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Alcoutim Castle with reduced hours on the weekend

From October 30th to November 1st, Alcoutim Castle is open to the public from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

We thank you for your understanding and invite you to visit other centers of the Alcoutim Municipal Museum.

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River Museum closed for vacation

From October 22nd to November 4th, the River Museum is closed to the public.

We thank you for your understanding and invite you to get to know the other centers of the Alcoutim Municipal Museum.

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“Backwards Archaeology – a look into the future” by the artist Charlie Holt

The Alcoutim’s Municipal Museum, with other museums in the Algarve, welcomes the project “Backwards Archeology – a look into the future”, by the artist Charlie Holt, from July 1 till December 31, 2020.

An initiative integrated in the programming of the River’s Museum 25 years celebrations, the Alcoutim’s Municipal Museum receives 47 objects that “hides” among the patrimonial objects of three spaces; Alcoutim’s Castle and Casa dos Condes, in Alcoutim, and Blacksmith House, in Pereiro, surprising and encouraging visitors to find them and to dare to observe and question the fossils of the future.

In the project “Backwards Archaeology – a look into the future”, Charlie Holt surprises us and encourages us to participate “in a treasure hunt” making up technological fossils, placed on several museums and heritage spaces of the Algarve. They are objects that may be discovered by archaeologists and geologists in the years to come putting ourselves the challenge to look at the issues of what you create, choose and valuate in the contemporary world.

The project and all the actions developed can be consulted on the links:


Charlie Holt (@backwardsarchaeology) • Instagram photos and videos.

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Alcoutim’s Municipal Museum celebrates 25 years

In 2020 the River Museum, Main Museum of Alcoutim’s Municipal Museum, has celebrated 25 years of activity and the celebrations have been developed in the biennium 2020-2021.

Rethinking the museum and its work in the community is the theme for marking its journey, at a time of great social, cultural, political and consequently personal changes are being set.

The museum is in the middle of an upgrading process which, in addition to projects on conserving the buildings, renewing services, and improving its collections, aims to carry out various activities including the launch of the museum’s new image, with the creation of the logo and the website, and implementing an art project by the Satori Artistic Association.

In collaboration with a certain number of Algarve museums, Alcoutim’s Municipal Museum participates in the project O MAR (The Sea) by the Algarve Museums Network, with the production of the outdoor and travelling exhibition “A Colónia Balnear Infantil de Alcoutim (1959-1962)” (The Alcoutim’s Children’s Bathing Colony (1959-1962)).

Ilustrar com banner dos 25 anos do museu (retirar do slide show da home page).

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Museum New Visual Identity

“The future of museums: recover and reimagine” is the theme announced by ICOM for the 2021 edition of the International Museum Day, celebrated on the 18th of May.

The Alcoutim Municipal Museum celebrates this day with the disclosure of its new visual identity and the launch of its WEB site on social networks.

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Exhibition “Transcendence and Transformation”

HELLUX Paintings

Casa dos Condes, Alcoutim

From Monday to Friday

9 am – 6 pm