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Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo

Institution | Archive

Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo (ANTT) is a central archive of the State that has kept original documents since the 19th century up to the present date. As a result of their perpetuity, this service is also in charge of preserving new electronic archives within the scope of the organism's activity, together with the explicit mandate to implement the law that establishes the bases of the policy and the regime of protection and enhancement of the cultural heritage, in its archival and photographic heritage component.
It is a national archive, dependent on the Direção-Geral do Livro, Arquivos e Bibliotecas (DGLAB) created by Decree-Law No. 103/2012, of May 16, integrating the national archive system.
As such, and in accordance with Ordinance No. 192/2012 of June 19, and Order No. 9339/2012 of July 11, the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo carries out its duties and mission, as they regard the following:
- Promoting the safeguard, enhancement, publicizing, access and enjoyment of the archival and photographic heritage, guaranteeing the management of the collections under its custody and the rights of the State and the citizens embodied therein,
- Its use as a resource for the administrative activity and foundation for the collective and individual memory,
- The application of the provisions of the basic law regarding the policy and the regime for the protection and enhancement of the cultural heritage and other regulatory legislation, namely with regard to the archival and photographic heritage,
It is also up to this service:
- To ensure the integration of the archival and photographic heritage, allocated to it under any title;
- Accept the forms of acquisition (by donation, inheritance and bequest - as long as previously authorized by the Government member in charge of Culture - by donation, deposit, incorporation, exchange or reintegration).

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How to get

Bus: Cidade Universitária - 731, 735, 738, 764, 755, 768 / Campo Grande - 701, 736, 750, 767
Metro: Cidade Universitária / Campo Grande

Schedule

Schedules
Consultation Monday to Friday:
Reference room: 9.30 to 19.15
General reading room: 9.30 to 19.15
Microfilm reading room: 9.30 am to 7.15 pm
Consultation Saturday:
Reference room: 9.30 to 12.15
General reading room: 9.30 am to 12.15 pm
Microfilm reading room: 9.30 am to 12.15 pm
Requisitions Monday to Friday:
Reference room: 9.30 to 15.30
Microfilm reading room: 9.30 am to 7 pm
Certificates and photocopies: 10.00 to 17.00
Saturday Requests:
Microfilm reading room: 9.30 am to 12.15 pm
General reading room: 9.30 am to 12.15 pm
Requisitions: reading requests for Saturday must be submitted by 3.30pm on the previous Friday.
Reproduction service:
10.00 - 12.30 - 13.30 - 17.00
Store:
09.30 to 13.00 - 14.00 to 17.00
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DST
Daylight saving time runs from mid-July to mid-September. Check the news to find out the exact dates of daylight saving time.
Consultation and requests Monday to Friday:
Reference room: 9.30 to 15.00
General reading room: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Microfilm reading room: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Closing on Saturdays.

Price

Free entry

Contact

University Mall
1649-010 LISBON
Tel: +351 210 037 100
Fax: +351 210 037 101
Email: mail@dglab.gov.pt
Website: http://antt.dglab.gov.pt

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