Send Print
Juan Pérez Villamil Ethnographic Museum
Navia (Western Asturias)
Contact Address
Avda. Juan Pérez Villamil, 2. 33790 Puerto de Vega (Navia)
985 648 805
Email Website

Access is via the turning for Puerto de Vega on the N-634. The museum is at the entrance to the village.

  • Tuesday to Friday: 12:00pm-2:00pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 11:30am to 2:30pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm

    Closed on Monday

    Free admission

A tribute to country and seafaring folk

The museum houses a meticulous re-creation of what have been the traditional lifestyles of our people, with the presence of the traditional house, crafts and what was the canning industry and what it meant for this and other fishing villages, with the evocative re-creation of the machinery room of this old factory called "La Arenesca".

The museum is located in the east wing of the recovered canning factory. Entry is via a door situated in the pavilion annexed to the main building, where the restored canning machinery is installed, together with a panel explaining the history of this trade in the town. Once inside, the Ethnographic Museum occupies the ground floor and mezzanine, with two adjacent rooms, the archives and the boardroom. On the ground floor, you can visit: the re-creation of a traditional house with an open hearth and bedroom; the utensils that characterized the work of peasants and mariners, as well as eight traditional trades linked to country life; a fine collection of examples of traditional boat building; and two old coat of arms. On the mezzanine floor, besides the tribute to emigration and leisure, you will find an allegory of the merchant navy, with significant tools, in addition to a large collection of models related to the physical and spiritual world of mariners and a rich collection of quirky Bay of Biscay zoology.

Juan Pérez Villamil Ethnographic Museum