METAMORFOSE DE UM LUGAR: MUSEU DAS ALFÂNDEGAS | METAMORPHOSIS OF A PLACE: CUSTOMS HOUSE MUSEUM

In this small space devoted to the memory of the place - the history of the building, the transformations imposed on the land for its construction, the unique routines of customs clearance, the current role of customs and the renovation of the building for new functions are all illustrated through multiple objects that convey real stories and encourage the visitor to imagine and create others: record books, customs tariffs, typewriters and calculators, apprehended goods, smuggling strategies, scientific instruments used in analysing products and substances to ensure the population’s safety, symbolic furniture of the complex hierarchical structure typical of a public service, as well as illustrative records of the building’s renovation and some of the countless cultural, political and scientific events that have brought the Customs House back to life since 1993. Alongside the exhibition, the Customs House Museum Library has a collection of a wide range of documents on customs activity.


Exhibitions and events

COMUNICAR / COMMUNICATE

Permanent exhibition

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O MOTOR DA REPÚBLICA: OS CARROS DOS PRESIDENTES | THE ENGINE OF THE REPUBLIC: PRESIDENTIAL CARS

Permanent exhibition

Project developed in partnership with the Museum of the Presidency of the Republic which addresses the history of the 103 years of the Portuguese Republic, also illustrated through the history and...

Activities from this museum

Activities for families and groups.

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