The FC Porto Museum by BMG is among the museums nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award, the most important European museology distinction awarded by the European Museum Forum.
Developed entirely by MUSE, the museum of the club had already been awarded the Innovation and Creativity Prize by the Portuguese Museology Association (APOM) in 2015.
Recognised as one of the best museums in Europe since it opened to the public in 2013, the FC Porto Museum receives one of the most important European honours by being nominated for best European museum of the year.
The Innovation and Creativity Prize from the Portuguese Museology Association (APOM) recognises the innovation and creativity of the expository solutions and museographic resources used to tell more than a century of history of the Club.
The EMYA awards, which have existed since 1977 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, are aimed at the promotion and recognition of the work of museums in preserving and disseminating the cultural heritage of the member states of the European Union.
Following the Stars – A trip to the club and its identity, memory, knowledge and passion along an exhibition route with 27 thematic areas over nearly 8,000 square metres of space.
The FC Porto Museum, which summarises a History of Passion and the Path of the Stars, is considered to be one of the most innovative sports museums, being appointed as an international reference model.
From the initial idea to project management and implementation, as well as all the components – museology, architecture, design, exhibition design, themes, content and audiovisual production, multimedia engineering, engineering and construction – the FC Porto Museum was conceived, designed, engineered and implemented entirely by the MUSE team.
With nearly 8,000 square metres, divided into 27 thematic exhibition areas, an auditorium, a shop, a cafeteria and a restaurant, it features an exhibition concept that favours interaction with visitors, both physical and cognitive.
Making use of new digital and immersion technologies, the museum as a whole provides visitors with a very intense and emotional interactive experience.
The multimedia experience of the great victories of the football team, recalling the most illustrious and beloved figures of the club, and close contact with a collection of rare documents and even with the major trophies won that shaped the undefeated character of FC Porto, are some of the highlights that stand out on the exhibition route.
Every moment of this route is designed to highlight key events, key milestones of the identity of the club and of its community.
With completely original and innovative artistic, visual and technological solutions, the exhibition areas are articulated with transitional spaces that establish a connection with the specific areas dedicated to each theme. In the centre of the experience, there is a core including a central plaza that houses the anchor pieces – almost one hundred of the most important football trophies at the national level and the seven major international cups that the club has won in as many other world cities.
– Nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) – 2016
– Innovation and Creativity Award – Portuguese Museology Association (APOM) – 2015
Inaugurated on 28 September 2013, the day of the 120th anniversary of the club, the Museum invites us not only to set out through its history, but also to get to know the mystique of FC Porto. This winning mystique is the result of ambition, competence, rigour and passion. Both football fans and supporters of other sports experience that mystique in the different exhibition areas designed to thrill people of all ages.
The FC Porto Museum is a unique experience, a place of shared memory, knowledge and passion, a grand space from a cultural point of view that unites members, fans and supporters of football in a project of citizenship and sport that goes well beyond fandom.