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Our library, which is a reading library only, is specialised in the History of Costume, Accessories and related themes. Also available for consultation are the catalogues published by the Museum since its foundation. There are also sections on Museology and Art History.

The library serves internal users and is also available to researchers specialised in our field, with previous booking, so as to conciliate the necessary time required by the urgency of requests received and our services’ reply in due time.

Consult the on-line catalogue at the Network of Museum Libraries and the General Direction of the Cultural Heritage (Rede de Bibliotecas dos Museus e do Património da Direção-Geral do Património Cultural) by selecting National Museum of Costume Library (Biblioteca do Museu Nacional do Traje).

- Booking in advance with a minimum notice of 5 days, by filling in a form (available in a few days) with the indication of the works you wish to have access to (please consult the on-line catalogue) and stating the duration period of the intended visit (to be indicated within the museum’s opening hours);
- send the e-mail to

Opening hours:
From Monday to Friday: 10h00-13h00 and 14h00-17h00
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