Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM

17th century oil millOpen Fridays to Sundays and holidays, from 11.00h to 14.00h and from 17.00h to 20.00h.

The museum has nine exhibition rooms open to the public. The permanent exhibits include a varied collection of machinery, tools and containers for grinding and collecting olive oil and local wine. All are beautifully decorated with lithographs.

Various antique items, dating up to four centuries old, are exhibited on the walls and in showcases in every corner of the museum. There are also olive oil cans and Malaga wine barrels which were exported to Buenos Aires and Uruguay at the end of the 19th century.

One of the rooms represents a 17th century kitchen with a bread oven, and another a 19th century bedroom with original furniture.

Friends of the owner, Enrique Godines, have loaned collections of different items to the museum. These include water colour originals which were copied onto the lithographic stone exhibited.

Many different complete grinding systems are exhibited, the oldest of which consists of a beam that presses olives on basket lids.
Located at:
Calle Iglesia 14
Riogordo, Málaga Province
Tel: 952 732 154
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