Murtosa, Portugal

On my day trip to Aveiro, I stopped off at Casa Museu for lunch. The museum is run by volunteers, who grow, raise, prepare, cook and then serve the food, which was delicious and plentiful. After lunch there was a guided tour of the grounds and the exhibits on display. The volunteers are custodians of the museum for Portugal and they were delightful.


The museum provides a view of how life was for farm workers, in the early 20th century. The tools of crafts and trades were on display, this farm had a tailor, cobbler, blacksmith, hairdresser, a huge press and a shop.

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The farm house has very small bedrooms and large reception rooms, which display basketry, wool production, and weaving looms. The kitchen was quite small considering it was used to cook food for all the farmworkers. 

The farm was self sufficient, even providing its own water, although the well was still operational, the water for the farm is delivered through more conventional means today.

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