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!

Toy and Puppet Museum

Under the suggestive name of Imaxina (Imagine) and spread over several rooms of the Pazo de Liñares, we are presented with this unique museum that brings us closer to the magical world of toys and puppets.

The A. Chaves collection has more than a thousand pieces and includes toys related to the circus, cinema, transport, animals or dolls, among others.


We start on the ground floor with a room dedicated to the circus, the cinema and the puppets. Also on this floor is a multimedia room with an audiovisual projection about imagination, exclusively created for this museum.

On the mezzanine, there are two rooms where toys of all kinds and from different periods are collected, allowing us to learn about their evolution over the years.

On the first floor a theather where puppet and shadow play shows are held. And other rooms where the most important companies of puppets in Galicia are representated and that will allow us to know the origin and history of the puppets, how they are made or their different types. Since it has puppets from different origins, we will appreciate their differences and similarities throughout the world. It also has an automaton piece made expressly for this museum.


Cabezudos also have an important place, both those of Laxeiro, recreated by Luchi Iglesias, and those made by Willy and donated to the museum by the association "Kikiriquí" of Botos.


And of course, a tribute to José Silvent "Barriga Verde" could not be missing, who toured Galicia with his shows at the beginning of the 20Th century.

Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 to 14:00, 17:00 to 20:00
De balde. Groups with previous reservation
Liñares, s/n - 36512 Prado (Lalín)
986 181 423
42.6800278, -008.1916000
Imagen Toy and Puppet Museum