Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo
The Maritime Museum of Ílhavo

Museum celebrating. Celebrations of the 80th Anniversary of the MMI

2017/08/04 a 2017/08/08
Museu fachada 1 772 2500 1 772 9999

On August 8, Ílhavo Maritime Museum celebrates its 80th anniversary. Maritime museum par excellence, of international size and prestige, was born as a local museum in 1937. The ethnographic vocation of the former "Ílhavos' Museum" included, from the begining, a maritime nature. The Friends of the Museum Group, its founder Américo Teles and its first director, Rocha Madail, were protagonists of this creative moment. The current museum lives for the community and for the public. It is a decisive tool in the development strategy of the Municipality of Ílhavo and in the promotion of the territory. It is the most visited municipal museum in the country, in 2016 registered 80 thousand visitors and in June this year reached its monthly record of audiences. The commemorative program of the 80th anniversary of the MMI is directed to the general public, from eight to eighty. From 4 to 8 August there are several and not to be missed activities offered: workshops, performances, special visits, the launch of a book, an exhibition and a concert. A tribute to Ilhavo captains expresses tribute museum to the Ilhavense community, that through time, marked generations and weave the local identity. A very daring temporary exhibition, composed of magnificent paintings, rare editions and other treasures, invokes the imaginary of maritime tragedy and its central place in Portuguese culture. This immaterial heritage that fuses the local identity with the national will have its magic moment in the concert of Filarmonia das Beiras, Sunday, the 6th. The repertoire is based on the unpublished work of Fernando Lopes Graça, Tragic-Maritime History.
Not to be missed. All aboard!

free entrance

August 4, Friday
21:30 Night at the Museum | Sleeping with the codfish
Suitable for children from 5 to 12 years old | Limited to 25 participants

August 5, Saturday
11:00 Gastronomy on board | Cooking workshop
With a cook of vessels of the cod fishing fleet
Limited to 12 participants

15:00 The worst storyteller of the seven seas | Tales of the Man of the Sea, with Rodolfo Castro
For families | Limited to 30 participants

17:00 Sailors and Shipwrecks | Performance Radar 360
free entry

18:30 Opening of the Temporary Exhibition: Tragic Maritime History
free entry

21:30 The worst storyteller of the seven seas | Tales of the Man of the Sea, with Rodolfo Castro
Limited to 30 participants | Indicated for people over 16 years old

August 6, Sunday
15:00 From 8 to 80 | Diver for a day
Limited to 50 participants

22:00 Orchestra Filarmonia das Beiras | Tragic Maritime History
Concert 80th Anniversary of the Museum
free entry

August 7, Monday
10:30 + 15:30 Special visit to the Museum stocks
Limited to 15 participants

August, Tuesday
10:30 + 15:30 From the beach to the aquarium | Special visit
Limited to the capacity of the bus

17:30 Commemorative Session
Launch of the book "Biography of the Captains of Ílhavo", by Ana Maria Lopes