Timetables and admission fees - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Opening times
  • Monday to Saturday (except Tuesday), from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Sundays, from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
  • Tuesday closed.

Special notice

The museum will change its regular hours on the following days:
  • White Night (Noche Blanca): extraordinary opening, Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 21.00 – 00.00 h.
  • Fridays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, for internal organizational reasons, the museum will be closed at 7 p.m.
  • December 24 and 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (except on Tuesdays, closing day).
  • Closed on December 25, January 1 and 6.
  • These schedules may be subject to change and will be announced in advance.
  • The rooms are vacated 15 minutes before closing time.
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10.30-14.30 a.m. and 15.30-20.00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10.30-15.00
  • Information on the phone 944 39 61 42.
Admission fees: Free entry
Access to the museum will be via the door of the old building on Museo Plaza and admission will be FREE.

In line with construction plans, all public-facing museum activity will move to the old building, which will remain open to the public throughout most of the course of the extension, offering exhibitions and their accompanying activities. The collection will be presented through the dynamic BBKateak format consisting of interesting encounters between two artists in each gallery. New installations will be regularly displayed with the dual aim of exploring the riches of the museum collection and sparking stimulations observations among visitors. There will also be other events, such as the Guest Work programme, restorations and other presentations, together with our multi-channel programme (in-person and online) of educational and outreach activities.

Centro Botín + Chillida Leku + Museo Universidad de Navarra + Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Promotion

Thanks to the agreement we have with the Botín Centre (Santander),  Chillida Leku (Hernani, Gipuzkoa) and the Museo Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona) you can benefit from a 20% discount on the entrance fee on presentation of the ticket proving the previous visit to either of the other three centres or a 30% discount on presentation of the Friend of either institution card (promotion cannot be accumulated).

Tips for your visit

In accordance with the regulations currently in force, wearing masks is not compulsory inside the museum, although they are recommended if it is impossible to maintain a safe distance. Thank you very much.

While you are visiting the museum, please help us look after our common heritage.
Works of art are unique, valuable objects that we must preserve for future generations.
Your collaboration is requested so that all our Visitors can enjoy the Museum to the full and exhibition hall supervisors can do their jobs properly.
Please observe the following rules:

  • Works of art are fragile and can be easily damaged. Please do not touch them.
  • Intellectual property and reproduction rights restrict the taking of photographs of works of art and their free circulation.
  • To avoid bothering others, the use of mobile phones is not permitted inside exhibition halls.
  • Guide-dogs accompanying the visually-impaired will be allowed entrance to the museum. The entrance of any other animal, however, is strictly prohibited.
  • Children are very welcome. Please keep them close by, however, and make sure they behave themselves properly.