Naval Museum: a good plan for this spring
The Naval Museum is one of the most important museums in San Sebastian, although not all visitors notice it. Located in the shelter of Monte Urgull and a step away from the Aquarium, this museum serves as a starting point to explore one of the most precious assets of Basque culture: the sea. Through different collections and exhibitions, it proposes a journey that immerses us in the maritime culture of the region. Do you dare to visit the Naval Museum this spring while staying at our hotel by the Concha Bay?
The Naval Museum collection
The collection of the Naval Museum is its main treasure. It consists of more than 6,000 pieces that facilitate the understanding of the maritime history of San Sebastian and the Basque Country. The collection includes pieces such as prints, paintings, nautical charts, boats, objects of navigation, plans and, in short, all kinds of elements linked to the field.
This museum opened its doors in 1991 in the Casa-Torre del Consulado, a building built in the port in the 18th century. Currently, the two main plants are intended for long-term temporary exhibitions.
Image courtesy of Norbert Paap/ vía flickr.com
Since its opening, the Naval Museum has hosted more than thirty temporary exhibitions. These are renewed periodically with the aim of invigorating the museum. If you are going to visit it soon, take note of the current exhibitions:
Lonja is an exhibition space that was born with the aim of manufacturing, storing and showing the public the different elements linked to the construction of the replica of an old 16th century galleon. Undoubtedly, an exhibition that will delight both adults and children alike.
- Avisos del mar
In this sound exhibition the protagonist will be the bell of the building where the Naval Museum is located. In its origins, this bell sounded to warn the sailors that they had to go to carry out various rescue operations. Several centuries later, this bell again sounds to announce different events linked to maritime culture.
- Untzi Museoa- Second Canvas
The mobile technology is sneaked into the Naval Museum by the Untzi Museoa-Second Canvas application to explore more than a dozen works from the museum's pictorial collection. The app allows you to browse these works and observe details that would be inappreciable at first glance.
March is the Month of the Museums of the Basque Coast, so it is an excellent opportunity to visit the Naval Museum. Throughout the month there will be more than a hundred activities in all the museums that make up the network, including this one. At the Hotel Londres we welcome you to our city!
I hope you enjoy an unforgettable stay at Hotel de Londres in San Sebastián!
Do not hesitate to contact our staff if you require any information.
Elena Estomba Garín, General Manager of Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra