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Guided tours for schools

The tours for groups of schoolchildren are guided by students of the Pusol School (Colegio de Pusol), who are responsible for explaining everything to their visitors. They are taught how to do this throughout the school year, and are always accompanied by an adult guide.

The guided tour is adapted to suit both the number of visitors, and their ages and knowledge. Depending on these characteristics, the tour takes different routes. For example, small children aged three to five years get to see the toy shop, the grocery store, the kitchen, school, etc., while older children learn about more complicated aspects, like printing, and tilling.

With regard to the duration of the visit, this depends on how long the school has available. Tours are usually from 9.45-10 to 12.15-12.30, and a maximum of 120 minutes (2 hours) of continuous visit, with a 30-minute break for a snack (11-11.30). If less time is available, the guide/monitors will skip some exhibitions and contents, and focus on the most important areas.

Guided tour for associations and groups of adults

Guided visit for associations and groups of adults If the visit is on a weekday morning from Monday to Friday (from 9 to 12.30), part of the tour is guided by students from the Colegio de Pusol, who learn this skill throughout the school year and are always accompanied by an adult guide; in these cases, the rest of the visit is guided by the museum’s employees and monitors. Tours on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and during afternoons from Monday to Friday (from 15.30 to 19.00), are guided by usual members of the museum team.

The length of the visit depends on the available time the group has, because the most important parts of the museum are selected. These are the kitchen and bedroom of the traditional home, the palms, thresher, wine, oil and the school among the most popular local trades; and the Pérez Seguí drugstore, Esquembre photo studio, Almacenes Parreño toy store and grocery are highlights among the stores. However, to explore the entire museum and all its temporary and permanent collections, a full guided tour takes around 120 minutes (two hours). If you add the garden and vegetable garden to your visit, and exclusive visits to the warehouse and the library, a guided tour can take up to 150 minutes (two and a half hours).





Experiences

Workshops



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White Palm weaving

Description: production of figures made of palm (ball, worm, flower and rose), that decorate the large branches used on Palm Sunday in Elche.
Goals: to learn about the typical, traditional crafts of the city of Elche, mobility and hand coordination, dexterity.
Recommended age: primary (6 years old and above).
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

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School yard games

Description: mix of traditional games, both patio and table, such as tanganillo or caliche, trading cards, tabas or osaletes or plates.
Goals: problem-solving, decision taking, accepting and understanding rules, memory training, cognitive and emotional development.
Recommended age: primary (6 years old and above).
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes.

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Cooking traditional foods in the wood-fired oven

Description: participants mix and kneed the ingredients, then leave the dough to stand for 20 minutes. They light and stoke the oven. The dough is mixed again and spread on a tray. It is put in the oven, and after 15 minutes, the coca a la calda (dough with sausages, tomato and tuna) is ready to eat.
Goals: learn about traditional baking in a wood-fired oven, hand movements and coordination, stimulation of taste.
Recommended age: 8 years and above.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour.

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We make a mask

Description: following an old model donated to the museum, participants will be able to paint, cut out and assemble their own mask.
Goals: good use of free time, dexterity, mobility and coordination of the hands.
Recommended age: from childhood onwards.
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes.

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Cut-out dolls

Description: Participants will paint, cut out and assemble their own cut-out set, with characters that will help them better understand traditions and some traditional crafts.
Goals: learning traditional games, good use of free time, dexterity, mobility and coordination of the hands.
Recommended age: from childhood onwards.
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes.

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Model a botijo

Description: learn to model with clay a botijo of the old ones, including mouth and spout, which the participants can decorate as they wish.
Goals: dexterity, decision making, mobility and coordination of the hands, memory work.
Recommended age: 6 years and up.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour.

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Natural Air Fresheners (according to season)

Description: after the explanation in the garden of the properties of the native aromatic plants to be used, they go to the workshop to crush them, mix them, experiment with them and put them in little bags.
Objectives: creativity, dexterity, hand mobility, stimulation of touch and smell.
Recommended age: 6-12 years.
Duration: 30 minutes approx.





How to book


Tel.: 966 630 478

comunicacion@museopusol.com



Guided tours, workshops and experiences must be booked at least ten days in advance.

After contacting the centre, you will be sent a “booking confirmation” email. Please complete this with the details of the centre, the contact person and information about the visit requested (date, approximate times, number of participants, school year and workshop).

You must then make a bank transfer for 10% of the total cost of the visit at least ten days in advance to the bank account specified. This will be deducted from the final amount, and will not be reimbursed if the booking is cancelled.



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