Free entrance in the Museum during European Heritage Days

13 de September, 2023

The Soares dos Reis National Museum will have free access on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of September, proposing several activities to celebrate the European Heritage Days.


«Living Heritage» is the motto defined for the European Heritage Days 2023. The theme aims to explore the practices, places and objects that are now part of our cultural heritage and have been passed down from generation to generation.


The European Heritage Days 2023 (JEP 2023) will celebrate on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of September the practices, places and objects that today are part of our cultural heritage and that have been transmitted from generation to generation, adapting , recreating and adjusting to changing communities and groups, landscapes and places.

It is present in practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and unique artifacts, both in the places of origin and throughout the world, in a reference to the practices and ways in which the past is preserved in the collective memory, establishing links between recognizing, safeguarding and promoting goods intangible cultural heritage, as well as transmitting them to future generations in a rapidly changing world.


All over the world, JEP 2023 challenges, through “Living Heritage”, a reflection on the responses to be given to the challenges posed by society.


European Heritage Days

The JEPs are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission and are the most widely celebrated and shared cultural event by Europe’s citizens.


More than 70,000 events are organized every year with the aim of raising awareness of Europe’s common heritage and the need for its continued protection, through the creation of experiences that promote inclusion and foster creativity and innovation.


The basic idea of the initiative is to promote access to heritage, inviting active participation in the discovery of a common cultural heritage, implying the involvement of European citizens with cultural heritage.


Reinforcing feelings of cultural identity, collective memory and the affirmation of a common heritage whose richness lies in its diversity are the main objectives of the JEPs, which therefore represent a celebration of international solidarity, dialogue and cultural diversity, constituting moments of reappropriation of the cultural remains of the past.


Consult the JEP 2023 Program always being updated