It is intended to be a reference and a knowledge centre for both Portugal and the world in the field of mechanical music.

It aims to publicise and broadcast the beautiful sound of these unique machines, that provided so much enjoyment to a period of history.

It is hoped that it will encourage the Portuguese people to experience music, through the knowledge of mechanical instruments, which over time have represented a powerful means of expressing a society’s characteristics.

And finally it looks to promote a diversity of cultural offerings through innovative uses of the museum’s building, which will attract diverse audiences from across the world, while supporting and participating in the local community.