Located in the historic centre of the city, the former Bank of Portugal building has housed the Costume Museum since 2004. Here you can appreciate the ethnographic wealth of the traditional costumes of Viana. The exhibits also include the tools used to produce the handmade garments, alongside the permanent exhibitions A lã e o linho no traje do Alto Minho (Wool and linen in Alto Minho garments), Traje à Vianesa (Viana’s traditional dress) and Oficina do Ouro (Gold Workshop).

The Costume Museum organises a great many temporary exhibitions on the theme of Viana’s traditional dress and ethnography.



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Founded: 2004
Category: Museums in Portugal

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Valeria L. M. A. Freundt (7 months ago)
Very interesting museum that provides its visitors the opportunity of exploring the Vianense culture, its history and folklore. A truly fascinating experience!
Paulo Leite (7 months ago)
The Museu do Traje (Costume Museum) in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, showcases traditional Portuguese costumes, textiles, and accessories. It aims to preserve and promote the cultural heritage associated with clothing in the region. The museum’s exhibits often include garments worn during festivals, ceremonies, and daily life, providing insight into the rich history and traditions of Viana do Castelo and the surrounding areas. If you’re interested in Portuguese culture and textiles, it’s a fascinating place to explore.
João Lourenço (11 months ago)
One of the best museums of its kind in Portugal, and the second best museum in the city of Viana do Castelo, it is really worth the visit especially because the price combined with the comparative arts museum is quite economical (€2.20 for a normal ticket for both in 2023). A fantastic museum, very worth it.
Klára Urbanová (13 months ago)
An amazing experience, definitely recommend visiting this sight!
Silvia Ninova (2 years ago)
Amazing museum for all age. My kids love it. It has all kinds of clothes topical for Portugal. You can see colourful traditional clothes during the years. There are unique exsebition from golden jewelleries. Interactive board for the kids and different tools, helping to melted and proceeded the whole process. The ticket cost 2 EUR and give permission to visit one more museum. It's not free during the weekend, although is written. Enjoy it
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