It is located in a former watermill built at the start of the 20th century in Azinhaga da Sardinha to make use of the River Porto waters.
On 24 September 1974, Mestre (Master) Pedro Augusto dos Anjos Teixeira officially bequeathed his whole (neo-realist) collection as well as most of his father's, Artur Gaspar dos Anjos Teixeira, to Sintra Council thereby allowing the works of two great contemporary master sculptors to remain in one place, which only opened to the public in 1976. The Master moved into the building and turned it into a public house-museum and an open studio where he taught sculpture from 1977 to 1992.
Sometime later the museum underwent interior renovation and both plinths and walls were painted in lighter colours in order to make the distinction between what was structural and what was on display. At the same time all the pieces in the museum were tabulated.
This museum is dedicated to the sculptures of two great Portuguese masters, father and son, Artur Gaspar and Pedro Augusto dos Anjos Teixeira, whose works (drawings and sculptures) have been influenced by Naturalism, Realism, late Naturalism and Neorealism. Both explored the themes of human and animal anatomy, work, freedom, professions, the female condition and historic and religious figures.
Museu Anjos Teixeira
Azinhaga da Sardinha,
Rio do Porto Sintra,
10.00h - 18.00h
Sat-Sun: 12.00h - 18.00h
Last admission - 1h before closing
Closed on Monday and holidays
Resources and Services
Education - Anjos Teixeira Museum offers two main recreational and educational activities aimed at Nursery level, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3
Collections / Artistic legacy of two great contemporary Portuguese sculptors _ Artur Anjos Teixeira (1880-1935) and Pedro Anjos Teixeira (1908-1997), father and son.