|Old drugstore and perfumery|
The Pusol Museum provide an insight into the recent past of Elche. The Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO included it in the Register of Exemplary Practices in 2009.
It all began in 1969 in the unitary schools of the rural area of Pusol, a few kilometers from Elche (6 km), as an activity linked to educational plan "The school and its environment", whose subject was the study of the trades and traditions of Elche´s countryside.
|Old toy shop|
The aim of this project was to make easier the understanding of the rural environment where it stood, and conservation of a culture, both tangible and intangible, which was rapidly disappearing by the mechanization of agriculture and the replacement of traditional crafts and culture other extensive and more productive.
It has thousands objects from the nineteenth and early 20th century, the vast majority of which have been donated. Currently are deposited in it all ethnological aspects: agriculture, commerce, industry, folklore, traditions. At the Pusol Museum you'll be able to visit typical shops, see the traditional carts that were used to transport everything, take a look around a rural home, as well as admire the clothing and other artefacts. The Museum is not limited to retrieve objects, because also involves in this task to many local people. It´s really a charming museum.
|The place to separate the wheat from the chaff|
To read more: http://es.scribd.com/doc/64671618/Cooperative-Safeguarding-of-Cultural-Heritage-the-School-Museum-of-Pusol-in-Elche-Spain
Timetable: Monday to Friday, from 9 to 13.30 and from 16 to 19 (in summer only mornings). Saturday and Sunday: from 11 to 14. Closed 13, 14 and 15th August. Free admission on Sundays.
To arrive from Elche: take CV-851 road (Carretera del Leon), and about 5 kms, after Cachito Restaurant, turn the first to the right, by CV 857 https://maps.google.es/maps/ms?hl=es&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=100472554001904324739.000484d67d27f73abd905&ll=38.252201,-0.699692&spn=0.188726,0.486145&z=11&source=embed
If you are hungry when you finish in the Pusol Museum and you want to eat a good paella or grilled lamb chops, Restaurante Cachito, open since 1935, is very near.
|Esparto grass handcraft|
|Making a esparto espadrille|
|Old agricultural tools|
|Traditional rural home kitchen|