Photomuseum - Argazki & Zinema Museoa, located in the town of Zarautz, is a museum dedicated to studying and disseminating photographic art and techniques, as well as the beginnings of cinematography.
Since its opening in July 1993, it has presented the history of photography from three different aspects: Technical development, the photographic image as a means for social communication and photography as an artistic product. From 2006, the permanent exhibition has been enlarged with interesting material related to the beginnings of cinematography.
The permanent collection exhibits a range of equipment from pre-photography to current times in a chronological and didactic manner. It also displays an outstanding collection photographs using all sorts of photographic techniques and from a variety of artistic trends.
This is complemented with a wide-ranging programme of monthly temporary exhibitions as well as different cultural and educational activities: Cycles of projections, conferences, courses, book presentations, congresses… Photomuseum also has an archive, a library and a specialised periodical archive, a bookshop and a pedagogical service.