Museums

National Art Museum (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga)

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Photographer: José Manuel

The museum's collection includes seven finest collections
of Painting, Sculpture, Drawings, Engraving, Jewelry,
Ceramic, Textile and Furniture from the 12th to the 19th
Centuries. It exhibits the masterpieces of European,
African and Oriental art.

  • Tuesdays from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • € 3
  • Rua das Janelas Verdes, 9
  • +351 21 391 28 00
  • +351 21 397 37 03
  • 27, 40, 49, 51, 60
  • 15, 18
  • http://www.mnarteantiga-ipmuseus.pt/

Folk Art Museum (Museu de Arte Popular)

The Museum's collection primarily consists of regional
Portuguese paintings, furniture and ceramics.

  • Avenida de Brasília
  • +351 21 301 12 82
  • Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and
    2.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
  • € 3
  • 27, 28, 29, 43, 49
  • 15
  • Belém (Cascais Line)

Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art
(Museu Do Chiado - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporanea)

Located in the heart of the city, Museum gathers a
remarkable collection of Portuguese art dating from 1820
up to present and holds the most significant collection
of Portuguese contemporary art including Columbano and
Almada Negreiros.

  • Rua Serpa Pinto, 4
  • +351 21 343 21 48
  • Tuesday between 2.00 - 6.00 p.m., Wednesday to
    Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.- Free admission on Sunday and Public
    Holidays.
  • € 3
  • 58,100
  • 28
  • Baixa-Chiado

Gulbenkian Modern Art Center Museum (Centro de Arte
Moderna-Fund. Gulbenkian)

It exhibits the 20th century art collection of the Calouste
Gulbenkian Foundation.

  • Rua Dr. Niculau de Bettencourt
  • +351 21 782 34 74
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.
  • 16, 26, 31, 46, 56
  • São Sebastião/ Praça de Espanha

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian)

The museum presents hilarious private collection of
Calouste Gulbenkian, more than 6000 pieces. It is divided
into two; the first part is dedicated to Oriental and
Classic art and the second part is dedicated to European
Art.

  • Av. Berna, 45-A
  • +351 21 782 3455/6/7
  • +351 21 782 3032
  • Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00 a.m.- 5.45 p.m.
  • €3
  • 16, 26, 31,46,56
  • São Sebastião/ Praça de
    Espanha.

National Costume Museum (Museu Nacional do Traje e da Moda)

The Museum currently exhibits over 30.000 items; costumes
from different periods, including clothes from 14th to 19th
centuries, accessories and toys and has a section on
textile technology.

  • Largo Júlio Castilho
  • +351 21 759 03 18
  • http://www.museudotraje-ipmuseus.pt/
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • €3
  • 1, 3, 4, 7, 36, 101, 107, 108
  • Campo Grande, Colégio Militar

Puppet Museum (Museu da Marioneta)

It presents a wide collection of traditional puppets from
all around the world in a restored 17th century convent
named the Convento Das Bernardas. Even though the Museum
aims to provide a general view of puppets from all around
the world, it gives a special attention to Portuguese
Puppet Theater. The museum fascinates the visitors
through a great range of masks coming from all over the
world and shadows. Special collections includes: Dolls
(Japanese), Masks (Oriental), Puppets (Oriental), Puppets
(Portuguese), Stage machinery, reconstructions (Baroque),
Teatro Branca-Flor, Teatro do Mestre Gil, Teatro
Robertoscope M.S. Lourenço.

  • Rua de Esperança, 146
  • +351 21 394 28 10
  • +351 21 394 28 19
  • Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
    2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • € 2,50

City Museum (Museu da Cidade)

The Museum offers a journey to Lisbon's historical
evolution from the prehistoric era to the present day,
presenting archeological finds, paintings and engravings
and is located in a beautiful 17th century palace reputed
as Palacio Pimenta.

  • Palacio Pimenta, Campo Grande,245
  • +351 21 759 16 17
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and
    2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • € 1,85
  • 1, 3, 33, 36, 47, 50
  • Campo Grande (Yellow Line)

National Museum of Archaeology (Museu Nacional de
Arqueologia)

A part of Jerónimo Monastry since 1903, this
museum holds a magnificent collection of Portuguese
archaeological finds and objects from the prehistoric era
to the medieval and Moslem eras including fascinating
jewelry collections and items from Egyptian art.

