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.

+
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.

+
TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

Donna Hartley Millinery. A touch of elegance

from 11th Ocotber 2020 to 2nd May 2021

“Donna Hartley Millinery. A touch of elegance ”is the new temporary exhibition at the Hat Museum. The Donna Hartley Millinery brand emerged in May 2015, born out of the deep friendship between a hat designer and a plastic artist. To Donna Hartley’s expertise in the traditional design and manufacture of hats and headdresses joins Joanne Jones’ creative exuberance and artistic view.

Donna Hartley Millinery pieces perfectly combine a delicate balance between chic Parisience style, Spanish extravagance and British refinement with a unique style for any occasion.

+
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.

+
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.

+