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Gallegos Ethnographic Museum
Mieres (Central Asturias)
Contact Address
Casa de Fernando y Jacoba. Gallegos, s/n. 33615 Mieres, Principado de Asturias
Phone
985 422 185
Email info@pozuespinos.com Website
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays:
    12:00pm-2:00pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Weekdays:
    By prior arrangement.

    Customised group visits by prior arrangement.


    Individual: €2
    Group (guided visit): €3.50

The museum exhibits diverse household utensils: kneading troughs, cupboards, trivets, wooden jars, pots, lamps, beds, chains for hanging pots over a hearth, and the like, as well as farm implements: wooden holders for honing stones, plow, scythe, rake and the like, as well as other tools used in different crafts.

The museum exhibits diverse household utensils: kneading troughs, cupboards, trivets, wooden jars, pots, lamps, beds, chains for hanging pots over a hearth, and the like, as well as farm implements: wooden holders for honing stones, plow, scythe, rake and the like, as well as other tools used in different crafts

Through these objects, the aim is to recover the traditional culture of our ancestors, which nowadays is somewhat unknown because of the transformations in contemporary society.

The upstanding, sturdy men and women of yore, who lived in villages and were used to working from sunrise to sunset, transformed what the natural environment offered them into culture. They knew the traditions, the techniques that made up an unwritten source of wisdom, zealously handed down from father to son.

By making the daily life, work and leisure of the past known, the historical memory of different peoples will not be lost. We will learn to value things that lie dormant in the attic and maybe light will be shed on those wonderful pieces that show us our past.

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Gallegos Ethnographic Museum
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