The Carriage Museum aims to promote, disseminate and maintain the tradition of carriage driving alive by combining a rich material heritage and the new technologies. It was opened in 2002 and located in an early 19th century winery. This Museum is the only one of its kind which is composed of carriages, harnesses, horses and equestrian costumes all together.
The museum consists of five rooms or singular spaces which take visitors on an active journey through the world of horse driving, a journey including an excellent collection of carriages and harnesses exhibited using innovative multimedia systems.
The main room exhibits the most emblematic carriages, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, along with a collection of the best harnesses and all the carriage driving equipment. The tour continues through the stables, where we feel the horses’ heartbeat, and the work areas, where we watch how the grooms wash and harness the horses and take care of the carriages and their equipment, completing in this way the multidimensional aspect Between both areas, the room containing the carriages and the stables, there is an audio-visual system which shows us how the Royal School horses live. This system allows us to follow the life of our horses 24 hours a day.
The “Salón 1810” (Tack Room and old Winery), an area used for temporary exhibitions, contains more carriages of the museum collection. The costume room, located in the old winery still, exhibits a permanent collection of equestrian costumes.