About the Museum

Welcome to the corporate website of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where you will find all the institutional information about the Museum. In a daring attempt to favor new information and communication channels, the Guggenheim Bilbao presents the philosophy that governs its actions, its strategic goals, and its social responsibility in this site.


The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was the result of an extraordinary partnership between the Basque Institutions and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. More than two decades after its grand opening in October 1997, the Museum is a reality that has exceeded the most ambitious artistic and cultural expectations, and has contributed in an extraordinary way to the urban, economic, and social regeneration of the city of Bilbao and its surroundings.


The governing bodies of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Foundation are the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee. The daily operations of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao are channeled through various areas of activity.

plan estrategico

At a complex point in time due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is affecting the world at the global level, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, in line with its path as a leading institution in the cultural and artistic worlds, as a driving force of the regional economy, and as an institution always focused on elevating the human spirit through access to modern and contemporary art and their values, has formulated a new Strategic Plan for 2021-2023.

Código etico

In a context in which society is increasingly concerned with the proper functioning and use of public funds and services, general service-oriented institutions such as museums are expected to make voluntary efforts on behalf of greater transparency.

Sostenibilidad y Responsabilidad Social

The activities of the Guggenheim MuseumBilbao are committed to satisfyinggeneral interest, facilitating the people’sacquaintance with culture, promotingthe values of tolerance and respect, and contributing to the public’s education in art.


This section shows the calls for tenders and contracts, in accordance with the principles of disclosure, equal treatment, transparency, confidentiality, efficient use of funds, equality and non-discrimination.


The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s activity is aimed at serving the general interest of the people, bringing culture closer to society, bringing home values like respect and tolerance, and making a contribution to education. It is undertaken in compliance with high ethical and transparency standards, informing stakeholders of its performance as a responsible organization.

Carta de servicios

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has elaborated its Service Charter in accordance with standard UNE 93200. This document informs visitors and the general public of the services offered by the Museum and the commitments it assumes in relation to said services, as well as their rights and obligations.