The Museum of the Shrine of Fatima was founded in 1955. With the permanent exhibitions of the Museum: Fatima Light and Peace, the House-Museum of Aljustrel and the temporary exhibitions, the Shrine of Fatima provides to the pilgrims and to other visitors an interpretation of physical testimonies, by using museological language related with the Message of Fatima, with the development of the Shrine itself and related with the dissemination of the cult of Our Lady of Fatima in the world.
Fatima Light and Peace
Under the name “Fatima Light and Peace”, The Shrine of Fatima shows the most important artworks of the museum in a permanent exhibition. It was founded in 1955 with the intention of preserve the memory of the apparitions and pilgrimages, which shaped the way of life in the surroundings of Cova de Iria at a very early stage.
Inaugurated in 2002, the permanent exhibition of the Museum of The Shrine of Fatima welcomes thousands of visitors a year who come across with an unique collection, of exceptional aesthetic, physical and anthropological quality comprised by the offers given by anonymous pilgrims and by the highest dignitaries of the Church and civil society to Our Lady of Fatima.
Tuesday to Saturday: 9 to 12am and 2:30 to 5:30pm (last entrance).
Sundays, religious holiday and national holiday: 9 to 12am and 2:30 to 4:30am (last admission).
Closes on Monday, on the 13th in the morning (from May to October); on the December 24 in the afternoon; on the December 25; on January 1st.
Inaugurated in 1992 with the purpose of showing the daily life of Aljustrel village at the time of the apparitions, the House-Museum of Aljustrel, adjacent to the family house of the seer Lucia, was once owned by the baptism godmother of this important character of the history of Fatima.
The thematic cycles, taken place in the House-Museum (cycle of occupations, cycle of bread, cycle of costumes and cycle of house), mainly displayed from the collection “Furniture, House and Labour”, bring the visitors back to the first decades of the twentieth century, scenario of the major events of history and of the Message of Fatima.
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