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Graciosa Museum


Graciosa Museum

The Graciosa Ethnographical Centre, the main centre, was opened on 6 December 1983. This centre is sited next to the sea in an end of the nineteenth century building. It belonged to a rich family living on the island and for many years it was used as a cellar and for grain storage.


In 1991, when ethnographical centres on the island and in the Azores altered their name to 'museum', Graciosa Museum expanded to become multi-centred, taking on an Eco-museum outlook.


The Santa Cruz Whaling Boathouse opened to the public in 1991. The Praia Whaling Boathouse was purchased the following year, and was opened in 2001 as the marine centre. The Windmill was purchased in 1993 and the Threshing House in 1998, where the Reserves are currently housed. In 1998, the Blacksmith's Premises were purchased.

Jorge António de Medeiros Borges e Cunha



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Phone: (+351) 295 712 429

Fax: (+351) 295 732 427

Rua das Flores, 2, Santa Cruz
P-9880-364 Santa Cruz

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