At museums important thing is in, though packaging can develop our imagination trying to anticipate what is inside. A Mainhouse of the 18th century restored in an exquisitive way, a village where the container and the contents are combinated, scientific genius housing, a pioneering building or just inadulterated nature, make Lalin ´s museums fascinating places.

The “Museo do Xoguete e a Marioneta” (Toy and Puppet Museum) you will get closer to these wonderful worlds. You will learn about its evolution through pieces from different eras, in the case of toys, and in the case of puppets, its influence on cultures around the world through pieces that will make you travel through different continents.

In the ethnographic museum " Casa do Patrón" you can see how the life was in rural areas through everyday objects, you can discover a school of beginning of last century, or see how the rooms of our ancestors´ housing were.

In municipal museum “Ramon M ª Aller” there are objects related to life of this important person and to his contribution to the astronomy. In this museum you can also know the work of one of the most recognized Galician painters, Jose Otero Abeledo, better known as "Laxeiro". It is possible to enjoy temporary exhibitions of art that occurs regularly in the museum.

Deza's region hillforts, its legends and its relationship with gastronomy gain significance in "Castrodeza", interpretation centre of Deza´s hillforts.

Finally, “Museo da Paisaxe” (Museum of Landscape), where exposed material are mountains, meadows, rivers, housings and farms ... and everything to natural size!

Ethnografic Museum "Casa do Patrón"

It is an ethnographic museum in a rural area, with more than 2.000 square meters of exhibition. It is distributed in three buildings where there are exposed more than 4.000 pieces gathered by the whole Galician geography. Small symbols of a great history, authentic symbols of last three Galician centuries.

The Museum has 13 rooms of exhibitions organized in different themes. It is possible to observe an old school, a tavern, an oven, a traditional forge, among other forgotten trades, as well as daily elements that shaped our ancestors´ way of living.

One of its rooms gathers different pieces found in the excavation of “Castro O Penedo”, where there are several excavated and consolidated structures that can be visited because they are located very near from the museum.

The Museum carries out a several annual projects to keep the tradition alive, recovering practices of long ago that are getting lost nowadays, as threshing, pig slaughter or “Magosto”.

During the year, workshops of activities are also realized (bread, cheese, basket-making, popular songs, hiking routes or recycling) to all public, at both the individually and the collective levels.

In addition “Casa do Patrón” possesses restaurant service with home-cocked meal, order food.

In the environment we can enjoy an area of leisure “Entre os ríos” where the museum has several restored mills that are working.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00, 16:00 to 19:00
Codeseda, 7 - 36519 Doade (Lalín)
986 692 203 – 635 939 890
42.6088889, -008.1322222
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