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Camilo House – Museum. Study Centre

Opening hours:

Tuesday - Friday:
10:00 pm – 5:00 pm

10:30 pm – 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Closed on Mondays and holidays

Study Centre
Segunda - Sexta:
10:00 pm - 5h30 pm

2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free Admission

The House-Museum of Camilo was built in the beginning of the 19th century by Manuel Pinheiro Alves, a Brazilian traveller. After his death in 1863, Camilo Castelo Branco came to settle in the mansion of Seide with Ana Plácido at the end of that year, and remained there with a certain regularity. There he wrote most of his works and committed suicide on June 1, 1890.

The house suffered a fire in 1915. It was then rebuilt to open to the public as the "Camiliano Museum" in 1922.
At the end of the 1940s, the house was restored to its original design and was inaugurated by Professor Marcelo Caetano in 1958, renaming it the "House-Museum Camilian".

The House-Museum reveals furniture that belonged to Camilo Castelo Branco and the nuclear family; utensils for personal use; more than 3500 volumes of active bibliography (consisting of editions of originals, forewords and translations) and passive bibliography (very extensive and with a wide range of themes, ranging from biographical or bio-bibliographical aspects to fruitful studies of literary exegesis); 787 works belonging to the writer's private library; letters, from and to Camillo; press cuttings with a Camillian content; a hundred periodical copies in which Camillo collaborated or was director; and approximately 1000 pieces of diverse iconography: sculpture, painting, among others.

To enhance and promote Camilo Castelo Branco’s heritage, literacy and knowledge.

1. Research: in cooperation with other organisations, to expand and deepen the identification, research, preservation and dissemination of Camilo Castelo Branco’s heritage;
2. Museology: to continue to pursue a suitable collection management policy;
3. Documentation and information: to further develop and refine the management of its book collection, by promoting access and suggesting associated research options;
4. Cultural action: to promote, regularly and systematically, inclusive and diversified activities that target different audiences and communities;
5: Promotion: to develop strategies for attracting visitors and to offer welcome services and conditions that are a benchmark in the worlds of tourism, culture and education.

Inspiring words
Commitment – Efficiency – Quality

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