Mater offers a wide-ranging programme of activities with a single goal: find out, love and conserve Pasaia-Jaizkibel-Ulia’s maritime, natural and cultural environment.

Information of interest

Address
Calle Arraunlari s/n - 20110 Pasaia
Phone
E-mail
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Opening hours

From March to June and from September to December:

  • Thrusday and Friday: : 16:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 14:00 / 16:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday and public holidays: 11:00 - 14:00

July and August:

  • From Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 - 14:00 / 16:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday and public holidays: 11:00 - 14:00

Holiday period: Closed january and february except for groups.

No. of rooms
3
Capacity
45

Services

  • Video rooms
  • Guided visit