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Timetables and admission fees

After the museum's temporary closure due to the healthcare crisis caused by COVID-19, it is reopening its doors to the public with new times and prices and adapting its activities to ensure a safe visit.

These conditions may be subjected to changes which will be announced with enough advance notice. Thank you in advance for your trust.

The menu of services and the safe visit protocols may be viewed here.


  • Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 8 pm.
  • Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm
  • December 24 and 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except when a Tuesday, usual closing day).
  • Closed December 25, January 1 and 6
  • ABC. The alphabet of the Bilbao Museum, free admission, every day, from 6 – 8 pm (except Sundays.)

These conditions may be subjected to changes which will be announced with enough advance notice.

Cleareance of exhibition rooms begins 15 minutes before closing time.


From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Sundays to 3 p.m. only)


Special timetable until further notice: Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm.
Entrance by appointment only with limited capacity. Before visiting, contact the library by email or by phoning 944 39 61 42.

Coffee shop

  • Monday to Thursday, from 12am to 8.30 pm.
  • Fridays and Saturdays, from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12 am to 4 pm

These conditions may be subjected to changes which will be announced ass soon as possible.


Friends of the Guggenheim Museum, Artium and Basque Museum, and large families
Bono Artean
Each for combined entrance to both the Guggenheim and the Fine Arts Museums, Bilbao.
Friends of the Museum; ICOM; youths aged 25 and under; docents, journalists and guides with identification; persons with disabilities; unemployed persons
Visits to the permanent collection ABC. The Alphabet of the Museum will be free from 6 to 8 pm (except Sundays).
To be eligible for subsidised and free admission, valid supporting documents must be shown.
Promotion: Botín Centre / Chillida Leku / Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
20% discount off a general ticket by showing the receipt proving a previous visit to either of the other two institutions. Applicable once per ticket at each of the museums. Cannot be used in combination with other promotions.
The audio guide can be downloaded free of charge onto each visitor's mobile phone via a QR code. It includes the permanent collection in its current guise in "ABC. Alphabet of the Bilbao Museum", the temporary exhibitions "Mendiburu. Matter and Memory" and "Womanology. José Ramón Prieto Collection" and the children's audio guide "Queremos contARTE"

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