The Albacete Municipal Museum of Knives and Cutting Tools offers a project called "This is our history", intended for people of the Third Age. We are aware that this group does not frequent the museums; therefore, the museum aims to show, through this program, everything what it can offer including people who are physically unable to visit it.
In this way, this project is offered free of charge and consists of a series of talks in the various Sociocultural Centers or Associations of Retired Persons of our city, in order to bring the Museum and its collections to our elders.
The project is divided into two parts. First, a museum technician, a cultural volunteer or a craftsman will visit the requesting center with photographs, documents and anecdotes to tell the history of the Albacete Knife making tradition. Afterwards, he or she will explain what the Museum consists of: the rooms that compose it, the pieces displayed there and the photographs or documents conserved, so that those people who cannot move to visit it, can see it in this way.
Once finished the talk, the Museum will conclude the visit to the center with a playful activity: a bingo related to the knife making sector. Several games will be played and the winner of the row or bingo will receive a gift related to the knife making trade. The duration of this first part of the program will be one hour and a half.
After the visit to the Association by the Museum, the following week, the group of the Third Age will visit the Museum itself and will enjoy a 2 hours guided tour to discover the history of Albacete knife making tradition. This visit lasts approximately 30 minutes.