The museum remembers the social and regional transformation that meant the settlement of a French company in this agricultural and livestock mountain area. From their industrial activity, it is interesting to visit the preserved old steel-making ovens as well as the galleries connected to the blowers. The house, with its traditional rooms and facilities such as the table, the cider press, or the carpentry workshop recalls the rural dimension of the settlement.
The “Quirós industrial” area includes a permanent exhibition that discusses “obrero mixto”, "mixed workers", a term given to the farm workers that worked as miners without giving up farm labor forever. The preservation of the old ironand steel blast furnaces is particularly impressive, together with the tunnels connected to the blowers. The house is testament to rural Quirós, with its traditional rooms and ancillary spaces such as the stables, llagar (cider mill), or the carpentry workshop, or the fountain with its cattle watering area and washbasin. The school takes us back to the past, bringing to mind the ambience and recollections of the old rural classroom.
|Recommended duration of visit:||2 Hours|
|Duration of a guided tour:||60-90 Minutes|
|Access for persons with disabilities:||For details see website|
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|Visitor centre on site:||yes|
|Gift and book shop on site:||yes|
July to September:
Wednesday - Sunday 11am-2pm, 3.30-7.30pm
October to 15th December and 2nd March to 30th June:
Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 11-2pm, 3-6pm