Balmaseda


La Encartada Beret Factory


Contact details

Barrio Peñueco, 11
48800  Balmaseda, Vizcaya - Bizkaia  (Basque Country)
info@laencartadamuseoa.com
www.laencartadamuseoa.com
Tel.:+34 946800778

Location

Bizkaia


Description

The beret factory of La Encartada was founded in 1892 by the Marcos Arena, an “indiano” (the name given to prosperous Spaniards returning from the Americas), in collaboration with an English textile firm. The museum is formed by several buildings: the factory, the workers’ quarters, a shrine, and the house of the overseer. The interior conserves extremely valuable machinery mostly dating from the 19th century.

Artistic period:
Costumbrista

Content:
Textile


Practical information

Schedule

  • From Apr 15 to Oct 15
  • From Tuesday to Friday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 16:00 to 19:00
  • Saturday From 10:00 to 19:00
  • Sunday From 11:00 to 15:00
  • Closing days: Monday
  • From Oct 16 to Apr 14
  • From Tuesday to Friday From 10:00 to 14:00
  • Saturday From 10:30 to 19:00
  • Sunday From 11:00 to 15:00

Prices

  • General: €5
  • Reduced: €3
  • ICOM members and associations: Admission free
  • Children: Admission free

Services

Guided tours

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