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Timple Museum Opens in Teguise

Monday March 28, 2011

Timple Museum Opens in Teguise

The new Museum of the Timple opened to the public for ther first time on Friday 25th March in Teguise. This attraction is designed to provide tourists and residents alike with a history of the Canarian miniature guitar and has a large number of these tradtional instruments on display.

The museum is located in the Palacio Spinola in the heart of Teguise and was officially opened on Friday by the Councillor for Culture, Oswaldo Betancort and the director general of Patrimonio, accompanied by Benito Cabrera, an aficionado of the timple.

Benito Cabrera not only plays the instrument but has donated a large number of timples from his own private collection to the museum. In addition to a standing exhibition, there will also be workshops and activities organized on specific days.

Over the weekend of 1st April, there will be a workshop on Friday 1st April with Yone Rodriguez at 20.30, one on Saturday 2nd April with Domingo El Colorado, also at 20.30 and a third taking place on Sunday 3rd April with Benito Cabrera at 11.00.

The Palacio Spinola is in the Plaza de la Constitucion, opposite the Church of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and is open every day except Saturday between 09.00 and 15.00. Entrance tickets cost €3 for adults and €1.50 for children.

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