International Museums Day

Free admission Saturday 18th May

The Museums sponsored by the Regional Government, through the Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture, will tomorrow mark Saturday May 18 as the International Day of Museums and, on 19 May, the European Museum Night. In addition to free admission throughout Saturday, there will be guided tours, creative workshops and many other activities aimed at various audiences. “An excellent opportunity for all residents and visitors to better know or rediscover our Museums in a joint celebration that simultaneously contributes to the greater appreciation and projection of a unique heritage,” according to the Regional Secretary for Tourism and Culture, Paula Cabaço.

The published program is as follows:


10h00 -17h30 Opening of the museum in extended hours, with free admission. The re-opening of this museum was featured here last December

11h00 -12h00 Guided tour of the museum’s collections.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Educational Workshop – “The Everyday Life of the 19th and 21st Centuries – similarities and differences”. Activity subject to registration, intended for families (children from 06 to 10 years old accompanied by adult).

15h30-16h30 Guided tour of the museum’s collections.

19h00 – 24h00 Reopening of the museum with free admission.

19h30 – 19h45 Musical moment, directed to the general public with Filipe Teixeira – Bagpipes (Anglo-Saxon Music and Iberian Music).

20h00 – 20h50 Concert “From Madeira to Hawaii – a musical journey! “. Ancient Music, Baroque Music and Music of the Madeiran Musical Tradition, thus covering a sonorous spectrum of the century. XVI to the century XIX. Musicians: Vítor Sardinha (Rajão), Sandra Sá (Viola d’Arco) and Lino Rodrigues (Baroque flute and Transverse flute).

21h00 – 21h50 Guided tour of museum collections / Visit – game – “Everyday Life of the 19th and 21st Centuries – similarities and differences”, activity directed at children (06 to 12 years old).

22h00 – 22h50 Concert – “The Colors of My Rajaj”, performed in the first part by Vítor Sardinha (Rajão and Rajão Dobrado), Miguel Marques (Contrabass) and António Barbosa (Bateria Jazz) followed by another moment of songs with Sofia Almeida , accompanied by the previous instrumentalists to whom Sandra Sá (viola d’arco) and Lino Rodrigues (Transverse Flute) join. The repertoire executed will be of the century. XX (Jazz Standards, Film Music, Radio and Anglo-American Music) in an approach that goes from the 1920s to the 1970s.

23h00 – 23h50 Guided tour of the museum’s collections.



10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Opening of the museum in extended hours, with free admission.

11h00, 12h00, 15h00, 16h30 and 19h30 Guided visits to Casa da Calçada “Thousand and One Collections” / Guided visits to the House of Azulejos “Shines and Harmonies”.

18h00 “Time to sit” – Conversation complemented by guided thematic visit, designed to introduce and explore the collection associated with the chairs of the Frederico de Freitas collection. The purpose is to tell the story of the chair, talk about its evolution and highlight the different styles, materials and origins. By prior enrollment in the Museum Educational Service.



Free entrance

10h00 – 12h30 WORKSHOP “Pombinhas do Espírito Santo – Ensuring the future of tradition”, aimed at the general public, promoted by the Educational Services, which will allow youngsters to learn the gestures and techniques with the artisan Gorete Barros, a native of the parish of Campanário , Ribeira Brava county, one of the last owners of a “know-how, unique: the design of” POMBINHAS DO ESPÍRITO SANTO “in marzipan. In order to safeguard our intangible heritage and our Cultural Identity. Registration until the 15th of May.

14H30 and 15H30 Guided visits to the exhibition space of the museum.

17H30 Closing of the museum.



10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Opening of the museum in extended hours, with free admission.

10h15 – 12h15 Creative Workshop of plastic expression by the educational service team of MUDAS. Museum (free activity).

3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Guided Visits.


May 19th

2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Opening of the museum in extended hours, with free admission.

15h30, 17h00 and 21h00 Guided Visits.

18.00 Concert by the Classical Orchestra of Madeira.



15H00 – 24H00 Opening hours, with free admission.

Guided visits to the permanent collection every hour and the first visit at 3:00 p.m. and the last visit at 11:00 p.m. Maximum limit of 20 people per visit;

16H00 – 19H00 The 5 o’clock tea in the Petit Plaisir tea house.



10h00 -17h30 Opening hours, with free admission.

15h30-16h00 / 16h45-17h15 Solo concert by Jéssica Sá- (Harpa), one of the youngest harp players in the country, with a repertoire that includes Music from the Classical Period to the Contemporary Period. The performance will take an interval of 45 minutes;

16h00-16h45 Guided tour of the collections, guided by the Director of Museums and Cultural Heritage Services, Francisco Clode;

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reopening to the public, with free admission, in long hours with free and / or guided visits.

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