Founded in 1955, the Museum of the Shrine of Fátima showcases a collection of historical, artistic and ethnographic items that protect the memory of the testimonies of international pilgrimages of the Pilgrim Virgin statue, as well as the the relics related to the history of the apparitions and their main characters.
In its permanent exhibition, visitors are invited to go on a sentimental journey, because the exhibited pieces are mostly ex-vows: objects offered to Our Lady of Fátima either by anonymous pilgrims or by Popes. The whole museum collection consists of offers that symbolise the deep love for the Virgin Mary.
The most significant piece is beyond any doubt the Precious Crown of Our Lady of Fátima, the major symbol of this unique bond between giver and the receiver. Its jewels represent the joys and the grieves of mankind. The Museum of the Shrine provides its visitors an immersive route between darkness and light, between war and peace. A spiritual journey.
With the permanent exhibitions of the Museum: Fatima Light and Peace, The House-Museum of Aljustrel and the temporary exhibitions, the Shrine of Fatima provides the pilgrims and other visitors an interpretation of physical testimonies, by using a museum language related with the Message of Fatima, the development of the Shrine itself and the dissemination of the cult of Our Lady of Fatima in the world.