The Museum opened its doors on 10th August 2002 as a place to find out about the history and recent day-to-day life of Fiñana, especially the trades and jobs which are no longer practiced or which have disappeared. The generosity and support of Santiago Morales Company and family, who have the recognition of the local authority, was fundamental in getting it off the ground.

The museum space with ethnographic content gathers together a variety of objects from farm work and trades and essential tasks in daily life, from farming implements and tools for planting and harvesting crops, vegetable gardens and orchards to necessities for building or repairing any of the objects used in everyday tasks.

It is spread out over nine rooms and two patios. Most of its funding comes from donations from Fiñana residents, apart from some acquired by the local council. The collection continues to expand with new contributions.

One of the most interesting sections is the collection of old photographs, which has more than 1.000 images, among them more than 150 original photos from the 19th century contributed by residents. They show how Fiñana has changed, as well as the changes in the ways of dressing and in the daily activities of the men and women.

Also noteworthy is the room that in 2003 was dedicated to the well-known painter and master of the watercolour Julio Visconti, a Fiñana native and named Favourite Son in 2004. It includes a sample of the work donated by the artist and some belongings which he donated.

Another of the big attractions of the Museum are the themed areas, like the Sewing Room, where you can appreciate and learn about the making of all kinds of garments and embroidery, as well as the objects and machines used. The Slaughter Room recreates an environment typical of the activity of families slaughtering pigs, making sausages and conserving meats.

As well as these themed spaces there is The kitchen, different kinds of bedrooms and the grain granaries and conservation objects.

The Museum is an ethnographic journey to the life of our ancestors, a journey through the last 100 years which completes a historic itinerary from various centuries back, with the old Mosque, the Alcazaba, the Arab cistern and the Church itself, which makes this “noble, captivating and Moorish small town” a must-see visit in Almería province.