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Basque Country's Mining Museum

This museum centres on the study and spreading of the history of the mining in the Basque Country, and especially in the Mining Area of Bizkaia. There, we will have the chance of seeing part of one of the best collections of the Spanish State on mining tools and materials, such as dump cars, stretchers, hammers, etc.

In the surroundings we will find the Concha II mine, which was once Europe's biggest iron mine, which boasts a 50-kilometre gallery. Besides, the museum gives details of the characteristics and the location of the industrial remains spread all over the Mining Area.

The exhibition includes pieces, tools, machinery and documents of the former iron mines. Remarkable collection of dump cars for transporting mineral, several trestles for bucket lines, washing trommels and other samples of mining machinery used formerly in Bizkaia. The exhibition also gathers everyday items such as lamps, "choclos" (typical footwear), theodolites, drills, drilling spoons, abaci to count wagons, masks, etc., as well as paintings of the mines by well-known artists.


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Address: Bº Campodiego, s/n  - 48500  Abanto y Ciérvana-Abanto Zierbena
Phone: +34 946 363 682Phone: +34 946 363 682
Opening hours:

Tue-Fri: 9am - 2pm and 4pm - 7pm (till 8pm in July and August)

Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 2pm and 4pm - 7pm (till 8pm in July and August)

Sunday: 11am - 2.30pm

Monday: closed

*From August 12th to 25th, on 25th December and on 1st and 6th January the museum will be closed.

Guided visits:

It is neccessary to book a week in advance calling to 944 363 682

No. of rooms: 7
Capacity: 216