The Castro Daire Municipal Museum is located in the urban center of Castro Daire village, in one of the most emblematic buildings in its history,
known as the Casa da Cerca. This property, of baroque style, was built in the 18th century by D. Manuel de Vasconcelos Pereira, born of Castro Daire and Bishop of Lamego.
Inaugurated in 1993, the Castro Daire Municipal Museum aims to preserve and publicize the county's historical and cultural heritage.
Your collection is divided into four major areas: Agricultural implement, Traditional Arts and Traditional Typography.
Of the vast archaeological heritage of the county, which proves its long human occupation, are in permanent exhibition, two millstones (dormant) belonging to manual mills.
Although exact dating is unknown, it typologically points to the Iron Age or Roman period (Vasconcelos, 1933).
The traditional agricultural implement was used in the various works carried out by men and women of this territory.
In the agricultural implement nucleus are objects that are divided according to their function.
Traditional handicrafts represent a central point in the exhibition, having an important historical and cultural value.
Are exhibited pieces related to Basketry; Clog; Tin Shop; Doorbells and Rattles; Flax cycle; Burel; Black Pottery and Traditional Clothing.
The nucleus dedicated to Traditional Typography is formed by artifacts from the first typography that existed in the municipality of Castro Daire.
Founded in the nineteenth century, it was in this typography where newspapers were printed.
Rua Dr. Lacerda Pinto, 3600-298 Castro Daire Portugal
Monday to Friday of 9 am to 17 pm. Weekends and Holidays by appointment