Batan - Museum
The city's textile industry. Crafts from the eighteenth century to the present day. Machinery from the ancient and medieval traditions el batán y el batanado.(the fulling mill and the fulled material) la percha y el perchado.(the hanger and the brushed wool) la cardencha o cardón. (the teasel)
Address: BATAN. PARQUE DOCTOR PEDRO ALONSO
Town: VAL DE SAN LORENZO
Arqueological Museum of Cacabelos
Situated in Cacabelos, the museum is housed in the Casa de la Cultura. It contains pieces from the Pre-Roman and Roman era (excavated from archaelogical sites including Castro Ventosa and La Edrada),the Middle Ages, Modern age and nineteenth century.
Ethnographic section which includes domestic tools made of wood, copper, iron and bronze.
Address: Ángel Basante, 15
Wild Fauna Worldwide´s Museum
Presentation of wild fauna worldwide, by means of photographs, documents etc.
1000 pieces may be encountered in the Museum.
The stuffed animals belong to Doctor Eduardo Romero, an expert hunter, who has travelled through most countries.
The collection includes:
American and European brown bears; bisons, zebras, elephants, hippopotami, does, bucks...
The museum building is rectangular in shape and has a courtyard in the centre. It was designed by the architect Begoña Gonzalo Orden.
The total surface area covers 3200m. Plans are being made to set up a fence which would allow animals which may be included in the museum in the future, to live in relative freedom.
Address: Ctra. Valdehuesa
Museum of el Bierzo
Carvings and other artworks from the 4th millennium b.c. Until today. Sharpened brass axes from the 4th millennium b.c. Spear tips from the bronze age. Roman denarii. Reproduction of the Peñalba cross. Traditional Bierzo constructions and dress. Bronze spear tips. Roman denarii.
Address: CARCEL REAL. RELOJ, 5
Old station of the MSP (Minero Siderúrgica de Ponferrada), the most important private mining company in Spain. The museum narrates the history of the company and of the Ponferrada Villablino line (passenger service up until 1980. It was the last company to have steam trains, including the Baldwin, series 1 10, the Krauss Engerth series 11 9 and 31 and the Tubize series 41 and 42. They also used broad-gauge trains numbered 51 to 55 consecutively, in Ponferrada and San Miguel de las Dueñas)
Different machinery since 1903, the oldest (number 22) is a common model in every engineering workshop.
Address: ANTIGUA ESTACION DE LA MSP. C/ VIA NUEVA, 7
Roman Museums of Astorga, Ergastula
Remains from the roman civilization of asturica augusta
The visit starts with an audiovisual presentation, after which you proceed to the permanent exhibition room dedicated to Luengo.
Address: MUSEO: PZA. DE SAN BARTOLOME, 1