Opening hours & Access

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00am to 12:30pm and 14:00pm to 17:30pm

Closed on Mondays,
1st January, Easter Sunday and 25th December



– Students
– Schools and IPSS
– Tour operators

– Citizens over 65
– Municipal senior card holder
– Youth card holders

Entrada Gratuita
– Sundays until 12:30 pm
– Children under 12 (if not integrated in school visits, companies or public/private institutions)
– Disabled and deaf visitors and one companion
– People born or residing in São João da Madeira
– Schools in S. João da Madeira
– IPSS and ATL’s of S. João da Madeira
– Former workers of the hat-making and shoe-making industries, former Oliva employees
– Press and art critics (prior notice required)
– Members RPM/DGPC, APOM, ICOM, AICA, RPAC, ERIH, European Industrial Tourism Association
– Industrial Tourism Partners
– University of Porto students
– Firefighters of S. João da Madeira
– Technical visits (professionals from museums and art centers, tourism and their associations/institutions)
– Professionals accompanying groups on organized visits (one in ten participants)

Discounts subject to presentation of relevant updated documents

Single tickets
Oliva Art Centre, the Museum of Hat-making and the Museum of Shoe-making issue a single ticket for the three institutions, which can be purchased at any of the three locations.
1 institution – 3,00€
2 institutions – 4,00€
3 institutions – 5,00€

All exhibition areas at the Centro de Arte Oliva are accessible to people with condicioned mobility.

Visits and workshops


Guided visits
€4.00 per participant (minimum group of 5 people)
€2.50 per participant (minimum groups of 15 people)
Free: Schools, ATL and IPSS in S. João da Madeira

Artistic workshops
€2.50 per participant
Free: Schools, ATL and IPSS in S. João da Madeira

€2.50 per participant
Free: Schools, ATL and IPSS in S. João da Madeira

After-hours visits
€120 per group



Visits at the right time
€3.00 per participant

€2.00 per participant
Free: Schools, ATL and IPSS in S. João da Madeira

Workshops for families
€5.00 per family
Discount: €4.00 for employees and collaborators of CMSJM and Oliva Creative Factory

Additional information & booking at


Warning The artworks are fragile

  • Instructions given by the receptionists and assistants of Oliva Art Centre must be complied with at all times; they were designed with your safety, and the institution’s safety, in mind.
  • In order to avoid any damages, we request that all backpacks/ large bags and umbrellas be left at the cloak-room.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, it is forbidden to touch or handle artworks on show. Any damages incurred due to direct contact with the artworks are the sole responsibility of the offender.
  • We ask parents or adult supervisors of children to be particularly alert. It is forbidden to run in the exhibition area
  • No food and drinks allowed inside Oliva Art Centre.
  • Smoking is allowed only outside Oliva Art Centre.

Our motto is to share!

Photographing and social media posting of artworks on shown is allowed provided no flashes or tripods are used. You are allowed to access our wireless network (fair use policy).

Professional photographs must book sessions before visiting.