Asturian Museum of Mining and Industry

Asturias was one of the most important coal mining regions in Spain and the museum at El Entrego, 3 km south of Langreo, provides evidence of the role of the mining industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The museum is located in a spectacular series of colliery structures. A steel headstock bestrides a drum-shaped brick building erected over the top of the shaft, and is flanked by matching concrete buildings housing lamp- and changing-rooms and the pithead baths. Exhibits in a machinery hall include replicas of ancient wooden winding machines, steam engines and locomotives, and a display explaining the use of explosives in mining. A lift from the machinery hall is the starting point of a 40-minute tour that takes visitors through replica coal workings under the guidance of former miners.

Asturian Museum of Mining and Industry
Musea de la Minería y de la Industria de Asturias
El Trabanquin
33940 El Entrego
+34 (0) 985 - 663133

Recommended duration of visit:2 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:120 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:Available
Infrastructure for children:
Visitor centre on site:yes
Gift and book shop on site:yes

July to August:
Tuesday - Sunday 10am-8pm

September to June:
Tuesday - Sunday 10am-2pm, 4-7pm

  • Guided tours optional
  • Guided tours for children