This place is beautiful, not only for the history it houses but also for the great deal of cultural activities held in it. A space specially recovered for visitors to enjoy.
There could not be another place to house the museum. The historical memory and the cultural wheel of the city had to be in a venue everyone knew almost by heart: the old railway station.
“There are places that just lie there, immune to the view of men. But just entering them makes us realize that inside, we can find ourselves, reflected in what is on display there: that is us”, with these words, a neighbor from the District of Allen started to tell me about the new museum.
Inaugurated on May 24, 2006, Allen’s Municipal Museum was settled in the building where the “old railway station” of this city in Río Negro
used to stand.
It recreates the historical profile of the first colonists and immigrants who made the development of this community and the High Valley of Río Negro possible.
Besides offering the chance to observe what we mentioned above, there is a Museum Association in charge of organizing half-permanent and theme shows to make visits more dynamic.
Shows and Exhibitions
Not long ago, the museum presented a show of ancient outfits including dresses and suits used for weddings, baptisms and first communions in the 1920s and 1930s, and other more contemporary samples, including the famous 1960s and 1970s.
This was a unique exhibition and it was presented in the local museum, located in the railway venue, next to the Amphitheater. In addition to old outfits, the photographs of the ceremonies in which those garments were worn were displayed. Families from the District of Allen participated in the abovementioned special events.
This kind of shows and exhibitions will be a constant in this new and modernized museum, which has already been approved by countless denizens of the city and of nearby settlements, who came along willingly to take part in this project come true.
Allen Municipal Museum
(Vieja estación de ferrocarril), (8324) , Cipolletti, Río Negro
Tel: +54 2941-453403