  • Praça do Império (Mosterio Dos
    Jerónimos)
  • +351 21 362 00 00
  • Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and
    Tuesdays 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • 14, 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51
  • 15, 16, 17
  • Belém (Cascais Line)
  • €3

National Tile Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo)

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Photographer: João Paulo

Housed in 16th century convent Madre de Deus, the Museum
displays a rich collection of tiles from the 15th century
to the present.

  • R. Madre de Deus, 4
  • +351 810 03 40
  • Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and
    Tuesdays 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • : € 2,25
  • 18,42,104,105

National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches)

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Photographer: José Manuel

The Museum exhibits a unique world collection of royal
horse-drawn carriages of 17th to 19th centuries along
with clothing, accessories, harnesses and uniforms. It
constitutes one of the most popular museums of Portugal.

  • Praça Afonso de Albuquerque
  • +351 21 361 08 50
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • €3
  • 14, 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51
  • 15
  • Belém (Cascais Line)

National Theater Museum (Museu Nacional do Teatro)

Housed in the former Palácio do Monteiro-Mor, the
Theater opened to public in 1985. Its collection consists
of 300.000 pieces of costumes, costume designs, scenery
models, posters, postcards, news columns, pamphlets,
manuscripts, caricatures, records and additionally an
archive of approximately 120.000 photographs that
illustrates the history of Portuguese theater from 18th to
the present day.

  • Palácio do Monteiro-Mor, Estrada do Luminar,12
  • +351 21 756 74 10
  • Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • €3
  • 1, 3, 7, 36, 101, 108
  • Campo Grande

Music Museum (Museu da Música)

The Museum displays more than a thousand European as well
as African and Asian musical instruments, some of them
are unique in the world, from the 16th century to the
present day. It also owns sections of Iconography, Sound
Archive and Written Documents.

  • Rua João de Freitas Branco (Alto dos
    Moínhos Metro Station)
  • +351 21 771 09 90
  • +351 21 771 09 99
  • Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • €2
  • Alto dos Moínhos

House-Museum Mestre João da Silva (Casa-Museu Mestre
João da Silva)

It exhibits jewelry, coins, medals, bronzes, porcelain and
furniture by João da Silva. The Museum owns a
library and hosts temporary and permanent exhibitions.

  • Rua Tenente Raúl Cascais, 11 R/C
  • +351 21 396 13 96
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 2.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • €2,50
  • 6, 9, 20, 27, 58, 74
  • Rato (Blue Line)

Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves House-Museum
(Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves)

As the name of the Musuem suggests this Museum displays a
collection of Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves and
is located in the house-studio of artist José
Malhoa. The collection consists of Portuguese paintings
of 19th and 20th century, Chinese porcelains of the 17th
and 18th century and Portuguese, French, Dutch furniture
from 16th to 20th centuries along with significant
sections of jewelry, fabrics, ceramics, glassware, coins,
medals and tapestry.

  • Av. 5 de Outubro, 8
  • +351 21 354 08 23
  • Tuesday from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Wednesday to
    Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • €2
  • 1, 20, 27, 32, 36, 38, 44, 45, 49, 83, 90,101
  • Picoas, Saldanha

Antonian Museum (Museu Antonio)

This Museum showing sculptures, paintings, ceramics and
religious objects is dedicated wholly to Saint Anthony. It
also owns an oceanographic and bibliographic collection and
a library devoted to the life of Saint Anthony.

  • Largo de Santo António a Sé, 24
  • +351 21 886 04 47
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and
    2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • 0,92
  • 37
  • 12, 28

Public Transportation Museum (Museu da Carris)

Carris is a state-owned transportation company that had
been providing transportation services in Lisbon over
ages. The Museum shows the historical evolution of public
transportation in Lisbon and is divided into two: In the
first section, documentations and small objects and in
the second section the oldest transportation vehicles
that had been used in Lisbon including horse-drawn
carriages, trams and buses are displayed.

