The Basque and history Museum of Bayonne has a historiographical and ethnographic collection dedicated to the Basque Country in France. This ranges from daily shepherd and farmer since early history, tools, household and traditional arts, paintings, games and dances, through Basque identity through the centuries.
Since the renovation of the museum in 2001, the permanent exhibition is spread over three levels, all being organized around a large light well, argialde, modeled canopies styling stairs traditional Bayonne homes. The ethnographic section is housed mainly in old port warehouses utility whose architecture is in harmony with the collections. The art and history section occupies floors of the house of the merchant Dagourette, with natural light provided by roof openings created.