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I thought I was going to visit yesterday but when I and my friends approached the front door just after 2pm yesterday we found it guarded by a most unhelpful woman. She quite rudely announced the museum was Cerrado and pointed to her watch explaining...More
Despite the name, which refers to the 5 stringed instrument native to the Canary Islands, the museum actually dozens of instruments of various kinds from Europe, Africa, and the Americas, as well as detailed photos and information displays (in Spanish). If you are not there...More
This is quite an odd museum. The Timple is a small guitar native to the island similar to a Ukulele. There are a number of examples on display including one made of a cigar box. You then move on to a display of small stringed...More
This was a really interesting museum about a subject I knew very little about previously and found it fascinating that this style of guitar touches all around the world with differnent styles.Actually heard the Timple played whilst on holiday which was a great experience.This museum...More
We stumbled across this place. As I’m really into ethnomusicology so I was keen to have a look. All the info is in Spanish but there were translations provided.
Lots of different chordophones from different countries as well as a vast collection of Timples. There...More
This is a fascinating museum - not just for its extraordinary collection of timples (like guitars) but also for the building within which it is housed. It is almost a step back in time as you wander round the courtyard and wooden clad rooms. The...More
For anyone with an interest in stringed instruments, this is a 'must visit'. It is easily reached by bus from Costa Teguise and is a lovely old building. It would gain an extra star if it had been signposted and if there was an/some examples...More
Thought it was a local history museum, so paid a vist. Sadly there were only lots of musical instruments. Museum has a nice courtyard to have a rest. Don't forget to look for a cool ceiling in corridors. ;)
I didn't know what the timple was until I visited there. I am an ethnomusicologist and I am generally interested in the organology of stringed instruments. Here you will find out about the origin of the instrument and its counterparts. In addition to the timples,...More