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5 museums to visit with children in Asturias

By 10 January, 2018February 3rd, 2024No Comments

When someone thinks of Asturias, they always think of its landscapes, its gastronomy, the Princess of Asturias Awards, the Descent of the Sella…

But Asturias is much more. Among the many attractions it can boast of are its museums, which are as numerous as they are varied. Today we want to focus on some of the ones that may be more attractive if you are traveling with children.

Asturias is a very good destination for family tourism. As we know that sometimes travelling with children can be difficult to entertain and surprise the little ones, we wanted to make it easy for you. So take a deep breath, take a seat, and most of all, take note. Started…

1. Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA)

Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA)

It is located in the municipality of Colunga, about 45 minutes by car from our Aparthotel.

The MUJA surprises even before it crosses its doors. The structure of its building, in the shape of a tridactyl footprint, the impressive replicas of dinosaurs that will welcome you and its privileged location, which offers fantastic landscapes, are the prelude to what awaits you inside.

Once inside, in addition to getting to know the magnificent permanent exhibition and the temporary exhibitions that you can count on at the time of your visit, your children will be able to take part in a workshop in which they will become paleontologists for a day. The workshops are aimed at children from 4 to 11 years old.

In addition, the museum has a shop, cafeteria, garden and play area.


2. Teverga Prehistoric Park

Teverga Prehistory Park

As in the previous case, it will take you about 45 minutes to get there by car from our Aparthotel.

The facilities of the Prehistory Park have an outdoor enclosure where you will find specimens of species in danger of extinction and in the process of recovery, such as the European bison, the Przewalski horses or the aurochs of Heck, some of the protagonist species of Palaeolithic rock art.

On the other hand, there are three buildings dedicated to the visitor reception area, gallery and cave of caves. It’s the latter that you’ll probably find most impressive. An almost magical place where the interior of a cave is recreated and where sets of cave art existing in the caves of Tito Bustillo, Candamo (both in Asturias) and Niaux (in France) are reproduced.

The Prehistory Park also offers workshops for children from 4 years old, for families and for individual audiences.

Don’t doubt that children (and adults) will enjoy all this, but if that wasn’t enough, you should know that there is also a picnic area and children’s area.


3. Fernando Alonso Museum & Circuit

Fernando Alonso Museum & Circuit

In the municipality of Llanera, just 15 minutes from Oviedo, we find a very different museum, dedicated to one of the best-known Asturians in the world: the two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso.

Fernando Alonso got into his first car when he was just three years old. The car had been made for him by his father, with the pedals adapted so that he could reach them.

In 2005, Alonso achieved Formula 1 glory. He was the first Spaniard to win a Grand Prix, the champion with the most points in history and the youngest to win the championship. The following year came the second: Fernando Alonso had already etched his name in the history of F1.

The museum is located in Llanera, about 10 minutes by car from our aparthotel, and in it you can see all the cars with which the driver from Oviedo has competed, as well as his competition teams and trophies. Formula 1 lovers And fans of the Asturian driver will have a great time in its facilities, where they will find more than 270 unique pieces: his first karts, his single-seaters, trophies, helmets, overalls… It is a unique opportunity to get closer to this world and learn about the trajectory of the two-time world champion since his beginnings when he was only 3 years old.

In addition to the museum itself, you’ll find a go-kart circuit where several of Fernando Alonso’s favourite corners have been replicated. We recommend that you find out about the circuit and its booking conditions before making your visit.


4. Museum of Mining and Industry (MUMI)

Museum of Mining and Industry

Just 30 minutes from our Aparthotel, you will find one of the most curious museums in the region; the second most visited museum in Asturias after the MUJA.

The MUMI stands on the grounds of the rubbish heap of the old San Vicente Mine. It has 2 floors where you can learn about the history of mining and see old locomotives, salvage trucks, rigging or mineral collections that children will love.

But what they’ll really enjoy is access to the image mine, a full-scale replica of an old mine. Located 600 meters underground, it is accessed by a hydraulic elevator called a “cage” that will be very exciting. Be careful, because access with child seats is not allowed in the image mine.


5. Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias

Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias

For our last recommendation you won’t need to leave the city, as the museum is located in the old town, in front of the imposing Cathedral of Oviedo. It will be a pleasant 10-minute walk and we assure you that it will be worth it.

The Museum of Fine Arts stands out for its extensive and invaluable collection: more than 15,000 pieces of painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving, photography… spanning from the 14th to the 21st century and including artists such as Dalí, Sorolla, Picasso and Goya.

But also for its educational program, through which it tries to bring art closer to the youngest.

Throughout the year they organize workshops for children (4-12 years old), young people (13-16 years old) and families, as well as other activities such as conferences or film series.

And one last piece of good news: admission to the museum and its activities are free. Do you need more reasons to visit?



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