The house that houses the museum was used as a farmer's dwelling, with the usual layout of stables and animal housing within the house itself. Today, this original layout has been removed to make room for a house and museum within the same building.
The house consists of three floors, half of which are divided by a wall that separates the house from the museum, allowing the two parts to communicate. It therefore has two façades with independent entrances.
The rear façade, with two large windows on the first floor and a delicate canopy that houses the entrance, leads to the Museum of Asturian Popular Ceramics.
The interior has three floors on which the ceramics are exhibited.
The museum consists of three floors that house an important and interesting collection of Asturian popular pottery, all of it perfectly classified, documented and exhibited.
On this ground floor, all the black pottery is exhibited, mainly from the existing potteries in the council of Piloña, in the central area of Asturias. There is also a series of furniture from the period.
This floor is dedicated solely and exclusively to the Rayu pottery from Vega de Poja (Siero). Ceramics, therefore, white and blue, glazed.
On this floor is the archive made up of all the museum's documentation, as well as works related to the subject and an interesting regional library. It also has various pieces, and a series of other antique devices occupying the parallels that frame it. On this floor there is an exhibition of handcrafted tools: wooden tools for the elaboration and transformation of products, mainly those offered by nature and those obtained by the work of the peasant man for his own survival.
Monday to Saturday: 15:00-18:00 h.
Individual: 2 €.
Group (+15): 1 €.
Groups can make an appointment in advance.
Numerous exhibitions related to traditional pottery, from potteries or private collections, are held. These exhibitions are also held at the Café Gran Peña in Villamayor, owned by Leopoldo Palacio Carús.