Museum de Basto Land
The Museum of Terras de Basto is a museum of the Municipality of Cabeceiras de Basto, having three cores. Are they: the Core Arc Baúlhe Rail, the Museum Centre of the Lower Tâmega and the House of Wool.
Core Arc Baúlhe Rail
The Rail Center is housed in the former train station Arc de Baúlhe, end of Tâmega Line.
The station was inaugurated 15 January 1949.
With the closure of the line between Tamega Amarante and Arc de Baúlhe, in 1990, the space was converted at the Museum of Railway Center of Land Basto.
In the year of 2000, REFER yielded to the Municipality of Cabeceiras de Basto the space station and its buildings, the latter being responsible for its conservation, maintenance and management, in close collaboration with the National Railway Museum Foundation.
The complex Baúlhe Arco station consists: the station building itself, coated executed tile panels, in 1940, by A. Lopes in Ceramics Factory Sant'Anna (Lisboa); the building for staff - the 'home of drivers'; by a loading dock and unloading of goods with its warehouse orders (space where patents are temporary exhibitions); two stables (which exposes rolling stock, especially the two lounge carriages used by King D. Carlos and Queen D. Amelia on your trip to Pedras Salgadas, in 1907); by a turntable, used to make the investment locomotive march; by a coal deposit and an imposing water tank, as well as a "locomotives supply crane".
Involving these buildings, garden care, which was deserving, over the years, many awards and honors.
At the core Baúlhe Arch Railway is located the Museum Documentation Centre, where you can consult books, photographs and related periodicals with the history and life of Cabeceiras de Basto.
Source: (Museum, 2016)