The museum is also home to the civil parish of Luz’s archaeological collection, assembled from excavations between 1998 and 2003, in the framework of ‘Plano de Minimização de Impactes Patrimoniais de Alqueva’. This collection is representative of the occupation through time of this riverside territory, including important sites from prehistory to the modern age. Worth noting are the remains from the well-known Lousa castle; those which resulted from the artistic, architectonic and archaeological interventions in the Church of Our Lady of Luz (rebuilt from the medieval original in the new village of Luz); and finally the artefacts found at Julioa 24, a Roman site and agricultural plot located near the museum.