This museum is the only one of its kind to recreate together the marine and the peasant life over the centuries. In addition, this space holds one of the best carpentry collections in Ribera. It was created by the "Friends of History" Foundation from the award to Puerto de Vega of the prize [...]
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Map: how to get to Museo Etnográfico Pérez Villamil
This museum is unique in its genre for recreating together the marine life and the peasant along the centuries. In addition, this space holds one of the best carpentry collections in Ribera.
It was created by the Foundation "Friends of History" from the concession to Puerto de Vega of the "Exemplary Town" award in the 1995 year. We will find it in the ship of the old cannery "La Arenesca".
The collection begins in the closed courtyard with machines and utensils belonging to the canning factory (boiler, pails, canning presses, etc.), tiles from the local industry and a wooden boat, along with a detailed history of the life of these industries now gone. From here we went to the interior of the museum that is composed of two floors. On the lower floor we can find a multitude of rural implements and fishing activity of the nineteenth century (including fishing techniques, cabotage trade, whaling), in addition to a traditional peasant-sailor house and the recreation of eight traditional trades: filandeira, redeira, ferreiro, madreñeiro, cesteiro, zapateiro, canteiro and cabinetmaker. It also highlights the recovery of a centuries-old forge and two spectacular armorers shields of a local noble family, the Lanza Trelles.
The upper floor is dedicated to Asturian emigration, several and surprising naval models, useful of the merchant marine, as well as a zoological collection of the Cantabrian coast with an excellent sample of marine shells and fossils.
To say that Juan Gregorio Felipe Ramón Pérez de Villamil y Paredes (Puerto de Vega, Asturias, 1 of May of 1754 - Madrid, 20 of February of 1824), absolutist politician of the reign of Carlos IV and Fernando VII that gives name to the museum, highlights for having been the instigator and intellectual author of the famous Bando de Independencia or Bando de los alcaldes de Móstoles, which has transcended historically as the document that initiated the War of Independence.Text: © Ramón Molleda for desdeasturias.com
Information of interestJuan Pérez Villamil Avenue, 2
33790 Puerto de Vega (Navia)
Tel: 985 648 805
From Tuesday to Friday
12: 00 - 14: 00 and 17: 30 - 19: 30
Saturday and Sunday
11: 30 - 14: 30 and 16: 30 - 19: 30
Guided visits by appointment.