Notice of change in opening hours

The Quinta das Cruzes Museum will be temporarily closed to the public on Sundays, starting next Sunday, 31st March. The museum will be open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday on its regular timetable, from 10h00 a.m to 12h30 p.m and from 14h00 p.m to 17h30 p.m. We thank you for understanding and we’re sorry for any inconvenience.
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Concert ‘Antiqua’ by the group Dolcemente

The Quinta das Cruzes Museum hosts next Saturday, January 19, the show “Antiqua” which consists of a music concert from an old chamber music by the group Dolcemente, that will interpret medieval and Baroque themes. The event is free and will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is an initiative of the Regional Education Secretariat, through the Directorate of Arts Education and Multimedia Services of the Regional Directorate of Education. Facebook event page
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Reopening of the Museum and Rooms 1 and 2 to the Public

After a temporary closure of almost 6 months, due to structural consolidation of the main building, the Quinta das Cruzes Museum reopens to the public in its normal working hours, starting next Friday, December the 7th. We also inform that the normal circuit of the permanent exhibition is re-established with the reopening of exhibition rooms 1 and 2, on the first floor of the main building, and will also feature some new art pieces purchased by the Regional Government in the last two years . The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and ...
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Temporary Closing of the Museum

We inform that due to the structural consolidation of the south corps of the main building, namely the arches of the XVII century, the Quinta das Cruzes Museum and gardens will be closed to the public, from 20th June. The date of reopening to the public will be announced in advance. Sorry for the inconvenience and we thank you for understanding.
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European Museum Night at MQC | 2018 Edition

Last Saturday, May 19, the Quinta das Cruzes Museum associated itself with the celebrations of the 14th edition of the European Museum Night with free admission, at night, from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. On this evening, in addition to the free tickets, the Quinta das Cruzes Museum offered visitors a diverse program that included the a concert of the Orquestrofone, a mechanical musical instrument from 1900 that is exposed, in its own structure, in the gardens, game tours for the children and young people, two guided tours for the adults and a musical performance of Fatum, Fado Group of the Academic ...
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International Museum Day at MQC | 2018 Edition

As part of the International Museum Day celebrations (May 18), this year’s theme was “Hyperconnected Museums – New Approaches, New Audiences”, the Quinta das Cruzes Museum aims to raise awareness among young and adult audiences of the importance to recognize the work of art as a point of origin for the creation of connections with other realities, whether they are the result of the Past or the Present and in what way these connections contribute, today, to our cultural identity. It was in this context that a thematic tour with the theme “An object, multiple realities” was made for the ...
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14th Edition of the European Museum Night (EMN 2018)

The European Museum Night, an initiative set up by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2005, is being held on 19 May, where museums from all over Europe open doors and provide visitors with attractive experiences outside of the usual offer. As in previous years, and for the 12th consecutive year, the Quinta das Cruzes Museum participates in this event, offering a broad operating schedule and a series of events to the general public. This event counts on the participation of more than 1300 museums including 6 national museums. The interactive map of participants can be found at ...
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International Museum Day 2018

“Hyperconnected museums: new approaches, new audiences” was the theme chosen by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) – Portugal. The theme is chosen annually by this board and this year they wanted to point out the multiple forms of communication today, such as face-to-face, e-mail, instant messaging, telephone or Internet, the hyperconnectivity. In the context of these celebrations, the Quinta das Cruzes Museum intends to point out the importance of recognizing the work of art as a point of origin for the creation of connections with other realities, whether they are the fruit of the Past or the Present and ...
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Visit of the World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM)

The Quinta das Cruzes Museum received on May 11 at 6:00 pm, the participants of the General Assembly of the World Federation of Museum Friends (WFFM), which met in the city of Funchal from May 10 to 13. On this occasion, a guided tour to the museum’s collections was held, as well as a visit to the gardens with the presentation and listening of the “Orquestrofone“. It should be noted that this General Assembly was marked by the signing of the “Funchal Declaration”, held between the presidents of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-Europa), Luis Raposo, and WFFM, Ekkehard Nümann. ...
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April 18 | International Day of Monuments and Sites

The Quinta das Cruzes Museum associated itself with the celebrations of the International Day of Monuments and Sites with actions that were integrated into the theme proposed by the Directorate General of Cultural Heritage, in collaboration with ICOMOS Portugal: “Cultural Heritage: from generation to generation”. On this commemorative day, in addition to the continuous opening of the museum and with free admissions, the Quinta das Cruzes Museum made available a program of activities aimed at children and young adults. During the morning a guided tour was held to the general public under the theme “Memories of a Place | A ...
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