What does Eusébio have in common with José Rodrigues dos Santos? Or José Mourinho with the City of Fátima? Well… They are together in the same place. These are the news: Portugal has a new museum, the NewsMuseum. Confused? We will spell it out for you.
The newest museum in Sintra is dedicated to news, media and communication with exhibits and installations covering three floors. There are areas dedicated to propaganda, different journalistic styles, “bad news,” “mind games,” photojournalism and “wars.”
Housed in the same building that used to hold the Toy Museum the NewsMuseum opened on the 42nd anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal. In a replica of the studio of Radio Clube Português - from which the Revolution was minutely covered all those years ago - there is a copy of the original text of the communiqué issued by armed forces in the early hours of April 25th, 1974.
Visitors are able to see the Portuguese and World’s history through the journalistic point of view. The new interactive lounge – iArea - will make them relive and interact with some of the key moments while being immersed into virtual reality with a 360º vision.
Sintra’s NewsMuseum is open daily at 9.30 a.m. with tickets for children costing €4, adults: €8 and students: €3.75. The entry fee for families is €20.
For more info: http://www.newsmuseum.pt/en