The Museum’s Mission and Programme

Portimão Museum acts as a permanent observatory, and as a venue for cultural mediation, to research, conserve, interpret, publicise and enrich the most important tangible and intangible evidence of the history, heritage, land, memory and identity of the local and regional community, in its interaction with the world.

The Museum’s programme is based on four main objectives:

  1. Rehabilitation of industrial and cultural heritage;
  2. Enrichment of the relationship between the city and the river;
  3. Interpretation and strengthening of the historical, territorial and social evolution of the community;
  4. Encouragement of the creation of new audiences, by developing a quality cultural offering.