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The town of Desulo

  • DESULO - Ethnographic Museum
    "Casa Montanaru"


    ADDRESS: Via Montanaru. Tel. 0784/619624-619415
    OPENING TIMES: On appointment
    TICKET PRICE: On offering
    NUMBER OF VISITORS: About 3000 a year
    MANAGEMENT: Planning and scientific department run by the cultural Association "Amici del museo di Desulo"
    OPENING YEAR: November 1995
    MUSEUM SURFACE: 230 sq.m.
    NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9 on 3 levels
    NUMBER OF FINDS: 2000 different types of pieces. 1500 volumes.
    ORIGIN OF FINDS: Donations, personal furniture belonging to Antioco Casula.
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The Ethnographic Museum
"Casa Montanaru"

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MUSEUM ROUTE
The museum route has been studied so that the visitor can best enjoy the collection exhibited and its scientific disposition. From the entrance you go down to the basement where you find hall "A", the first one is on the ground floor, where the typical agricultural objects are freely exposed:

farmer
several tools for the work on the farm. Wagon, cart, barrow in wood, three different types of yokes, plough with wood (nail), ploughs of different dimensions, plough for donkey and horse, harrows, hand presser, saddles for people and for work, Sardinian bridles, objecst for the weaning of the colt and calves.
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The wine-merchant, the cellar
several instruments refer to the vification, an activity which was not very strong in the economy of the town because of non-favourable environmental characteristics. Barrels, vats, demijohn, grindstones, wooden press, metal measures, pruning shears, knife from grafts.
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