Museum of the turpentine oil peddlers (trementinaires)

Arxiu CCAU

This museum opened in 1998 with the aim of conserving the memory of the turpentine oil peddlers (“trementinaires”) living in La Vansa Valley.

  • Arxiu CCAU
  • Arxiu CCAU

The museum display is housed in two rooms on the ground floor of Tuixent Town Hall. The first room reproduces the kitchen of a “trementinaire”, complete with the household goods and utensils used by the women for their trade. 

The second room reproduces a corner of a loft containing drying plants, and mannequins showing how the women dressed when they went peddling from village to village. Photographs on the walls show the process of obtaining turpentine, and display cases contain items used for gathering plants and preparing medicinal ointments.

Schedule:

  • Open all the weekends from 10.00h to 14.00h and from 17.00h to 20.00h.
  • From 1 to 31 of August: Sunday from 10.00h to 14.00h. Sunday afternoon and Mondays Closed