Museums

MudeLisbon has more than 50 Museums, which exhibit pieces and works of art ranging from Antiquity to the present day. In a city with more than 3,000 years of history, there are traces dating from its founding by the Phoenicians, pieces that testify the Portuguese discoveries of the XV to the XVII centuries or even design pieces signed by famous international designers of this century. Art works (by artists such as Dürer, Bosch, Picasso, Jean Paul Gaultier, Paula Rego), sciences, ethnography, music, all of this can be found in Lisbon’s Museums. Most of them charge an entrance fee (information on prices can be found on each page), but on Sundays and until 14h00, entrance is free in all public Museums.

Museums in Lisbon

Fernando Pessoa House

The Fernando Pessoa House, in Campo de Ourique, is exactly the same house where the great Portuguese poet lived the last 15 years of his life. When it was inaugurated, back in 1993, the façade and Pessoa’s old room were the only original elements left. Everything else had to be restored and adapt to its […]

House-Museum Doutor Anastácio Gonçalves

The House-Museum Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves, or House Malhoa, was built in 1904 by the architect Norte Júnior, to be the house and studio of the painter José Malhoa. The house was awarded with the Valmor prize due to its architectural beauty in art nouveau style. In 1932, it was acquired by the renowned ophthalmologist and […]

José Saramago Foundation

José Saramago Foundation is a repository of the life and works of the Portuguese writer who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998. It was Saramago himself who signed the declaration of principles that defined the statutes of this foundation, on the 29th of June 2007. Casa dos Bicos, an ancient palace owned by […]

Lighthouse Museum of Santa Marta

The Lighthouse Museum of Santa Marta is located in Cascais, near the marina, on a place of great beauty. It was in 1868 that the 17th century military fort was added with a lighthouse, which mechanism was automated in 1981 and dispensed the constant presence of the lighthouse keeper. In 2007 it was transformed into the […]

Marioneta Museum

Housed since 2001 in the beautiful Bernardas Convent (17th century), the Museum of Puppetry is the only museum in the country dedicated to the collection, study, preservation and dissemination of the puppet and the puppet theatre. The original museum was created by the Puppet Company of São Lourenço (St. Lawrence), a travelling theatre company that […]

Militar Museum

The place where it is today the Military Museum is since the reign of King Manuel I, the site for deposit of military equipment and workshops for gunpowder manufacture and artillery foundry. King John V ordered the construction of the existing building, naming the French Fernando de Larre as its architect. It was partially destroyed […]

Museu Antoniano

This small museum is dedicated to the most popular Portuguese saint: St. Anthony (Lisbon about 1190, Padua, 1232). It is located near Lisbon’s Cathedral, just next to St. Anthony’s Church. It is believed that under this temple, was the house where the saint was born and raised. The current church dates from the end of the […]

Museu da Carris

The Carris Museum is located in the Alcântara district, in a former central station of the public transport company Carris. The museum preserves and displays the company’s heritage by showing the development of public transportation in Lisbon. The museum is divided into three distinct areas and the transition between each is via a tram that […]

Museu da Cerveja

Museu da Cerveja (the Beer Museum) works as museum, restaurant and brewery. On the upper floor, the Portuguese beer culture is displayed in a somehow museological way and on the ground floor, one can actually taste said beers and related gastronomy. Thus, Museu da Cerveja approaches both story and gastronomy at the same time. It’s located […]

Museu da Presidência da República

This museum was created with the purpose of presenting the history of the Presidents of the Portuguese Republic, as well as the Belém Palace, where it is installed. The Belém Palace, official residence of the President of Portugal, was built in the 16th century and later it was acquired by King John V to serve […]