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

Museum of Portuguese Music – Casa Verdades de Faria

The Museum of Portuguese Music is installed in the beautiful Casa Verdades de Faria, located at Monte Estoril. In the origin of this building is the suggestive Tower of St. Patrick, built in 1918 by the will of George O’Neill, a direct descendant of the Irish Royal Family. The project is from the renowned architect Raul […]

Museum of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The Museum of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has its origin in the magnificent private collection of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, an Armenian wealthy businessman, pioneer in oil exploration and a great art lover. After his death in 1955, he left his goods to Portugal in the form of a foundation bearing his name. This was opened […]

Music Museum

Located in the subway station of Alto dos Moinhos, in Benfica, the Music Museum has the mission to preserve, study and promote the Portuguese musicological heritage. It was opened in 1994 with one of the richest collections of musical instruments in Europe from the 16th to the 20th century. Most of the pieces were collected […]

National Archaeological Museum

José Leite de Vasconcelos founded the National Archaeological Museum in 1893. Installed since 1903 in the west wing of the Jerónimos Monastery (in the former monks’ dormitory), its estate is made up of the collections of its founder and the one from the archaeologist Estácio da Veiga and of some other pieces coming from institutions such […]

National Museum of Ancient Art

Also known as the “green windows” Museum, so named because that is the color of its windows, the National Museum of Ancient Art is installed, since its foundation, in the Alvor-Pombal Palace (17th century). It was created in 1884 in response to the need for a unique home to the valuable works of art that […]

National Theatre Museum

The National Theatre Museum is installed in the Monteiro-Mor Palace (Lumiar), surrounded by a magnificent botanical garden of 11 hectares planted in the 18th century, and that is one of the best green spaces in Lisbon. Of the original Palace, also of the 18th century, little remains as a great fire in 1970 only left […]

National Tile Museum

Housed in the beautiful Madre de Deus Convent, on East Lisbon, the National Tile Museum is a very attractive and unique place to go. The visit to the museum (established in 1980) includes the magnificent spaces of the convent (itself already an authentic tile museum), like the wonderful baroque church with blue and white tile […]

Navy Museum

The Navy Museum is located in Belém, in the north and west wings of the Jerónimos Monastery and is one of the most visited in Lisbon. It was King Luís, in 1863, who began its story declaring the establishment of a collection of testimonies of the Portuguese maritime activity. One hundred years later, in August 1962, the Navy […]

Oriente Museum

The Museu do Oriente is the result of the Fundação Oriente great desire to create a museum that would tell the story of Portuguese relations with the East, since the arrival of Vasco da Gama to India, in 1498, to the present day. The chosen place to install the museum was a building in the […]

Pharmacy Museum

The Pharmacy Museum was opened in 1996, in the typical Santa Catarina neighbourhood, in front of a nice belvedere. It is the result of the National Association of Pharmacies will, in having a museum that would represent its professional area. But, it’s mainly the result of the generous donation made by Dr. Salgueiro Basso of […]