Last January 4, 2015 I made a visit to my friend Enrique Huerta in order to meet him and, likewise, to visit his new museum -Hontza Museoa-, located in Mañaria (Bizkaia), it has been remodeled and inaugurated at the end November 2014, with a lot of effort, patience and dedication.
Enrique Huerta is today a great expert in malacology, echinoderms and crustaceans, but also a sage of the natural sciences in general, he has dedicated himself to this for more than 50 years, his knowledge and experience are admirable.
Next you can see some photographs of the museum, very well organized and visually attractive, a very didactic exhibition and with perfectly selected specimens.
One of the stars of the museum, the giant spider crab of Japan (Macrocheira kaempferi) of 2.90 meters of scale.
Enrique showed us his laboratory and we could see one of the last specimens that has arrived, a Nautilus with an animal that is in the conservation process.
The extensive library.
Part of the warehouse with some specimens of minerals and fossils.
For more information you can enter in the website of the museum:
A visit fully recommended. And finally, I leave you with a small video-report of the inauguration.