  • Rua 1º de Maio, 103
  • 21 361 30 87
  • Monday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and
    3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • 2,50
  • 14, 27, 32, 42, 43, 49, 51, 56, 112
  • 15

Fado House and Portuguese Guitar Museum (Caso do Fado e da
Guitarra Portuguesa)

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Photographer: José Manuel

If there exists any other way to feel the city than walking
the streets of Lisbon, it is to discover Fado and
melancholic rhymes of Portuguese guitar. This Museum
contains everything about history of Fado and Portuguese
guitar. It also has a section for temporary exhibitions, a
document archive, auditorium, a thematic shop and coffee
shop.

  • Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1
  • +351 21 882 34 70
  • Monday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • 2,50
  • 8, 25-A, 28, 35, 39, 48, 50, 90, 107, 208, 216

Design Museum (Museu do Design)

Settled as part of Belém Cultural Center (Centro
Cultural Belém), the Museum exhibits 200 pieces of
20th century items collected by Francisco Capelo and is
organized into three sections: Luxury, Pop and Cool.

  • Centro Cultural Belém, Praça do
    Império
  • +351 21 361 29 34
  • Everyday from 11.00 a.m. to 7.15 p.m.
  • 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51
  • 15
  • Belém (Cascais line)

Naval Museum (Museu de Marinha)

Located in Belém with a beautiful view of Tagus
River, this Museum displays the collection of historical
maps, boats, model ships, charts, instruments related to
Portuguese Navy, Merchant Navy and other maritime
activities dating from the Discoveries to the present. The
Museum also shows a historical seaplane.

  • Praça do Império
  • +351 21 362 00 19
  • Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • € 3
  • 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51
  • 15
  • Belém (Cascais line)

Water Museum (Museum da Água da EPAL)

EPAL is the water supply company of Lisbon and this
Museum shows the history of EPAL dating from 19th
century. It owns four sections: Aqueduct, distribution
reservoir, reservoir and pumping station and company
headquarters. The Museum is the only Portuguese museum
that had been awarded with the Council of Europe Museum
Prize.

  • Rua do Alveila, 12
  • +351 21 361 30 87
  • Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and
    3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • €2
  • 14, 27, 32, 42, 43, 49, 51, 56, 112
  • 15

Lisbon Military Museum (Museu Militar de Lisboa)

This Museum is dedicated to Portuguese military history
from the 16th century until the Colonial War and its
collection consists of light weaponry (including the sword
of King John I), battle paintings, tiles, uniforms and
other objects.

  • Largo do Museu da Artilharia (Santa Apolónia)
  • +351 21 884 25 68
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • €2,50
  • 9, 25, 28, 35, 39, 46

Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa)

Europe's biggest oceanarium is a magnificent project of
Cambridge Seven Associates, which had been directed by
American architect Peter Chermayeff. It offers live
displays, environmental sounds capes and interactive
media for its visitors.

  • Esplanada D. Carlos I (Expo)
  • 21 891 70 02
  • Open everyday from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • Children and Seniors € 5

    Adults, € 10

    Over 65, € 5,50
  • Oriente (Red Line)

Radio Museum (Museu da Rádio)

The Museum presents the history of radio production from
its early appearance onwards along with recording,
transmission and reception tools. It holds the largest
European collection of radio broadcasting technologies with
featuring more than 1000 radios from 20s to 70s, exhibition
rooms and a library.

  • Rua do Quelhas, 21
  • +351 21 395 07 62
  • Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Free Admission
  • 27, 40, 49, 51, 60
  • 15, 18

Communications Museum (Museu das
Comunicações)

The Museum features the history of communications
including philately, postal services and
telecommunications collection dating from the 18th
century to the present day. It also owns "National Stamp
Collection" and "Communicating Worlds" permanent
exhibitions.

  • Rua do Instituto Industrial, 16
  • +351 21 393 51 07/08
  • Monday to Friday between 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. and
    Saturday between 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
  • : € 2,50
  • 1, 6, 13, 28, 32, 35, 40, 43, 45, 49, 60, 82, 100,
    104, 107
  • 15, 18, 25
  • Cais do Sodré (Cascais Line)
  • Cais do Sodré

Air Museum (Museu do Ar)

The Museum shows military and civil aviation history of
Portugal through planes and equipments.

