Peniche Museum opened in 1984 inside the Peniche Fort, being its mission the promotion of both local history and legacy.
The Peniche Museum is definitely the best place for you to visit if you want to know more about Peniche’s social, economic and artistic history.
Being a place to celebrate Peniche and its inhabitants and activities, you can find and discover an important collection of elements about local memoires and you can also take a close look to the local renowned characters.
The Peniche Museum gives you a close look to some the local main historical activities such as fishing, shipbuilding, Bobbin Lace but it gives you also a look to the anti-fascist resistance because of the Peniche Fort usage as a political prison during the Estado Novo or the “New State” (1933-1974) dictatorship.
Diversity and more…
It gives also a special attention to Paulino Montês work, a local architect that made some relevant work not only in Peniche but also in neighbor places such as Caldas da Rainha and Foz do Arelho, and more.
Due to its diversity, the Peniche Museum is the place you need to visit if you want to know more about Peniche.
Because it is housed inside Peniche Fort you combine the richness of the visit to the museum with the unique features the view from the rooftop of the Fort can provide.
But that’s not all as you you’ll notice that the Fort itself played an important role and is itself a unique heritage sigh with connections to Portugal’s history, mainly the Portuguese Restoration War against Spanish domination and both Estado Novo (1933-1974) and Carnation Revolution (1974) and for all those reasons it is a very important place for the local community because of those special episodes e many other more that only the community know.
For all this reasons you cannot miss a visit to both, the Museum and Fort.