The Naval Museum is an institutional member of the following associations:

ICOM (International Council of Museums)

The International Council of Museums is an international organisation for museums and professionals that focuses on conserving, maintaining and communicating the natural and cultural heritage both present and future, tangible and intangible.

The cornerstone of the ICOM is its Code of Ethics for Museums, which sets minimum requirements for conduct and professional practice for museums and their staffs. ICOM members undertake to observe this code when they join the organisation.

ICMM (International Congress of Maritime Museums)

The International Congress of Maritime Museums is an international organisation for professional associations, organisations and individuals who work to conserve the maritime heritage.

Museums property of Gipuzkoa

Information is provided through this section on the activities, in close collaboration among them, of the Museums property of Gipuzkoa Chartered Provincial Council and Gordailua. It includes programs, activities, exhibitions and projects being carried out about the conservation, research and dissemination of the historical-artistic, archaeological and ethnographic heritage of Gipuzkoa.


Museums of Gipuzkoa

The website of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa features information on the activities, workshops and exhibitions staged at museums and interpretation centres throughout its territory: '' (in spanish) or '' (in Basque).

Basque Coast Museum Network

The Basque Coast Museum Network was set up in 2012 under the Master Plan for Tourism on the Basque Coast drawn up by Basquetour (the Basque Tourism Agency). The provincial councils of Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa are involved in the project, and the network currently has 43 members, including the Shipping Museum.

It was created to publicise and add value to the cultural attractions of the coastline, with special emphasis on maritime heritage, by developing shared museum products, joint projects and actions for promoting and communicating tourism on the Basque coast. .

Network of Museums of San Sebastián

This network was formed in 2006 and originally comprised the Aquarium, the Chillida-Leku, the Diocesan Museum, the Cementos Rezola Museum, the San Telmo Museum, the Kutxaespacio Science Museum and the Shipping Museum. The Real Sociaedad FC Museum joined in 2010.

The main objectives of the network are to promote all the city’s museums, encourage the staging of activities in those museums and organise joint activities (International Museum Day, promotional campaigns at Easter, Christmas, etc) and to provide a meeting point for specialists working at the different museums.

Matxitxako Elkartea

Matxitxako Elkartea is an association for former members of the Basque Naval Auxiliary Service and their families. It is based at the Shipping Museum. The association was set up in the wake of the exhibition Euzkadiko Gudontzidia. La marina de Guerra Auxiliar de Euzkadi, which was staged at the museum in 1998. Since then Matxitxako Elkartea has organised numerous events in remembrance of and tribute to those who served in the Basque Naval Auxiliary Service.

5 March 2012 was the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Matxitxako, and the date was marked by various commemorative activities.



Tuesday to Saturday:
10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 19:00

Sundays and public holidays:
11:00 - 14:00
16.00 - 19.00 (from 15th of june to 15th of september)

December 24 and 31:
10:00 - 14:00

Closed on Mondays. Closed January 1, 6 and 20, and December 25.

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Untzi Museoa - Museo Naval
Kaiko pasealekua, 24 - 20003 Donostia (Gipuzkoa).
Tel.: +34 943 430051. Fax.: +34 943 431115
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