MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

The Hat Museum has various exhibitions about the wonderful world of hats. Visit our long term exhibitions and feel yourself inspired by this amazing universe. 
Don’t forget, also, to visit our temporary exhibitions that, periodically, features new themes to reflect.
We are waiting for you!

LONG TERM EXHIBITION

LONG TERM EXHIBITION

From the fur to the Hat! This is the magic world of the “Black Nails”.
Divided into seven different areas and distributed by 3 floors, this exhibition shows the long and entangled history of the production of a hat. Machines, tools, raw materials and several testimonies from former hatters will help you understand how a hat is made.

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EXHIBITIONS OF SOCIAL USES

EXHIBITIONS OF SOCIAL USES

The exhibitions of Social Uses are entirely dedicated to the hats, the fashion accessory that is able to speak about so many cultural, social, identity and economic questions.
The challenge of the temporary exhibitions shown in this area, is help understand the History and small stories hidden in the hats of the museum collection and the stories about the people who wear them.

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NEW LONG TERM EXHIBITION

NEW LONG TERM EXHIBITION

Commendator António José de Oliveira Júnior. The visionary entrepreneur.

Know the history of the founder of Empresa Industrial de Chapelaria who, in 1914, transformed this industry.

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NEW LONG TERM EXHIBITION

NEW LONG TERM EXHIBITION

Manoel Vieira Araújo. The man and the entrepreneur

The life and the work of the Mayor who founded Viarco, the only Portuguese pencil factory.

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PRESENT TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION

HATS MADE IN S. JOÃO DA MADEIRA

Until 22 January 2020

Throughout the 20th century, many were the hat factories that settled in S. João da Madeira, producing, for every corner of the world, hundreds of felt and straw hats that took away the name of S. João da Madeira.
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TEMPORARY EXHIBITION

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION

MARIANNE JONGKIND. 55 YEARS OF HAT COUTURE

11th October to 03rd may 2020

Owner of a very peculiar style, Marianne Jongkind stands out for the use of elegant lines and eccentric voluminous and almost geometric shapes that refer to one of her favorite sources of inspiration: architecture. "Marianne Jongkind. 55 Years of Hat Couture"  is thus the starting point for the construction of a unique biographical exhibition that will be presented for the first time at the Hat Museum and in Portugal.
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