Museums, Monuments and National Palaces open only in the morning during the weekend

The opening hours of Museums, Monuments and National Palaces, on weekends, will be between 10 am and 1 pm, announced this Tuesday, the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage. In return, admission is free.

The Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC), which oversees 156 museums in the Portuguese Museum Network, justifies this new timetable with the “confinement rules in force”, which limit the circulation of the Portuguese.

Some museums in Lisbon and Porto have also decided to reduce the schedule or close it entirely, in the coming weekends, in response to the new confinement rules, in force until November 23.

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), in Belém, Lisbon, opted to close entirely in the next two weekends, but during the week it keeps the daily schedule of 11 am to 7 pm, indicated EDP Foundation source.

The Gulbenkian Museum, for the next two weekends, will be open from 9:30 am to 12 pm, instead of the usual 10 am/6 pm, also indicated a source from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The temporary exhibitions “Esculturas Infinitas” and “René Lalique and the Glass Age” can be seen during the same time.

As for the Berardo Collection Museum, in Belém, it will close on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm, with last entry at 12:30 pm. The activities for adults and families, planned for these weekends, will be carried out at new times indicated on the museum’s online site.

The Money Museum will also be closed to the public on the weekends of 14 and 15 and from 21 and 22 of November but will remain open from Wednesday to Friday, between 10 am and 6 pm.

In Porto, the park and Museum of Contemporary Art of the Serralves Foundation will also only be open during the morning, on the weekends of the confinement.

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