Educate the senses
Ethnographic Museum Provincial of Leon
As a dependent organism of the Leonés Institute of Culture, it guards the ethnographic collection of the Provincial Council of León, developing the tasks of conservation, research and dissemination of the traditional culture and identity of the Leon Ethnographic Heritage, through its material culture, customs and traditions. in relation to the territory, landscape and diversity of its people, as well as showing the richness of the Camino de Santiago.
The Museum of the Leonese Peoples is based in Mansilla de las Mulas, 18 km from the city of León, it is located in what was the old Convent of San Agustín dating from around 1,500, founded by Fadrique Enríquez, admiral of Castilla . From this period the façade with a Renaissance façade, an ogee arch door, remains of the interior walls, flooring and the Renaissance funerary chapel of the lords of Villafañe are preserved. The new building adapts to these archaeological remains, articulating a modern and innovative museum space.
The museum has a collection that exceeds 8,000 pieces distributed in the warehouse room and in the permanent exhibition, which is divided into 27 thematic areas where an astonishing collection of pieces related to Leonese ethnography is exhibited, as a magnificent representation of implements or tools to work the fields, objects related to transport, handicrafts and trades that show pieces of incalculable anthropological value. Within the festive cycle you can see the different traditional carnivals or antruejos, in traditional clothing and jewelry each of the Leonese regions are represented, part of the tour of this museum collection would complete different recreations of some rooms of a traditional house, the manufacture of a tapial or the realization of a thatched roof of a palloza.
To all this is added, an extensive dissemination program with a multitude of activities among which the Piece of the Month, the Guest Piece, workshops for all ages, book presentations or film series stand out.
Tourist Office of Mansilla de las Mulas
Plaza Antonio Martínez Sacristán, sn. Mansilla de las Mulas. 24210 León.
Telephone: 987 310 012
Fax: 987 310 012
Tourist Office Regional of León
- Winter November, 1 – March, 31):
- Tuesday to sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00
- Closed: monday
- Summer April, 1 – October, 31):
- Tuesday to sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00
- Closed: monday
- General: 5 €
- Reduced: 3 €
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