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We were able to get to this museum without a car - its a 20 minute flat walk from Balmaseda La... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alan W

Together with food, clothing is perhaps one of the famous things of the country, with the... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to get to this museum without a car - its a 20 minute flat walk from Balmaseda La Calzada ( the end station ) and there is a pavement for most of the walk. Its a must see for anyone interested in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Together with food, clothing is perhaps one of the famous things of the country, with the Balenciaga museum as an example. Here we know better about how this company making Basque berets (boinas) used to work, and it is quite interesting how a hat doomed...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

A textile factory where most of the machines are from 1892 and it was in operation until 1992. Very interesting to see an early stage in the industrial revolution.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Perhaps, "Boinas La Encartada Museoa" is a very good alternative for people who wants to know how was the live in 1880, when the machinery works by driven belts

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Asier Z
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Here you can take a trip into the past and see where the famous Boinas (Basque berets) were made for many years until fairly recently. This is now a museum with many of the machines left as they were including a Spinning Jenny. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

When my wife suggested we should visit a textile museum I have to say I wasn't greatly interested but in the cause of matrimonial harmony I agreed. The museum is very difficult to find and it was only through directions of the owners of the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank kyairi
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We were expecting a 'beret museum' to consist of glass cases full of esoteric variations on a basic headgear style. Far from it. This is a textile mill with the entire machinery preserved intact (though no longer running). Here the entire manufacturing process took place,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Brianandmargaret
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