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The Pueblo de Asturias Folk Museum
Gijón (Central Asturias)
Contact Address
Paseo del Doctor Fleming, 877 - La Güelga. 33203 Gijón
Phone
985 182 960 / 985 182 963
Email museopa@gijon.es Website
Remarks

Guided visits by prior arrangement by phone (minimum 10 people, maximum 25): €1 per person.

Further information: www.redmeda.es
  • October to March:
    Tuesday to Friday: 9:30am-6:30pm
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10:00am-6:30pm

    April to September:
    Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 10:30am-7:00pm

    Closed on Mondays, 1st and 6th January, Shrove Tuesday, 15th August and 24th, 25th and 31st December


    Individual: €2.40
    Reduced: €1.40

    Reduced (groups, senior citizens, children under 16, student card or youth card holders)

    Free admission on Sunday (except during the International Trade Show of Asturias)

A reference centre on the history of traditional Asturian society

The Pueblo de Asturias Folk Museum was created in 1968. It comprises an area of ​​30,000 square metres that three buildings have been moved to: the 17th-century house of the Valdés family; the house of the González de la Vega family (bagpipe museum) and the Pavilion of Asturias at the 1992 World's Fair in Seville.

The grounds also house 18th- and 19th-century hórreos and paneras (raised granaries-cum-storehouses). There are also several skittle alleys to play the different variants of this game that exist in Asturias, an exhibition of agricultural implements, a one-storey peasant cottage characteristic of central Asturias, and a pond that is a relic of the marshlands that predominated around the mouth of the River Piles.

The purpose of the museum is to preserve, display and disseminate the material, graphic and oral testimonies that enable a better knowledge of traditional Asturian society while also preserving its memory. The museum has an extensive collection of ethnographic materials, graphic documents (engravings, lithographs, drawings), and an audio library of Asturian music.

A collection of bagpipes from North Africa, Eastern and Central Europe and especially from France, the UK and the Iberian peninsula are on display in the Bagpipe Museum, located in the country house, with running balcony included, of the González de la Vega family, which was built in 1757 and originally stood in Serin (Gijón).

Valdés House contains a permanent exhibition entitled "Photography in Asturias, 1850-1965", which shows the evolution of photography and Asturian society in those years. It also houses temporary exhibitions and a documentation centre on Asturian photography open to researchers which currently boasts more than 200,000 photos.

The Peasant Cottage is a model of a dwelling widespread among peasants in central Asturias. It consists of a kitchen, two rooms, a stable with hayloft and a porch. All the furniture, fixtures,fittings and tools correspond to those of a dwelling dating from the second half of the 19th century.

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The Pueblo de Asturias Folk Museum
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