Art and culture 

Don Benito Ethnographic Museum

The building that houses this museum of customs is a manor house that belonged to the Count of Campos de Orellana

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  2. Museo Etnográfico de Don Benito

Location and Contact:

Plaza del Museo s/n
06400 Don Benito , Badajoz (Extremadura)

How to get to

Opening times

WINTER

Tuesday-Saturday:
11am-2pm and 5-7pm

Sundays and public holidays:
11am-2pm

SUMMER

Tuesday-Saturday:
11am-2pm and 6-8pm

Sundays and public holidays:
11am-2pm

Closed on Mondays

Fee

Standard entry fee €2

Entry fee for groups of 25 or more and for children under 12 €1

  • The building that houses this museum of customs is a manor house that belonged to the Count of Campos de Orellana

    The variety of objects and their excellent state of preservation, together with the spectacular architecture, makes the Don Benito Ethnographic Museum one of the best of its kind. The building which dates from the late 19th/early 20th century is a manor house which belonged to the Dukes of Orellana and is classed as a protected building.

    As for the contents, all the objects date from the preindustrial period which goes from the end of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century. To make your visit easier the elements on display are divided into 31 rooms arranged according to subject matter or task. So you will find rooms dedicated to barbering, printing, tailoring and imported groceries, amongst others.

    One peculiarity of this display is that all the tools, clothes, utensils, etc. belong to a regional society based on agriculture and animal husbandry with a large number of journeymen, craftsmen and tradesmen together with bourgeois large landholders and liberal professionals.

    Before you go you must visit the exhibition on the Don Benito sculptor, Pedro Torre-Isunza.

  • Construction:
  • Mansion
  • Name:
  • Identity museum
  • Local museum
  • Municipal museum
  • Accessibility:

    • Disabled access
    • Accessible elevator
    • Accessible facilities and common areas
    • Access ramps
    • Toilet with disabled access

    Services:

    • Facilities for Disabled
    • Conference Room
    • Guided Tours

    Theme:

    • Art and culture

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