The Museum of Douro, created in 1997, is the essential hosting place in Douro, because it represents the memory, culture and identity of the Wine Region - established with the Douro World Heritage status by UNESCO as a cultural landscape, evolving and living. The proximity to a river that reflects, for centuries, the slopes of an ancient valley and intense testimony of lives and stories to tell, makes the Museum a privileged place of encounter with what is most genuine.
It is installed in a manor house, once headquarters of the General Company of Agriculture of the High Douro wines, consisting of an exhibition area, a documentation center, an archive, a library, a reading room, a workshop on conservation and restoration, a restaurant, a shop and a wine bar. In the contiguous space there is another building of modern architecture covered with panels of black shale, where is situated the Education Service.
The Museum of Douro has other small museums scattered through the Douro region. In 2011 it was awarded with a special mention of the Prize for Museum of the Year, highlighting the quality and broad scope of programs that contribute to a better understanding of cultural identity and pride of the Douro region.