Casa-Museo del Timple

Casa-Museo del Timple, Teguise: Address, Phone Number, Casa-Museo del Timple Reviews: 4/5

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James G
St Neots, UK67 contributions
Small but good
Dec 2019
This small museum is in the centre of town, in an interesting old building. The displays include a variety of Timple instruments, and to set these in context, an amazing range of broadly similar stringed instruments from all around the world. The explanatory text accompanying the displays is mostly in Spanish and English.
Written 22 January 2020
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Kenzie
Belfast, UK52 contributions
Nice gardens
Jul 2019 • Family
I didn't really find this place interesting but it was only €3 each and the building and gardens were lovey so I think it's worth it.
Written 12 July 2019
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Petranka C
41 contributions
Lovely little museum
Aug 2018 • Couples
Visited in August 2018 and was busy. This year past by in April going to Haria and it wasn’t so busy.
Lovely little museum where you can learn a lot about the music on the island and the history of the local carnival.
The tickets were cheap and there were so much on display that we spent good few hours wondering around. You can see charts with the picture and the name of the instruments. There is a workshop display room where you can see old photos and the parts of the musical instruments and the order in which they have been made.
The place is for a music lovers and my boyfriend and I had amazing time.
Teguise is a lovely place and there is a pretty church near by.
It is worth the visit. There is leaflets in English, French and German.
Written 3 May 2019
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Sarah Z
Exeter, UK207 contributions
Small but interesting
Mar 2019 • Couples
A great little museum dedicated to the timple, the Canarian stringed instrument. A stunning building which must have a lot of history, but no info given. And it's worth noting that info on the displays is in Spanish only - I think it would be helpful to have some laminated info sheets in other languages.
Written 15 March 2019
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kulturrevulturre
Sheffield, UK48 contributions
Extremely Interesting and Good Value for Money
Feb 2019 • Solo
Lovely little museum devoted to the traditional string instrument of the Canary Islands, the timple. Also includes string instruments from the rest of the world eg kora sittar balalaika. The building itself was the main capital building of Lanzarote until Teguise ceded to Arrecife. I did enjoy a previous review that complained about a timple museum being full of small string instruments.
Written 20 February 2019
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HenryG777
London, UK37 contributions
Not what we expected
Feb 2019
Disappointed there was nothing inside about the house’s history or the Inquisition, just a surprisingly extensive collection of small stringed instruments.

Interesting building but upstairs closed off so not much to see besides the instruments.
Written 19 February 2019
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kateharmond
Brighton England702 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2019 • Couples
Stunning collection of stringed instruments from around the world, housed in a glorious building with a couple of gorgeous courtyards. Excellent value at 3€ per adult and very peaceful on a Monday morning.
Written 7 February 2019
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Buckcastle
Herefordshire51 contributions
Hidden gem - interesting stringed instrument collection
Oct 2018 • Couples
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, which is a great shame as the story looks interesting.

Note to the museum management: Consider translating the information on wall posters into other languages and make available as a hand out leaflet at the ticket desk. This improvement would open access to a wider audience and provide a more informative visit.
Written 28 October 2018
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BallsPond
Folkestone, UK175 contributions
Interesting exhibition in a fine palace
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 worth a visit in its own right. There are a number of museums around Lanzarote where you can see how the poor lived, but this is a rare example of how the upper class lived.
Written 26 October 2018
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TonyT49er
Sutton Coldfield, UK347 contributions
No strings attached!
Oct 2018 • Friends
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 absolutely all sorts. Heaven knows how they ever get to learn chords! Wife & son are non-players but even they appreciated the vast array of styles on display. Shame they would let me play any!
Written 24 October 2018
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