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 communicate and how communication can be fun:
- “Winning the Distance” is a trip on the history of Posts and Telecommunications and the improvement of techniques that enabled man to communicate increasingly fast and efficient – from the telegraph to the satellite in the case of telecommunications, or from the carriage of Mala Posta to the hybrid mail, in case of post mail.
- “House of the Future”: the evolution of electronics and information systems made people increase their demands on comfort, safety, resource management and reliability of communication. The House of the Future shows the visitor how these expectations may be achieved in a careful and realistic anticipation of a more sustainable future.
- “Mala-Posta”: recreates situations of late 18th century associated with the transport of mail and people in changing stations.
Opening hours: Weekdays from 10.00am to 6.00pm, Saturdays from 2.00pm to 6.00pm. Last Thursday of the month from 10.00am to 10.00pm (free entrance between 6.00pm and 10.00pm). Closed on Sundays, holidays and August.