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The Gernika Peace Museum

A must-see visit in Gernika

After a brief introduction to the concept of Peace, this interactive museum takes us back to the 26th of April 1937, the day on which bombs and fire reduced the streets of the town of Gernika to rubble.

It comprises various rooms exhibiting poignant audiovisual presentations narrated by the survivors of the tragedy themselves.

What can I see inside the museum?

The museum’s permanent exhibition is displayed on two floors:

First floor

1. What is Peace?   

A wide range of ideas, concepts, thoughts and perspectives on peace, and in particular a contemporary idea in which peace, with the aim of resolving conflicts, emerges of its own accord and in a positive way in relationships between people. The history of peace should not just be the history of conflicts coming to an end.

2. What happened in Guernica at a time when peace had gone astray?

A reading of the history of Gernika-Lumo and the Spanish Civil War, the episode of the bombing and the exemplary lesson of peace offered by the survivors of that tragic event through their reconciliation with their assailants, as well as other reconciliations and mediations for peace in the world.

3. A Recreation of the Bombing of Guernica

26 April 1937: Everyone was Begoña

A recreation of the bombing of Gernika in the form of an audiovisual set in the dining room of a house in Gernika on the 26th of April 1937 (the room is in 3D).

4. In memoriam 

An emotional audiovisual that invites us to reflect on the tragedy and destruction, but also on hope and life and the processes of reconciliation that have emerged in countries such as Northern Ireland and South Africa..

The semi-basement level is dedicated to temporary exhibitions, featuring three to four different exhibits per year.

Second floor

1. The bombing as told by the people who lived through it    

Witnesses of the bombing of Gernika tell us what they experienced in a series of poignant audiovisuals. This exhibition presents testimonies collected at different times: those compiled by William Smallwood “Egurtxiki” in the 1970s and those compiled in 2018 by GOGORA, the Basque Government’s Institute of Memory, Coexistence and Human Rights.

2. What is the status of human rights in the world today?    

A look at the world through Picasso’s Guernica and a reflection on human rights as a prism through which to observe the status of peace in the world today.

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Closed from January  the 1st to 29th, due to maintenance works.


  • From 1 MARCH to 27 OCTOBER 
    • Monday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


  • From 30 JANUARY to 29 FEBRUARY and 28 OCTOBER to 29 DECEMBER
    • Monday: closed
    • Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m and 4 to 6 p.m. 
    • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • From 5 to 8 DECEMBER 
    • Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DECEMBER: Closed from 23 to 25 and from 30 to 31.


Price: Admission: €6 – Reduced rate: €4 – Saturday afternoons: free 

Telephone: 94 627 02 13 



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