The Museum of the Asturian People was set up in 1968 with the aim of conserving the memory of the Asturian people, and for that purpose, it preserves different testimonies of everyday life in both rural and urban settings. Its collections, which are housed in an area of 35,000 sq m, take us back in time to what was known as traditional society, a society that was first developed during the Middle Ages and has lasted to the present day.
Visitors will find an ethnographic collection which includes some six thousand items, a photographic library with about two hundred thousand images, a documentary archive with family and commercial documents, correspondence from emigrants, labels, posters, etc., a music and musical instruments collection which features an international bagpipe collection and a verbal testimony archive (with legends, tales, ballads, memoirs, etc.).
It is constantly updated and has currently signed various research agreements with universities and private foundations with a view to promoting the study of Asturian anthropology and social history.
October to March: Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 h to 18:30 h.
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 10:00 h to 18:30 h.
April to September: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 h to 19:00 h.
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 10:30 h to 19:00 h.
Closed on: Mondays, 1 and 6 January, Shrove Tuesday, 15 August and 24, 25 and 31 December.
Free entrance day: Sundays (except during Asturias International Trade Fair)