The Bread Museum is one of the most important museological references in Portugal and the largest complex dedicated to the subject in the world. Open to the public in 2002, the museum is the result of the desire to pay tribute to Portuguese bread, and is understood in its regional and cultural diversity as a central element in the history of Portugal and the world.

A different space where culture meets gastronomy and the sharing of memories through three exhibition rooms, a restaurant, a grocery store, and a thematic space. Outside, the Carousel, with free access, represents the fantasy, the imagination, and the enchantment that the visit provides to all visitors in the creation and revisitation of memories.

Even before completing a decade, the Bread Museum has reached the milestone of one million visitors, being visited annually by about 100 thousand people. It is the only space that portrays the plural, diversified and fascinating reality of bread and bakery cereals in Portugal.


The Bread Museum’s mission is to preserve, study, exhibit, and interpret the History of Bread in Portugal, understood in its regional diversity, and as an element that expresses the cultural, ethnographic, and social richness of the country, of its agricultural activity.

With a multidisciplinary focus, the Museum collects the tangible and intangible heritage existing in Portugal, creating the tools for its preservation and dissemination to the different public.

To fulfill its mission, the Museum has a collection of more than 500 pieces and objects, divided into three collections. In all its actions, the Museum is committed to the physical and intellectual accessibility of the contents it produces and transmits to the public.