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The Forest Museum
Tineo (Western Asturias)
Contact Address
Ca' l Teso. 33873 Muñalén. Tineo
985 806 310
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This museum is a living forest that needs constant upkeeping throughout the year, although most of this work is done in winter and early spring: cutting, pruning, thinning, sowing, grafting, cleaning, planting and fertilizing. For that reason, it is advisable to book the visit in advance during this period.

    Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-8:00pm
    Closed on Monday

    Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm to 2:00pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm

    Groups (Mon-Fri) by prior arrangement

    Individual: €1
    Free admission on Tuesday

The forest as a means of livelihood and survival

For centuries the inhabitants of these valleys lived a self-sufficient existence in which the forest was a key element. It covered their basic needs: fuel, fruits, wood for building their houses, furniture and utensils.

In a three-hectare forest of oak, chestnut and birch, a kilometre-long trail displays implements, traditional constructions (stone chestnut store, stone pen, lime kiln, coal shed, mill etc.), hydraulic devices (fuller's mallet, forge hammer, rams, etc.), recreating man's harmonious relationship with the forest. Not to mention the use of renewable energies to complete this coexistence between man and nature: a wind turbine, microturbine, solar panels and digester.

The permanent exhibition contains utensils made in chestnut, oak, ash, birch and hazel, woodworking implements and tools and carved pieces: coffers, chests, sculptures and clocks.

The Forest Museum