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Asturian Popular Pottery House-Museum
Cabranes (Eastern Asturias)
Contact Address
Piñera. 33529, Cabranes.
652 535 589
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Numerous exhibitions related to traditional pottery are held, with exhibits from potteries or private collections. These exhibitions are also held at the Café Gran Peña, in Villamayor, owned by Leopoldo Palacio Carús.

  • Monday to Saturday: 3:00pm-6:00pm
    Closed on Monday.

    Individual: €2
    Group (15+): €1
    Groups may book previously.

A museum housing an important collection of popular Asturian pottery.

The property that houses the museum was once a farmworker's cottage, presenting the usual distribution inside of stable and hayloft for animals within the same dwelling. Today, the original layout has been eliminated, giving rise to a house and a museum within the same building.

The house has three floors, split in the middle by a wall separating the house from the museum, though both parts are connected. It therefore has two façades with separate entrances.

The rear façade, with two large windows on the first floor and a delicate roof covering the doorway, contains the entrance to the Popular Asturian Pottery Museum.

Inside, it has three floors where the pottery is on display.

The museum has three floors housing an important and interesting collection of popular Asturian pottery, all perfectly classified, documented and displayed.

First floor:
This floor displays all the black pottery, mainly from the potteries to be found in the borough of Piloña, in central Asturias. There is also a collection of period furniture.

Second floor:
This floor is given over exclusively to Cerámica de Rayu pottery, from Vega de Poja (Siero). This comprises white-and-blue-glazed pottery.

Third floor:
This floor houses the archives made up of museum documents as well as papers related to pottery and an interesting library from a regional perspective. It also has several pieces and a number of ancient artifacts occupying the walls that frame it. Craft implements are located on this floor: wooden implements for preparing and processing products, mainly those offered by nature and those obtained by farmworkers toiling for their own survival.

Asturian Popular Pottery House-Museum