The “Bolsa de Bielsa” and Ethnology museum – Bielsa
July, August, September, Easter week, Christmas and holiday periods: from Tuesday to Sunday, afternoons from 16.00 until the last visit at 19.00 h.
Rest of the year : bookings at [email protected] or by phone 974.50.10.00
Bear in mind that this is a historic 16th century building. Its restoration allowed access to all floors except the roof space or top floor.
There are audio guides available and by pre arrangement the possibility of handling exhibits for the blind.
During the civil war conflict of 1936-1939 the town of Bielsa was heavily bombed and raised to the ground, causing the loss of nearly all its historical documents and heritage, and the emigration of its inhabitants. But this sad chapter in its history wasn’t enough to wipe out the village’s identity and little by little, objects, documents and archives have been found and compiled to make up one of the best museums in the Pyrenees, with a photo archive of over 5000 images from different sources.
The museum´s ground floor focuses on Bielsa and its lands.
The valley’s culture and history from its origins up to present day are displayed on the first floor.
Also on this floor is a section devoted to the darkest and most traumatic moment in the village’s history: La Bolsa de Bielsa.
The second floor covers traditional houses and the Bielsa Carnaval.
Source and more info: www.museodebielsa.com