  • Largo dos Pioneiros da Aviação,
  • +351 21 958 12 94
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Lisbon-Alverca; Vila Franca- Alverca
  • Alverca (North Line)

Univesity of Lisbon Science Museum (Museu de
Ciência)

Organized in four main sections, Long term Historical and
Interactive Exhibition, School of Polytechnic Chemistry
Laboratory, Experimental Chemistry Laboratory and
Planetarium and Observatory, the Museum also offers
educational services, courses, and workshops.

  • Rua Escola Politécnica, 56
  • +351 21 392 18 08
  • +351 21 390 93 26
  • Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and
    from 2.00 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.
  • : € 2
  • 15, 58
  • 24
  • Rato

Ethnology Museum (Museu Nacional da Etnologia)

The Museum gathers 30,000 ethnographical artifacts from
Portuguese-speaking communities to South America, all
around the world. Emphasize given to Macau and Africa.

  • Avenida Ilha da Madeira (Restelo)
  • +351 21 304 11 60
  • Tuesdays 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday
    10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • : € 3
  • 28, 32, 49

University of Lisbon National Natural History Museum
(Museu Nacional de História Natural)

Consists of three sections; Botanical Laboratory/ Museum/
Garden; the Zoological/ Anthropological
Museum/Laboratory; the Mineralogical/ Anthropological
Museum/ Laboratory, the Museum exhibits the results of
research conducted in Portugal.

  • Rua Escola Politécnica, 58

  • +351 21 392 1808

  • +351 21 390 9326
  • Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and
    from 2.00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free Admission
  • 15, 58
  • 24
  • Rato

Medeiros e Almeida Foundation House-Museum (Casa-Museu
Fundação Medeiros e Almeida)

Mr. Medeiros e Almeida gathered a collection of national and
foreign works and donated it to Portuguese State. His
collection consists of European painting, furniture,
tapestry, jewelry, glassware, Chinese porcelain, silver and
watches dating from 17th to 20th century and is displayed in
25 rooms of the house where he lived.

  • Rua Rosa Araújo, 41
  • +351 21 354 78 92
  • Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • : € 5. 10-16 and over 65 years €3
  • 6, 9, 20, 22, 27, 49, 74
  • Marquês de Pombal

Amália Rodrigues House-Museum (Casa-Museu
Amália Rodrigues)

The Museum offers a great opportunity to discover Fado's
diva Amália Rodrigues in the house where she
lived. It also includes a document library, concert hall
and a thematic shop.

  • Rua São Bento, 193
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and
    from 2.00 p-m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • : € 5

Carmo Archaeological Museum (Museu Arqueológico do
Carmo)

Among the ruins of the Carmo Church you will encounter this
Museum. The collection consists of precious historical
pieces from prehistory to the present.

  • Ruínas da Igreja do Carmo, Largo do Carmo
  • +351 21 347 86 29
  • Monday to Saturday between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
  • 58, 103
  • 28
  • Santa Justa
  • Baixa/Chiado

Arpad-Szenes/Vieira da Silva Museum (Museu
Arpad-Szenes/Vieira da Silva)

Housed in former Real Fábrica dos Tecidos de Seda
(Silk Factory) of 17th century, the Museum presents the
works of Arpad Szenes (from 1911 to 1985) and Maria
Helena Vieira da Silva (from 1926 to 1986). The Museum
also hosts temporary exhibitions.

  • Praça das Amoreiras, 56-58
  • +351 21 388 00 44
  • Mondays and Wednesday to Saturday from 12.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Sundays from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • 6, 9, 22
  • Rato

Decorative Arts Museum and School- Ricardo Espírito
Santo Silva Foundation Museum (Museu- Escola de Artes
Decorativas- Fundação Ricardo Espírito
Santo Silva)

Housed in the 17th century palace of the Counts of Azurara,
the Museum presents the private collection of its donator,
Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva. It consists of more
than 1,300 pieces of furniture, silverware, tapestry,
paintings, bookwork, porcelain, faience, glazed tile
panels, and other items from the 15th to 19th centuries.

