Regional Museum of Cucujães

Oliveira de Azeméis
Description

The Regional Museum of Cucujães, located in the building of the former “Escola Primária Progresso” (Progress Elementary School), was open on the 13th of July of 2002 and has a collection of great value. It collects implements of different traditional activities, regional costumes and even archaeological materials.

In this space the visitors can learn, a bit, how the life of their ancestors was or even remember the old days. After all, this is one of the goals of this museum: provide a tour through the past.

Besides the museum area, the Regional Museum of Cucujães promotes several cultural activities, especially the “Desfolhadas à Moda Antiga” and “Concertinas” , which bring together in Cucujães dozens of "concertinistas" of the region. In 2009 it was responsible for organizing a unique exhibition dedicated to the linen and the people who worked on it.

Here  started the “Grupo de Cantares do Museu Regional de Cucujães” and the  “Grupo de Bombos e Gigantones “Os Janizários”. Nowadays it   also promotes a School of “Concertinas”.

Opening-hours:

Saturday from 14.00pm to 17.00pm

Sunday from 10.00am to 12.00pm

Free entrance

Location: Oliveira de Azeméis
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