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Soledade Malvar House-Museum

Avenida 25 de Abril, 104
4760-101 Vila Nova de Famalicão

T: +351 252 318 091

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Friday:
10:00 am to 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm

Closed on Mondays, Weekends and holidays

Free Admission

Soledade Malvar House-Museum is the result of a donation of the art collection of Maria da Soledade Malvar, a local antiquarian, to the Municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicão. The idea of giving to the people, as she liked to affirm, the fruit of her work accompanied her for many years. The combination of several factors allowed this wish to be consummated in 1998, through an agreement with the Municipality. It was inaugurated on September 29, 2002.
This House-Museum was once home of Soledade Malvar and its antiques selling space, called Bric-à-Brac. Designed by the architect Eduardo Martins, the property was built between 1955 and 1957 by engineer António Pinheiro Braga.
The Museum’s collection consists of antiques that Soledade Malvar has been collecting throughout its nearly 100 years of life, where jewelry, faïence and paintings coexist in perfect harmony with the furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries.
On the building’s ground floor, there is a gallery to host temporary exhibitions.

To create opportunities for people to meet, discuss and share experiences, based on Maria da Soledade Ramos Malvar Osorio’s affective relationship with the local community, the city of Vila Nova de Famalicão and its inhabitants.

1. To disseminate knowledge about Soledade Malvar’s work as a collector through the museum’s collection;
2. To provide, in an organised and coherent manner, regular and inclusive public access to the Soledade Malvar House Museum collection;
3. To ensure the future safeguarding of Soledade Malvar’s material and immaterial legacy;
4. To promote Soledad Malvar’s legacy;
5. To ensure access – physical, social and intellectual – to the museum’s collection and programming.

Inspiring words
Altruism – Meeting – Sharing – Knowledge – Dedication