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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
Music Museum

We stumbled across this place. As I’m really into ethnomusicology so I was keen to have a look. All... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Hall_vi
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Plaza Constitucion S/N | Palacio Spínola, 35530 Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

1  Thank BallsPond
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

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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

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

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

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

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

Thank U14KFchrisb
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Thought it was a local history museum, so paid a vist. Sadly there were only lots of musical instruments. Museum has a nice courtyard to have a rest. Don't forget to look for a cool ceiling in corridors. ;)

1  Thank KapaKohila
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I have to admit I didn’t know what a timple was until visiting this museum. Fascinating and educational. Worth visiting whilst exploring Teguise

1  Thank albeback1
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I didn't know what the timple was until I visited there. I am an ethnomusicologist and I am generally interested in the organology of stringed instruments. Here you will find out about the origin of the instrument and its counterparts. In addition to the timples,...More

1  Thank howslowthewind
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