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Educational program

Information and Bookings: Contact form and (+34) 94 439 61 41 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 15.00 h).

Work being undertaken by the Department of Education and Cultural Action (DEAC) of the museum focuses mainly on the start-up of activities and programmes aimed at a wide range of ages and interests whose main aim is to encourage and stimulate the knowledge and enjoyment of the museum's Permanent Collection and Temporary Exhibitions.

We share the knowledge of other professionals in the field of museum education and listen to the contributions that members of the general public participating in our Educational Project offer. Our end objective is to achieve proper intermediation between the museum and private interests, generating proposals that make people think of the museum as somewhere that generates valuable experiences of knowledge and learning.

We understand art as being a first class educational resource that lets people develop their capacities and boost their spirits and critical analysis regarding things that surround us. Art is vitally important in our overall development as people.

For this very reason, almost all the educational programmes organised by the museum go hand in hand with training sessions targeted at teachers in which they are informed, documented and, if necessary, thoroughly prepared for the visits. In the case of those visits in which a teacher is leading the group as a guide, then the teacher must attend the preparatory sessions prior to the scheduled visit in order for the visit to be completely successful.



The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum wants to be an open, friendly, participitative space in which families can find attractive things to do, activities that will let all of the family members participate.

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  • Audio Guides for Children

    Audio Guides for Children

    10 artworks, 10 stories. This audio guides contains ten tours for young visitors and their parents or carers. Follow the trails to find out about the amazing stories of the works in the collection.


We invite people with visual, cognitive or other handicaps and impediments, or who are participating in social insertion programmes to get to know the museum Collections.

People with visual handicaps or impediments

People with visual handicaps or impediments are given the opportunity of acquainting themselves with the museum Collections thanks to the collaboration of Iberdrola and ONCE, the Spanish National Association for the Blind. Firstly, they will take an approximately 1-hour visit through the museum´s different exhibition halls before taking part in a specially prepared experimentation space where they will be invited to have tactile, physical contact with a series of materials and artistic techniques and four sculptures from the Collection in order for them to be able to analyse the relationships between size and shape, texture and matter, etc.

People with cognitive difficulties

In collaboration with Iberdrola and Gorabide, the special visitor´s programme designed for people with cognitive difficulties poses an introduction to the museum that is specially adapted to the needs and interests of each particular group. The aim of these visits is to offer people with special learning difficulties the same resources, spaces and services that are available to the remainder of the general public. Not only are visits intended to prove useful tools in their everyday lives and in the lives of their carers, but it is hoped that they will prove to be agreeable, meaningful experiences for everyone.

People participating in social insertion programmes

Visits to the museum´s Permanent and different Temporary Collections have been specially designed for people in social insertion programmes. A museum Educator will accompany them on these specially prepared visits that will use methodologies that will be adapted to each particular group´s special interests and expectations.