|The Ethnographic Museum of Muro was installed in 1965 in a former mansion of the seventeenth century, Casa Alomar (1670).|
The museum has large collections - a bit incongruous - old tools used by craftsmen, agricultural materials, household utensils, furniture and costumes. As the Museum of Sa Granja to Esporles and the museum of Els Calderers to Sant Joan, the Ethnographic Museum of Muro, an authentic representation of traditional life in rural Majorca early twentieth century.
In the beautiful courtyard with orange trees, with typical well, you can see a water wheel, a water wheel with a horizontal axis which was formerly operated by a mule or a donkey (Sínia). The courtyard leads to blacksmith shops, a cobbler and a goldsmith, which expose the tools used by these businesses, we also see a collection of carriages.
Inside buildings, the different parts have been fitted according to their function with traditional furniture and utensils. Thus, cooking shows pots, bowls and ceramic dishes, and an ancient furnace, the bedroom is furnished with furniture Majorcan style. An apothecary shop was restored, where you can see a collection of pots and ancient remedies used for the most common ailments, as well as amazing precision balance.
Upstairs is a nice collection of "siurells" (clay whistles), painted figurines in white, green and red, created in a naive style. These figures, with a spout with a hole to whistle, depict animals, men on horseback carrying water and playing guitar, mythological figures or imaginary. These traditional whistles are now mass-produced as tourist souvenirs.
The Ethnographic Museum is located Carrer Major, 15 (number 6 on the map of the city). It is reached in a few minutes from Plaça Constitució.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 15:00, Thursday from 10:00 to 15:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00.
Entry fee: 2,40 €.
Phone: 00 34 971 860 647