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Museo de la Sidra de Asturias


CIDER: FOR ASTURIANS SOMETHING MORE THAN A DRINK

Logotipo del Museo de la Sidra de NavaPlaced in the village of Nava, 30 kilometres from Oviedo, its main objective is to get people to know and to promote this drink characteristic of Asturias. The exhibition is far from the traditional idea of a museum with the exhibition of pieces ordered following thematic or typological criterion. The museum challenges visitors to take an active role. Thus through a surrounding exposing system, it aims to transmit all the possible information in relation to the production, the consumption and the history of the cider.

Press to make ciderThe visit is organised following the cycle of the cider, that is, from spring to spring or from the pollination to the consumption.

In a first section, using an active beehive as a resource to explain the pollination, the kinds of apples used in the elaboration of the cider are analysed and there is a recreation on how the fruit is classified to obtain the apple juice.

A second section displays the work necessary to obtain the apple juice. As a connecting line, a link between the different sections, the visitor uses a device that reproduces, using just one apple, the steps and the process that fit the yearly campaign of activity carried out in a llagar (ciderpress) or cider cellar.

Main entrance to the museumBeing a museum that reflects an activity in enlargement, the possibility of reconstructing the scenes of the cider are easy and many, in such a way that the scenes related to the llagar (ciderpress) or the cider cellar and the chigre (tavern) or bar are organised.

The traditional sports and the folklore are closely related with cider drinking. A virtual bowling alley and an electronic bagpipe are the references used to recreate the expressiveness and the ancient rhythms.

The museum also keeps graphic and documentary elements of the twentieth century related to the cider, being essential an important collection of champagned cider labels.





Plaza Príncipe de Asturias, s/n.
33520 Nava

www.museodelasidra.com
info@museodelasidra.com

Phone 985 717 422
Fax 985 717 419

Opening hours:
Winter
Tuesday to Friday:
11.00-14.00 and 16.00-19.00
Saturday
11.00-14.00 and 16.30-20.00
Sunday:
11.00-14.00
Summer
(June 15th to September 15th)
Tuesday to Saturday:
12.00-14.00 and 16.00-20.00
Sunday:
12.00-14.00 and 17.00-20.00
Monday closed

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The Network of Ethnographic Museums of Asturias was set up in 2001, at the request of the Regional Ministry for Culture and Tourism of the Principality of Asturias. The Network aims at coordinating the management of the collections, the dissemination, research and training in the existing museums of Asturias.

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