A couple of days ago, we traveled to Bilbao specifically to go to the Guggenheim museum. The main attraction for us had been the architecture and just the possibility of a good overall experience.
We arrived there on Wednesday night and by Thursday, we were up and ready to get going.
The lady at the front-desk sold us 3 tickets, 2 adult, 1 student (our son is 16 years old and a student) and our 5-year old daughter entered free.
Entering the museum is amazing. The internal architecture is something to look at in disbelief.
From there, we moved to the actual exhibitions and that’s where the trouble started. First, yes, yes, yes, we know that all parents think their kids are the best. I know that. So I suppose you must take this with a grain of salt. Anyway, as soon as we entered the exhibits, immediately, we got this annoying looks from most of the exhibit stewards. And to make it worse, of the 10 or 11 exhibits we went into, we had 3 come over to reprimand our daughter for being too close to the art. At no point did she cross the viewing lines… strips of tape that are placed at the bottom as a way to create a magic viewing border… no, they just wanted us to make sure they were there and that she should be careful.
In our opinion, if your kid does something wrong or against protocol, she should be noted. But we don’t need to be reminded of the protocol, unless we break it.
Imagine going to the supermarket and having a security guard remind you to not eat/taste the food until you leave the store. Not because you are actually tasting the food, but simply because you are looking at the expiration dates for too long and handling the food. That’s the experience there, horrible.
To be be honest, we had the best time OUTSIDE the museum. So if you have kids, be careful, otherwise, be prepared to be told what not to do, even if you or your kids have not actually done it.