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Peasantry Museum

Castellbisbal

<p>Fa&ccedil;ade of the Peasantry Museum</p>

Façade of the Peasantry Museum

Castellbisbal is a town in the Vallès Occidental county with a large industrial base and services, but which has gradually become more residential in character. Despite this industrial present, Castellbisbal has historically been an agricultural village, at least since the times of the Roman Empire, based primarily on wine and vegetable produce.

The Peasantry Museum was founded in 1985 by Mateu brothers, with the collaboration of the townspeople who donated the farming tools and utensils of the daily life of the peasantry to the museum, aware of the gradual disappearance of agriculture.

The 2006 refurbishment and modernisation allow us to contemplate the current thematic structure, with one floor dedicated to country life, another to fieldwork and the last to transports and markets.

The museum also has two rooms for temporary exhibitions.

SPACES

<p>The hearth became the family centres of the peasant houses and manors</p>
The people
The people
<p>Tools and machinery used to produce wine, the main crop in the region</p>
The land
The land
<p>Tools and harnesses of the draft animals used in the 19<sup>th</sup> and 20<sup>th</sup> centuries</p>
Market and transport
Market and transport

OBJECTS

<p>A modern brazier which is made of metal, like most. These became essential objects in the house</p>
Brazier
Brazier
<p>The &lsquo;joc dels quinze&rsquo; number block game became great entertainment for both children and adults. This piece dates back to 1925</p>
The ‘joc dels quinze’ number g...
The ‘joc dels quinze’ number game
<p>Military document holders were an important part in soldiers&rsquo; careers in the 19<sup>th</sup> and 20<sup>th</sup> centuries</p>
Military document holder
Military document holder
<p>Cane salt shakers were one of the tools most widely used by peasants in contemporary times</p>
Salt shaker
Salt shaker
<p>Cane <em>badoqueres</em> were widely used during the 20<sup>th</sup> century</p>
Badoquera
Badoquera
<p>A grain store made from woven canes connected with a wooden beam</p>
Grain store
Grain store
<p>A volume measurement used for grain, legumes or other fruit</p>
‘Quarteró’
‘Quarteró’

INFORMATION

ADDRESS
FEES
TELEPHONE
WEBSITE
http://www.castellbisbal.cat/el-municipi-per-temes/cultura/museu-de-la-pagesia/
OPENING TIMES
GETTING HERE
EMAIL
museu@castellbisbal.cat

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