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Ethnographic museums of Asturias

Ethnographic museums of Asturias

The value of local history

Ethnographic museums of Asturias

The value of local history

The Network of Ethnographic Museums of Asturias [MEDA network] it began its operation in 2001, at the request of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Principality of Asturias.
Its mission is to coordinate the collection management, dissemination, research and training work in museums of this kind in Asturias.

The following are part of this network museum spaces:

Muséu del Pueblu d'Asturies [Gijón]
Touring the Muséu del Pueblu d'Asturies -Museum of the People of Asturias- means discovering or rediscovering the daily life of our ancestors, to know how they spent their work and leisure hours, how they related, what their houses were like, their food, their hobbies ...
Info Muséu del Pueblu d'Asturies

Dairy Museum [La Foz, Morcín]
The museum is located in La Foz de Morcín, 15 km south of Oviedo. It was inaugurated in 1993 with the purpose of collecting, studying and making known the different aspects of the science and traditional technology of milk and its derivatives, as well as the traditional agricultural customs and uses.
Info Museum of the Dairy

· Ethnographic Museum of Grandas de Salime [Grandas de Salime]
The mission of this museum is to gather, guard, conserve, increase, investigate, communicate and disseminate the tangible and intangible heritage of an ethnographic nature of the Community of West of Asturias. It occupies what was the old Rectoral House of Grandas, which was rehabilitated for this purpose, preserving the popular architecture. Store and display more than 3.000 traditional instruments of all kinds, and it grows every year, or every day, with continuous contributions from individuals and administrations.
Info Ethnographic Museum of Grandas de Salime

Asturias Cider Museum [Nava]
In this municipality it is concentrated one of the largest cider productions in the north of the peninsula. The cultivation of the apple tree in the Principality has written evidence of its existence before the Romans, thanks to Latin chronicles and documents prior to them. The visit is intended to run parallel to cider cycleFor this reason, the visitor never ceases to be amazed at the tremendous analogy that exists between the museum and its own object.
Info Asturias Cider Museum

Maritime Museum of Asturias [Luanco, Gozón]
A large sample that shows us all kinds of fishing gear and gear used by the Cantabrian sailors,
la evolution of navigation and naval architecture from ancient times to the present day, an amazing collection of Nautical charts of all seas and epochs, cartographies, engravings, documents ...
Info Maritime Museum of Asturias

· Porrúa Ethnographic Museum [Porrúa, Llanes]
It has been open since 2000 and arose as an initiative of the neighborhood itself, more specifically by the dynamic Llacín Cultural Association, also in charge of organizing the popular Mercáu Astur de Porrúa year after year. Exhibition of objects, tools and mechanisms of all kinds related to the most traditional activities of the Asturian rural environment, both in its domestic aspect, as pre-industrial and artisan, which in the background converge in the same sociology.
Info Ethnographic Museum of Porrúa

· Pérez Villamil Ethnographic Museum [Puerto de Vega, Navia]
This museum is unique in its genre for recreating together the marine life and the peasant along the centuries. In addition, this space treasures one of the best carpentry collections of Ribera. There is also an area that 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.
Info Pérez Villamil Ethnographic Museum

Case Wood Museum
Veneros, Case
Tel. 985 608 002 | Fax. 985 608 166

Marqués de Sargadelos Birthplace Museum
Ferreirela de Baxo, Santa Eulalia de Oscos
Tel. 985 621 295 | 676 814 094

Vaqueiro Museum
Naraval, Tineo
Tel. 985 804 835 | Fax. 985 804 835

Somiedo Ecomuseum
Caunéu, s / n (old school), Somiedo
Tel. 985 76 39 84

Ethnographic Museum of Grado
La Cardosa, s / n. Degree
Tel. 985 752 277 | 628 361 917

Quirós Ethnographic Museum
Carretera General, s / n. Bárzana, Quirós
Tel. 985 768 096 | Fax. 985 768 145 

Cabranes Rural School Museum
Highway AS-255, km 7.5. Vineyard, Cabranes
Tel. 985 898 213 | Fax. 985 898 002

Asturias Museum Network [MEDA Network]
Paseo del Doctor Fleming, 877. 33203 Gijón, Asturias
Telephone: +34 985 182 960
Fax: + 34 985 182 964

Text: © Ramón Molleda for desdeasturias.com

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