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Museu da Pedra de Cantanhede

Cantanhede

Presentation
This museum?s main collection addresses the theme of stone in all its varied perspectives and consists of archaeological artefacts collected from diggings from prehistoric and Roman sites, in the municipality.

Specific characteristics

Guided tours, general and thematic, for schools and other groups.
Recreational and pedagogical activities in ?Live Museum? room and in the ?Recreational pedagogical room? of the Museum.

Preservation State

The Museum lies in a restored building of the 18th century and, to define methodologies and strategies for this project, some experts from several domains (museum curators, archaeologists, historians, geologists, palaeontologists, architects, engineers, designers and sculptors) were invited to contribute towards the selection, collection, study, inventory, enhancement and preservation of the collections.

Notes

This museum consists of archaeological artefacts collected from diggings from prehistoric and Roman sites, in the municipality. It holds paleontological findings from the local stone quarries, ornaments made from "pedra de Ançã?, religious statuary from churches and chapels from the city and the tools used in their construction. The temporary exhibitions are also very important as they allow visitors to come into contact with contemporary sculptural production.
Contacts
Museu da Pedra de Cantanhede
Largo Cândido dos Reis, n.º 4
3060 Cantanhede
Telefone: 231423730
Fax: 231423732
E-mail: museudapedra@cm-cantanhede.pt
Web: www.cm-cantanhede.pt/museudapedra
Coordinates: N: 40º20'48, W: 8º35'29
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