With the arms collection providing the central theme, this permanent exhibition affords visitors an insight into the evolution of the arms industry, from both a historical and technological perspective.
The collection is laid out in various rooms.
Room by room, the visitor explores the technological evolution of the various firing systems, from the first portable arms to automatic weapons.
The arms on display are arranged in rooms according to the firing system they employ, and are accompanied by information panels, background material and animated visual displays showing the assembly, loading and firing of the various types of arms.
The tour kicks off with an audio-visual display that recounts the 600-year history of gun-making in the area.
- The first arms, XVI-XVIII
- Flintlock weaponry and percussion arms, XIX
- New Systems, XIX
- The first Word War 1914-1918
- Eibar, the factory town
- Decorative techniques
- The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
- Armas productión in the Basque Country after the Civil War