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

Museu das Comunicações

Belonging to the Portuguese Communications Foundation, the Museum of Communications was created in 1997 with the intention to preserve and disseminate the historical and technological heritage of the communications. The museum shows 3 permanent exhibitions with thematic itineraries and interactive animations that allow visitors to discover the evolution world of communications, the man’s need to […]

Museu de São Roque

The Museum of St. Roque is located on top of the attractive Rua da Misericordia, next to the church with the same name. The museum and the church were built in the 16th century by the Society of Jesus in the way the Jesuits conceived the ideal man: austere on the outside and rich on the […]

Museu do Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau

The Museum of the Scientific and Cultural Centre of Macao (MCCCM) is located in Junqueira and was opened in 1999. It features two different but complementary exhibitions: The 1st exhibition invites us to know the cultural aspects of the Luso-Chinese secular relations. Here, we are introduced on the historical and cultural condition of Macau in […]

Museu do Mar – Rei D. Carlos

Situated in Cascais upper centre, the King Carlos Sea Museum, pays homage in its name to the penultimate Portuguese King, a great oceanographer and sea lover. In 1992, the Municipality of Cascais inaugurated this museum dedicated to the sea, and gave it the king’s name as recognition for his contribution on the promotion of the […]

Museu Etnográfico da Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa

The Ethnographic Museum is located in the beautiful building of the Geographical Society of Lisbon, next to the Coliseu dos Recreios. It is found on the 2nd floor, on a magnificent room 50 m long that accompanies the entire facade of the building. The interior is entirely decorated in the taste of the 19th century […]

Museu Geológico

The Geological Museum is located in the birthplace of the Portuguese Geology and Archaeology. It was around the year of 1859, when the national pioneers of geology, Carlos Ribeiro; Nery Delgado, Pereira da Costa, Paul Choffat and others, begun to collect samples of fossils, rocks, minerals and archaeological objects, constituting then the first collections displayed in […]

Museu Maçónico Português

Founded in 1984, the Portuguese Masonic Museum has the purpose of raising awareness of Freemasonry, its activities and its history in Portugal. It’s located in Bairro Alto, in the headquarters of Grande Oriente Lusitano, which is a Masonic Obedience founded in 1802 by some Portuguese free-masons. Initially the museum had a limited collection, but, over […]

Museu Nacional de Etnologia

The National Museum of Ethnology was created in 1965 and is located in the neighbourhood of Restelo. As its name implies, this museum shows to visitors, artefacts from several people, so-called primitive, from the most varied origins. Collected since the first Portuguese maritime voyages, to the most recent travellers (as the anthropologist Jorge Dias and his […]

Museu Nacional de História Natural

Situated in the attractive Rua da Escola Politecnica, the National Museum of Natural History belongs to the University of Lisbon. Together they promote scientific research and dissemination in the fields of zoology, anthropology, mineralogy, palaeontology and botanic. The historical building where the museum is standing, exists (together with the Science Museum) since the 17th century, […]

Museum of Modern Art

Located in Sintra on an old casino (1920), the Museum of Modern Art shows part of the Berardo collection of modern and contemporary art that is not displayed in the Berardo museum in Lisbon. In 1997, after the restoration of the beautiful building, the museum opened doors with a collection that shows the main artistic […]