Shoe Museum

This unique space brings together the skilled hands of artisans and the innovation of contemporary designers, telling the fascinating story of shoes and the lives dedicated to them.
The Shoe Museum stands out on the national museum scene by providing an innovative insight into the memory of the footwear industry and design in Portugal throughout the ages. It also looks to the future, exploring the technological and creative trends that lie ahead. This approach reflects the city’s historical importance in national footwear production and is part of a broader vision that prioritizes culture and creativity as drivers of local development.

Tread the footwear history trails and discover where shoes come to life!

The Shoe Museum appears in an innovative way by portraying the memory of the shoe industry in São João da Madeira and the reality of footwear design in Portugal in the 20th century, also pointing out paths to the technological and creative vanguard of the 21st century.

Socially and culturally active and pedagogically useful, the Shoe Museum evokes stories and memories, thus contributing to deepening and disseminating knowledge of the identity and culture of São Paulo, but also of other social, historical and cultural realities related to the universe of object that gives it its name.

More than a mere exhibition of artefacts, the Shoe Museum is a space for learning, creativity and experimentation that will require those who visit to be active and constantly questioning.

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  • Visiting daysTuesday to Sunday
  • Schedules10:00 - 12:30 | 14:00 - 17:30
  • Interruptions in visitsJanuary 1st, Easter Sunday and December 25th
  • Pre-book5 days
  • Number of visitors per groupMin. 5 - Máx. 25
  • Minimum ageNo limit
  • LanguagesPortuguese, English and French
  • Duration of visit60 minutes
  • Museum storeYes
  • WorkshopYes

Photography is allowed

Parking available

Full accessibility

Multimedia content available

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