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13|02|18 Practical information and educational resources

"Goya and the Court of Enlightenment" exhibition



Opening times

Wednesdays to Mondays (the museum is closed on Tuesdays), 10am to 8pm

Special Easter Week opening: Tuesdays 27 March and 3 April


Ticket prices

9 Euros (except for certain categories: see terms and conditions) for a standard ticket, which includes entry to the permanent collection and any temporary exhibition at the museum. Every day between 6pm and 8pm there is free entry to the permanent collection and reduced price entry (7 Euros) to the temporary exhibition. Tickets can be acquired online at our web and at the museum's ticket desk.

Admission fees

On-line tickets

Social networks

The content on the exhibition to be published on the museum's profiles on Facebook and Twitter (@museobilbao & @museo_bilbao) will appear under the #Goyaenlacorte y #Goyaetagortea.

Audio guide

An audio guide aimed at the general public features a selection of 19 works with commentaries, comprising a complete route around the entire collection lasting approximately 50 minutes. Available from the ticket desk in Basque, Spanish, English and French (3 Euros).

Audio guide

Hand guide

This free guide includes all the works in the exhibition with a brief commentary on their principal points of interest. Available in Basque, Spanish, English and French.

Individual guided tours

Sundays, 12 noon. Free guided tour (sponsored by the Corte Inglés; does not include entry to the museum).
Please book at the museum's ticket desk on acquiring an entry ticket. Prior booking not available.
Languages: Spanish and Basque on the last Sunday of each month.

Saturdays 6.30pm: 4 Euros (does not include entry to the museum).
Booking on tel: 94 439 61 37 and at the museum's ticket desk.
Language: Spanish

Group visits (pre-booked)

Pre-booking for groups through the Visitor Attention Department, tel: 94 439 61 37.

Guided tours

Learning space

Within the exhibition a space has been specially set aside for visitors to submerge themselves in the world of Goya through his tapestries. This space also has an interactive resource for exploring relevant aspects of Goya's work and of the exhibition's context.

Educational material

There are four interactive activities on Goya on the EducaCaixa platform which can be consulted by teachers and the interested general public when preparing a visit to the exhibition:

Educational material

Educational programme. School visits

Guided tours in Basque, Spanish and English for pupils of ESO, FP and Bachillerato, for adults on training programmes and special needs groups.

Price: 1 Euro per participant

Information and booking: Education and Cultural Action Department, tel. 94 439 61 41

Educational programme. Family workshop

Educational programme. Family workshop Workshop for families in which participants recreate an everyday scene in a context inspired by the decoration of the palaces of El Pardo and El Escorial.

Price: 4 Euros per person, 2 Euros Friends of the Museum.


Coffee-discussion for the over-60s

Visit the exhibition and participate in an enjoyable activity adapted to participants' requirements. Participants can follow up by discussing the exhibition over a coffee.

Price: 4 Euros per person, 2 Euros Friends of the Museum.
5pm to 7pm, 1 to 15 Mach, 12 and 26 April and 10 May.

Information and booking: Education and Cultural Action Department, tel. 94 439 61 41


Published to accompany the exhibition, the catalogue Goya and the Enlightenment Court includes essays by Manuela B. Mena, Gudrun Maurer and Virginia Albarrán. It is sold together (39 Euros) with the separate publication Goya. Portraits of Basques and Navarrans, published specially for the exhibition in Bilbao. In addition, the museum has published a book in the "Minor" series (20 Euros) in which art historian Aingeru Zabala analyses the relationship between various Basques and the court in a wide-ranging context that encompasses the customs and lifestyle of this period.

These publications are on sale in the museum's shop, at the sale point at the end of the exhibition and on the museum's website

Museum's shop

Lecture series

Francisco de Goya. Life and art in Spain in the late 18th century

To be held between mid-April and mid-May, 6 lectures by leading experts will analyse Goya's life and work and the art and society of the Enlightenment period



There will be an additional sale point within the exhibition itself offering a range of items exclusively designed for this event.



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