Museums

The Art of drinking – The Bridge Collection

Quench your thirst for knowledge with 9000 years of History

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE DRINKING RITUAL

The Art of Drinking includes more than 2,500 artefacts from The Bridge Collection and others.  The museum explores the rituals and customs of civilizations through their connection to drinking spanning 9000 years. From prehistoric terracotta vessels to contemporary glassware, each object in the collection tells a unique story about our ancestors' rituals, traditions and ways of life.

On display, you will find artifacts that narrate tales of gods, warriors, queens and emperors. Some witnessed pivotal battles, while others have been adorned with precious metals. Some date back to such ancient times that they predate the written word, while other more contemporary ones even glow in the dark.

Through the display and collection, the whole story of man kind’s use of alcoholic beverages for ritual, religious, commemoration and celebration purposes is told. Cheers to that!

AUDIOGUIDE AVAILABLE IN PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN AND KOREAN.

Opening Hours

EVERY DAY

10am – 7pm (last entry)

Guided Visit

Every day at 11am and 3pm

Contacts

Telephone

220 121 200

Call to the national fixed network

AdDress

Rua do Choupelo 39, 4400-088 V. N. de Gaia

Tickets

Individual Tickets

Suggestion Pack 2 Museums: 15€ Children | €34 Adult | From 18€ (Each)

Daily ticket

Child – €19 (up to 12Y) | Adults - €39 | Family - €79 (MAX 2 adults and 2 children up to 12Y)

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Rock Crystal

Gemstones? The Bridge Collection has them! Discover the unparalleled beauty of rock crystal. From Imperial China to the German Renaissance, there are many exuberant examples carved in rock crystal. Each piece is unique and displays the natural beauty of this precious stone, skillfully combined with the mastery of the human hand that created it.
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9 thousand years

An object is a testemony of history. In The Bridge Collection discover this invaluable collection of more than 2000 archaeological artifacts, that take us back in time over 9000 years.
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Radioactive drink

How about a radioactive toast? This fascinating set of glasses has a very special feature: they glow in the dark! Yes, they have small amounts of uranium in their composition, which gives them an intense green glow under UV radiation. It's amazing! And it won't be a dangerous experience, we promise!
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Visit two or three museums, take a workshop and, of course, book a table in one of our restaurants to get the break you deserve.

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