The New Museum

Modern, accessible, and with an original museographic project, the new Museum of Covilhã invites you to travel through time and through the city’s history.

The space where all the periods of territorial occupation are represented, promoting as well a reflection on the present and the future, was inaugurated on August 3. An informative and playful instrument which, including a variety of accessible and inclusive resources, teaches the history of Covilhã to the diversity of the population and visitors – locals and tourists, people with different physical and psychological conditions and of different ages.

For the Mayor of Covilhã, Vítor Pereira, “this museum is another important step in the ongoing revitalization process in the city’s historic centre”. The mayor highlights “the preservation of the historical heritage, of our DNA linked to woolen fabrics and making known the history of the municipality of Covilhã” as the main objectives of this new cultural space.

It should also be noted that this museological space has a room displaying five works from the Novo Banco painting collection. Artworks by five authors with a remarkable trajectory in the history of 20th-century painting: Eduardo Malta, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Arpad Szenes, Júlio Resende and Malangatana.The Museum of Covilhã, which can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, is located on Rua António Augusto de Aguiar, next to Praça do Município, in the historic building formerly headquarters of Banco Nacional Ultramarino and then Museum of Art and Culture.