Museum search

Ecomuseum of the Valleys of Àneu

Granary

<p>Cheeses were kept in the relative humidity of the cellar to stop them from becoming too dry, so that they would keep longer.</p>

Cheeses were kept in the relative humidity of the cellar to stop them from becoming too dry, so that they would keep longer.

Opposite the door we can see the floor to ceiling grain bins, where the three principal types of grain they grew were stored: barley, rye and wheat. When the bags of winnowed grain were carried in from the carts which transported them from the harvests, they were emptied into the bins. Wooden shutters were added to the front as the level of the grain inside rose, until the last plank was inserted in its place just below the ceiling, and they went upstairs to tip the last bags through a hole in the floor. The grain was drawn from the little doors at the bottom of the bins as it was needed.

scroll to top icon