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The Tobacco Museum: where tradition breaths smoke

The Tobacco Museum, founded in 1993, is an 18th century building located in the heart of Havana's Historical Site, in the Cuban capital. Its main task consists in disseminating the culture linked to the making-up and trading of tobacco.


3 de abril de 2017 - By Victor Guirola Rodríguez

The Tobacco Museum, founded in 1993, is an 18th century building located in the heart of Havana's Historical Site, in the Cuban capital. Its main task consists in disseminating the culture linked to the making-up and trading of tobacco.

The place has three exhibition rooms. The main one shows the aboriginal stage: pipes found during archaelogical diggins, lithographic stones, as well as a valuable collection of the Tobaco Museum in Austria. The Lithographic Room shows a lithographic sample according to the tobacco trends from the 19th and 20th centuries, such as gold bread and purpurin. In addition, there is an exhibition and a conference room.

Among the most outstanding pieces there is a press dating back to the 19th century belonging to La Corona factory, a cigar roller table with its guillotine, smokers' stuff from the 19th and 20th centuries, lighters, pipes, nozzles, cigar cutters, snuff boxes, and pieces made of precious metals having a great influence in other arts like jewellery, painting, handcraft, lithography and ceramics.


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