August 19, 2016

Local Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

  • Schedule: Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00h. and from 17 to 19h. Sunday from 11:00 h. to 14:00 h.
  • Free entrance.
  • Telephone: 964 71 21 54

The Museum is located in a magnificent building erected in 1792 by order of King Charles IV to house the troops defending the city. A tour around the museum shows the visitor the different cultures that have coexisted in these lands throughout history.
The archaeology section has four rooms grouped chronologically: Paleolithic; Copper and Bronze Ages; Iberian Culture; and, finally, Roman Age and Middle Ages. With clear descriptions of the specific characteristics of each era, exhibits range from utensils and tools used by humans almost since they appeared on Earth, to the materials used for producing them and their evolution.
Flint and horn tools, bronze and ceramic utensils, traces of ancient customs, Iberian weapons, farming tools, vases, Roman coins, funerary inscriptions, medieval utensils… all take us back to the origins of the noble city of Segorbe.
In the ethnology section, the archaic work utensils reveal the rural culture, work and lifestyles of men and women of the municipality of Segorbe throughout its existence.
The section is subdivided according to craftwork and the materials used: pack saddles, wickerwork, crafted cane, crafted wood, pottery, and a large collection of ceramics from Segorbe. Finally, visitors can find a room devoted to weights and measures in the times when a «codo» (elbow) was comprised of two spans, and a «palmo» (span), twelve fingers: a journey back to the days when work required craft, patience and dedication.