Asturian Gold Museum

Although today gold is still being mined using industrial methods (in both Bueinás/Boinás, council of Belmonte de Miranda and in Carlés, council of Salas), the sport of gold panning is becoming increasingly popular in the streams in the west of the region. The historical aspects of this activity are exhibited in two charming facilities: the Museo del Oro de Asturias, the gold museum in Navelgas (Tineo), located in the old Casona Capalleja, enabling visitors to appreciate how gold mining activities have developed in the region of Asturias, together with information about the significance of this precious metal.

Visitors can also take part in a gold panning workshops. In turn, the Aula del Oro de Belmonte, in the capital of the council of Belmonte de Miranda, occupies the old prison building and is equipped with three rooms dedicated to explaining the prehistoric mining activity (gold, copper and lignite), Roman gold mining during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD and modern mining in the municipality.

Asturian Gold Museum
MOA Museo del Oro de Asturias
Barrio San Nicolás
33873 Navelgas
Spain
+34 (0) 985 - 806018
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Recommended duration of visit:1 Hours
Duration of a guided Tour:30 Minutes
Admission:Charge
Access for persons with disabilities:For details see website
Catering:
Visitor centre on site:yes

July to mid-September:
Tuesday - Saturday 11am-2pm, 4-8pm
Sunday 11am-2pm

mid-September to June:
Tuesday - Saturday 11am-2pm, 4-7pm
Sunday 11am-2pm

  • Guided tours optional
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