Oiasso Museum - Irun Museums in Irun

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Closes at 07:00 pm

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Guipuscoa

Services

  • Bank cards accepted
  • Disable access
  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Lift
  • English
    • Oiasso is much more than a museum. It is a space for culture and a door to travel back in time to the classical past. The activities programmed by the museum are aimed at all audiences and all profiles. Some, like the concerts or the debates, are held indoors while others settle in the square, take over other spaces or even travel to distant lands.

      Where do you want to travel?

      The museum opens the doors to the Roman town of Oiasso, its roman cemetery under St. Helen's chapel, as well as the mines of Irugurutzeta.

      Under the current town of Irún, hides the Roman town of Oiasso. Located at the mouth of the Bidassoa river, on the border between Hispania and Aquitaine, Oiasso was, in antiquity, the port town of the Vascons. The town had thermae or roman baths, whose archaeological site will be soon musealized. Under the Roman Empire, belonging to the province that bore the name of Tarraconaise, the city became an important center of communications and trade in northern Hispania.

      Sainte Hélène: The medieval hermitage of Sainte Hélène shelters the necropolis or cemetery of Oiasso. Urns filled with ashes were discovered there, as well as funeral kits that included ceramic vessels, bone hairpins called acus crinalis, and fibulae, to name a few pieces.

      Irugurutzeta: Irugurutzeta. The heritage space of Irugurutzeta includes a set of mining galleries and mineral calcination kilns. To visit this space, visitors must book the visit in the Oiasso museum and come to natural space where the mining is located (Carretera de Meaka, 110) which will take them to the natural site where the mining is located. Museum guides will be just there to welcome you. 

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Traveller Reviews Oiasso Museum - Irun

4.3 sur 5 799 reviews

  • Palacios Yulia

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Palacios Yulia on 17/07/2022

    Spectacular! We visited on 17 of July the museum Oiasso for the first time, on the last day of a special event: XII FESTIVAL ROMANO in Irun. My 10 years old son enjoyed a lot the travelling back in times... Me, actually, too! :)

  • Lourdes Castrillo

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Lourdes Castrillo on 05/08/2023

    Unexpected and very interesting museum. Welcoming reception and good information to make the most out of your visit. Is not a big museum but the exhibits are of great historic importance. We were glad to visit and recommend it.

  • Rob Hyland

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Rob Hyland on 01/07/2017

    Some interesting artefacts on display. Need to understand some Spanish to read cabinet notices. Filmshow is also available in English. From the museum it's also possible to visit the old mine workings which were in use up to the mid C 20th. This was really interesting and our guide was excellent.

Traveller Reviews Oiasso Museum - Irun

4.0 sur 5 54 reviews

  • "Ok"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Moonbiter (Province of Turin, Italy) on 19/07/2016

    It was nice and instructive. If you have visited other Roman museums you are not going to learn much. The exhibition is in Spanish, Basque and French. No English.

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  • "Excelente"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Belharratsea on 13/03/2021

    Estupenda visita a las minas de Irugurutzeta y al Museo Oiasso hoy, guiados por Olatz e Idoia. Buenas instalaciones, bonitas piezas, proyección de un muy buen corto. Tanto una como otra hacen un...

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  • "Personal Excelente"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by M5524BSfernandop (Miranda de Ebro, Spain) on 26/07/2020

    Muy buen museo y, especialmente, la atención del chico de recepción: muy atento y nos amplió muchísimo la información. Gracias.

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Eskoleta
20302 Irun

GPS coordinates

43° 20'23.33"N, 1° 47'16.03"W

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