  • Largo das Portas do Sol, 2
  • Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • :€ 5
  • 37
  • 12, 28

Geology and Mining Institute Museum (Instituto Geologico
e Mineiro)

The Museum's collection includes geological,
paleontology, minerals and archeology. It also owns a
library.

  • Rua da Academia das Ciencas, 19
  • +351 21 346 39 15
  • Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • : €1,25
  • 6, 15, 49, 58, 100
  • 28

Ajuda Palace Museum (Museu do Palacio Nacional da Ajuda)

Once a royal residence, the Museum features paintings,
sculptures and decorative arts of the 19th century.

  • Largo da Ajuda
  • + 351 21 363 70 95
  • Everyday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. except
    Wednesdays.
  • : € 3
  • 14, 32, 42, 60
  • 18

Saint Rock Museum (Museu de São Roque)

Housed in former Saint Rock Church and Society of Jesus,
the Museum presents European religious art of 16th and
18th century.

  • Largo Trinidade Coelho
  • +351 21 323 53 81
  • Everyday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. except
    Mondays.
  • : € 1
  • 28, 100
  • Glória
  • Baixa-Chiado

Archaeological Site (Núcleo Arqueológico/
BCP)

The Museum takes its visitors through 2500 years of history
of Lisbon. The rich collection includes archaeological
structures and artifacts from the Romans to the Moors, from
the Visigoths to the Medieval and the Pombaline periods.

  • Rua dos Correeiros, 9 r/c
  • +351 21 321 27 00
  • Thursdays between 3.00 and 5.00 p.m. and Saturdays
    from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Baixa-Chiado

The D. Fernando II and Glória Frigate (Fragata D.
Fernando II e Glória)

Docked on the banks of Tagus River, this 19th Century
ship-museum promises a worthwhile trip to glorious
history of Portuguese navy.

  • Doca de Alcântara
  • +351 21 396 41 71
  • 351 21 396 41 71
  • from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 am - 05:00 pm.
  • 14, 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51, 73, 112 and 201
  • 15 and 18
  • Alcantara (Cascais Line)

Museum of the Macao Cultural and Scientific Center (Museu
do Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau)

The Museum is organized in two sections: The Historical
Macao between 16th and 17th centuries and Chinese Art
Collection. The first section displays the results of the
historical researches on Portuguese-Chinese relations and
Macao and the second section presents Chinese art. The
Museum also hosts temporary exhibitions.

  • Rua da Junqueira, 30
  • +351 21 361 75 70
  • +351 21 362 78 59
  • Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
    Sundays between 12.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • 14, 27, 32, 43, 49, 51, 56, 112
  • 15

Pharmacy Museum (Museu da Farmácia)

The Museum exhibits various documents and objects related
to pharmaceutical science and techniques from
Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome, Inca and the European pharmacy
from the Middle Ages to 1900s.

  • Rua Marechal Saldanha, 1
  • +351 21 340 06 80
  • Week-days from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and last
    Sunday of each month from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • 100, 58
  • 28
  • Bica
  • Chiado

Children's Museum (Museu das Crianças)

The Museum promises fun to the children while conducting
interactive learning in themes like history, science, music
and environment.

  • Pç. Império (Moving from the Naval Museum to
    a different location soon)
  • +351 21 362 28 28
  • From Tuesday to Sunday
  • 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51
  • 15
  • Belém (Cascais line)

The Orient Museum (Museu do Oriente)

Opened in 2008 in a former warehouse, the Orient Museum mirrors Portuguese presence in Asia throughout over five centuries. The Museum exhibits impressive Indo-Portuguese pieces, Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese ceramics, textiles, furnishings, paintings, and masks.

  • Avenida Brasília, Doca de Alcântara
  • +351 21 358 52 00
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00-18.00. Friday: 10.00-22.00 (Free entry from 18.00 to 22.00) Closed: Monday, 1 January and 25 December.
  • 706 - 12 - 713 - 714 - 720 - 727 - 28 - 738 – 742 - 49 - 751 - 56 - 60
  • 15E - 18E
  • Cascais Line (Alcântara Station),Azambuja Line (Alcântara Terra).At the Alcântara Sation there is an underground crossing with exit near the Museum.