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Friends of the Museum is a multinational, multicultural organisation that arranges a wide range of cultural and social events for the Portuguese and International community in the Algarve.

The interests and activities of our members are wide and include: art, literature, dance, music, photography, bridge and various fitness programmes.

There are also a number of talks on e.g. Portuguese History, Art and Literature and on various aspects of the Algarve e.g. fauna, flora and archaeology (talks are given in English, Portuguese and German).

We organize visits to various sites of historical, scientific and general interest in the Algarve.

We also have a lending library for books, CDs and videos as well as our own choir and a number of different music groups which play a range of instruments.

Besides painting exhibitions and photography exhibitions, Friends of the Museum organise a regular programme of music from contemporary and traditional jazz, through to contemporary and classical music.

Regular activities include: art classes, salsa and merengue, bridge, Portuguese language lessons and yoga. There is also a lively discussion group, film club and video presentations of operas.

As the name indicates, the Friends are situated in the Museu do Trajo de São Brás de Alportel.

Membership categories

  • Friend of the Museum (18 €)
  • Friend (Student) (5 €)
  • Special Friend (50 €)
  • Corporate (100 €+)

Benefits of being a Friend of São Brás Museum

  • access to information about cultural events locally and across the Algarve
  • 5% discount on framing at Lua Azul
  • monthly newsletter, year programme, regular reminders about events
  • borrow books, videos, CDs from the Friends' Library
  • free entry to the Museum

Additional benefits for Special Friends

  • opportunity to attend special functions
  • priority tickets for major events
  • discount for hiring Museum space

Additional benefits for Corporate Membership

  • publicity at Friends' events
  • logo on Friends' documentation
  • advertise on the Friends' website and have linked pages
  • discount for hiring Museum space for corporate hospitality
Click here to download a membership application formDownload this PDF document