Baçal Abbot Museum
Location 41.8057678 | -6.7532183,17
Rua Abilio Lot, 27 | 5300-011 Bragança
Useful Information
ScheduleTuesday to Friday from 09.30 to 17.30 hours Saturday and Sunday 09.30 to 18.00 hours. Closed to the public on the 2nd, and on holidays from January 1, Easter Sunday, 1 May and 25 December.
PriceNormal ticket: 3 €

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The museum was created by decree law in 13th November 1915 under the designation of Regional Museum of Works of Art, Numismatic and Archaeological Parts of Bragança. In 1935, date of retirement of Baçal Abbot, passes its name to Baçal Abbot Museum, in honour to the scholar, researcher and also Director of the Museum between 1925 and 1935.

It was coated of great importance to the Museum the action of Dr. Raul Teixeira, Director of the Museum between 1935 and 1955. Major driver of the region’s culture and defender of his heritage, played a decisive role in the projection of the institution and in raising significant part of his collection through the excellent relations he had with the cultural and artistic circles of that time. The main collections that integrate the Museum’s collection are Archaeology, Epigraphy, Sacred Art, Painting, Jewellery, Numismatic, Furniture and Ethnography. The collection of the museum, has been gradually enriched through donations, legacies and acquisitions.

    Public Services provided:


    Reception and forwarding of visitors;

    Guided tours to organized groups;


    Coffee shop;

    Permanent exhibition;
    Rooms for temporary expositions;

    Providing rooms for events;

    Educational Service:

    School and associations: contact with the Museum Collection, promoting knowledge and connection with the same.

    Organisation of educational exhibitions; workshops; leisure activities; guided tours; production of teaching materials from the Museum’s collection and its relationship with the curricular content; training activities aimed at teachers.

    Documentation Centre:


    Specialized documentary background in art history, with monographs, serials, exhibition catalogues and collections, and academic dissertations.


    Ramp for wheelchair and elevator.

    Useful information


    Tuesday to Friday 09.30 to 17.30 Saturday and Sunday 09.30 to 18.00 hours. Closed to the public the 2nd Monday and holidays on 1 January, Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th.