Constantly striving to move with the times and to display the collections in an attractive fashion for visitors, in 1997 the Fundação Bissaya Barreto began to refurbish the interior of the representative monuments in the Monumental Area.

Dress Museum

Opened on 1 June 1997, the museum displays around 300 miniature outfits, recreating the changes in clothing over time, scenes of Portuguese everyday life and meaningful furnishings.

Ranging from simple fabric to fine lace, from the simple dress and suit of the 20th century to sophisticated 16th, 17th and 18th century outfits, all items were handmade in the 1950s and offered to Portugal dos Pequenitos.