Summer Opening Hours

May 1st to October 31st


Santo Andre & Santa Barbara Centers

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, including holidays

Closed on Monday


Sacred Art Center

Open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, including holidays

Tuesday: open for groups and by appointment only

Closed on Monday



Winter Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday - 09:30 am to 5:00 pm

Monday - closed



  • Prices
  • . 2,00€ per Museum’s Center

    . 5,00€ (Santo André + Sacred Art + Santa Bárbara Centers – same day only)

  • Discounts
  • . Municipal Youth Card holders;

    . Visitors between 15 and 25 years of age;

    . Retired and visitors over 65 years of age;

    . Teachers of any grade or level of education;

    . Groups composed of more than 10 elements;

  • Free Entrance
  • . Sundays;

    . International Museum Day (18 May);

    . Children up to 14 years of age;

    . Holders of the Interjovem Card;

    . Members of APOM/ICOM, through documental evidence;

    . Researchers, upon previous formal petition;

    . Journalists and tourism profissionals, while performing their duties and properly idendified;

    . Teachers and students of any educational level, if integrated into planned study visits with the museum services;

    . Maecenas, in their museum;

    . Membres of Museum Friends Associations, in their museum;



Priority is given to the elderly, the sick, pregnant women, people with disabilities or children caregivers, among other specific cases with priority care needs. (cf. Art.9º do DL nº135/99, de 22 de abril)



The Carlos Machado Museum aims at being an Open and Inclusive Museum and as such, accessible to anyone who wants to visit it. Aware that there are several ways to experience the world around us, the Museum has been adopting several strategies that make it physically and intellectually more accessible.

The three centers of the Carlos Machado Museum are accessible to people with reduced mobility, as they are equipped with elevators in the Santo André and Santa Bárbara Centers, as well as access ramps, with the exception of the temporary exhibition rooms on the first floor of the Sacred Art Center.

Through the Educational Service Axis Program, several partnerships have been developed with associations and entities that work with publics with specific needs, in order to design visits and activities that meet the needs of each person. We have been working with ACAPO (Association of the Blind and partially sighted of Portugal), ALZA (Alzheimer's Association of the Azores), APPDA (Portuguese Association for Developmental Disorders and Autism) and APCSM (Association of Cerebral Palsy of São Miguel), among others.

The Mobile Museum and From Fenais to Fenais project enhance the idea of the Carlos Machado Museum as a Territory Museum and takes its field of action outside the physical walls of the Museum, developing continuous work throughout the island of São Miguel, in particular - through the From Fenais to Fenais Project - in the parishes on the north coast. The purpose is to involve communities that are geographically remote from the Museum, exploring their local heritage.