Do you know that tomorrow is the International Museum Day? Since 1977 this day has been celebrated almost everywhere in the world with free entrance in the museums. This Saturday, 21st of May will be also reserved for many activities in museums and monuments with free entrance, during the night. It is the European Museum Night. Shall we go?
Tomorrow is the celebration of the International Museum Day, celebrated almost everywhere in the world. In Portugal from north to south the day will offer free entrance to many museums and palaces with a vast list of activities from guiding visits, workshops, theatre and musical performances. The theme this year is ”Museums and Cultural Landscapes”, to ”promote the idea of a museum as a territorial centre from an active projection of the cultural landscape”, in a way to raise awareness for the ”intervening role which may play on the conservation and appreciation of this patrimonial universe.” (DGPC)
The European Night Museum, created by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, will be this Saturday, 21st of May. A unique opportunity in visiting the museums at night. Here follows some suggestions.
Papel Moeda Museum
Contact – Phone: 226 101 189 E-mail: servicoeducativo@facm .pt
”Recital Classic Meets Africa”
“Classic meets Africa” is a platform with two paddles – Classical Music and African Dancing – which serves the meeting and the exchange between distant artists and the cultural enrichment.
21st of may at 9 p.m.
Free entrance – Limited to the room capacity
Porto Military Museum
Contact – Phone: 225 365 514 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org cito.pt
The participants are invited to do a circuit/treasure hunt game, among several adherent museums, and to solve the challenges which are proposed in each museum.
18th of May – 10:00 am and 02:00 pm
Free activity with the enrolling of the first musem where the participant initiates the activity.
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves
”Visit to the architectural spaces”
Álvaro Siza’s work in the starting point for an experience which relates the museum’s architecture with the Serralve house’s architecture, revealing a bit the place’s history.
Contacts: Mobile Phone: 939 521 216 Email:email@example.com
The Air Defence as never seen. The visitors will be able to get in a F-16 and being in contact with pilots, mechanics and other members of the team. They will also watch an exhibition of other necessary equipments to the Air Defence.
18th of May from 10:00 am to 5 pm/21st of May from 10:00 am to Midnight
Machado de Castro Museum
Contact: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Musical Landscapes’ Presentation|Fado and Ballads in Coimbra’s Landscapes
18th May at 6 pm
”Beyond the window”
21st of May at 9 pm
Shadow Theatre – Aeminium’s Cryptoporticus
21st of May at 9 pm
And in Lisbon…
São Jorge’s Castle
”One night in the Castle – Night Museum”
A series of activities will animate São Jorge’s castle with dancing with History from the time of Gil Vicente, Arts of Battle with spears, Royal Parade at midnight and many other suggestions.
21st of May at 8:30 pm
Tile National Museum
Contact: Phone: 218 100 340 E-mail: servicoseducativos@mn azulejo.dgpc.pt
‘‘Handmade Soap Workshop”
Learning how to make handmade soaps.
21st of May at 6 pm (it works with a service ticket, previous booking not necessary)
”Painting a Tile”
A museum dedicated to tile is an ideal place to paint your own tile. The tile is cooked inside a special cook. Let’s get surprised with the colours and final glow! (it works with a service ticket, previous booking not necessary)
21st of May at 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm
“Guiding visit to the Tile National Museum and Madre Deus Convent”
Tile is part of the national identity. Its history is also part of Portugal’s history. A travel in time, made in five centuries. A story telling among the walls of one of the most beautiful convents in Portugal: Madre Deus convent.
21st of May at 7:00 pm
National Coach Museum
Contact: gsantabarbara@mncoc hes.dgpc.pt
”Royal Ride in Belém”
A ride by cart horse in Belém departing from the National Coach Museum (new building).
18th of May from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Complete Programme here.