The museum´s mission is to disseminate and study the regional identity of people from Alto Minho. In this museum one can admire the ethnographic traditions, in particular Viana do Castelo’s traditional costumes.
The museum has a permanent exhibition entitled “Wool and Linen in the Alto Minho’s Costume” set up by the etnographer Benjamin Pereira. It exhibits all the stages involved in the process of making a costume, since the planting of the flax, passing by its transformation into thread, then into cloth and ending in the embroiding of the costume with designs reflecting the surrounding nature.
In 2004, the Costume Museum was certified by the Portuguese Institute of Museums and became part of the Portuguese Museum Network.
Tuesday to Sunday:
10h00 – 13h00 | 14h00 – 18h00 (October to May)
10h00 – 13h00 | 15h00 – 19h00 (June to September)
Entrance fee: 2.00€