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Hidden gem - interesting stringed instrument collection

Although this museum focuses on the Timple, there are also fine examples of other instruments... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Buckcastle
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Herefordshire
A surprising array of instruments

Despite the name, which refers to the 5 stringed instrument native to the Canary Islands, the... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
MTubman
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Redwood City, California
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Although this museum focuses on the Timple, there are also fine examples of other instruments including Spanish Guitar, African Cora, Lute and balalaika. There is also a workshop which showcases the making of the Timple. Unfortunately, all of the accompanying information is just in Spanish,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Buckcastle
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

After our non-visit in June we made sure we were in Teguise by late morning to visit the museum. Although the displays of timples and similar small guitars from other cultures around the world might seem a bit specialised, the palace housing the collection is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Perhaps you need to be a guitar player to appreciate all there is to see here but there are some amazing designs on display. Odd numbers of strings in some cases [to a standard 6 string player] but there were 6, 5 9, 11, 12...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I thought I was going to visit yesterday but when I and my friends approached the front door just after 2pm yesterday we found it guarded by a most unhelpful woman. She quite rudely announced the museum was Cerrado and pointed to her watch explaining...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Despite the name, which refers to the 5 stringed instrument native to the Canary Islands, the museum actually dozens of instruments of various kinds from Europe, Africa, and the Americas, as well as detailed photos and information displays (in Spanish). If you are not there...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is quite an odd museum. The Timple is a small guitar native to the island similar to a Ukulele. There are a number of examples on display including one made of a cigar box. You then move on to a display of small stringed...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This was a really interesting museum about a subject I knew very little about previously and found it fascinating that this style of guitar touches all around the world with differnent styles.Actually heard the Timple played whilst on holiday which was a great experience.This museum...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lorralex
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this place. As I’m really into ethnomusicology so I was keen to have a look. All the info is in Spanish but there were translations provided. Lots of different chordophones from different countries as well as a vast collection of Timples. There...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hall_vi
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is a fascinating museum - not just for its extraordinary collection of timples (like guitars) but also for the building within which it is housed. It is almost a step back in time as you wander round the courtyard and wooden clad rooms. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank lizrowley
Reviewed 14 March 2018

For anyone with an interest in stringed instruments, this is a 'must visit'. It is easily reached by bus from Costa Teguise and is a lovely old building. It would gain an extra star if it had been signposted and if there was an/some examples...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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