Rice Museum Comporta

EN 253, km-1, Comporta

The Rice Museum was founded to exhibit the traditional rice production culture of the region which has played an important part in the history of Comporta right up to this present date and contributes to the lively cultural scene of the community and is located in the old rice mill dating back to 1952, when the estate first began to process rice.

The museum displays several workshops, with a collection of tools for carpentry, metalwork, and an ironmonger’s forge, directly or indirectly related to rice cultivation.

These workshops were once upon a time used for equipment maintenance, provided homes for the skilled workers, offices, the cafeteria, butcher, baker, barbershop, church and were also used for manufacturing tools and vehicles for the crop cultivation and other agricultural activities which included livestock and vegetables and for the fabrication of molds for boundary markers, as well as serving other duties.

Until the late sixties, the estate’s economy was self-sufficient, benefiting from the close-knitted community who lived off the land in spite of the hard-economic changes.

The Museum is a social, cultural and economic facility that provides the past identity of the region and is a positive factor in the dynamics of our local communities.

 

Opening Times:

June to September:             10.00am – 13.00pm and 14.30pm – 19.30pm

November to May               10.00am – 13.00pm and 14.00pm – 17.00pm

Prices:

Under 12        Free

Standard        €2.00

Residents      €1.00

Telephone +351 265 499 950

 

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