The best museums to visit in Lisbon

Quais os melhores museus para visitar em Lisboa

Lisbon offers a wide range of museums dedicated to arts, science, history, etc.

Get to know the best museums to visit in Lisbon!

 

The National Coach Museum

This is undoubtedly the most visited museum in Lisbon.

It gathers and safeguards the most finest collection of historical carriages in the world, from the 16th to 19th century, belonging to the Portuguese Royal House.

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Location: Avenida da Índia 136, 1300-004 Lisboa

Website: Museu dos Coches

Navy Museum

It is located in the west wing of the Jeronimos Monastery due of its a great symbol of the maritime conquests and the relationship with the Portuguese sea – Belém saw the beginning of many of these adventures. It is the second most visited museum in Lisbon.

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Location: Praça do Império, 1400-206 Lisboa

Website: Museu da Marinha

National Museum of Natural History and Science

The museum is divided into areas: Botany (Botanical Garden), Minerals and Geology and Zoology and Anthropology.

This museum promotes curiosity and knowledge about Nature and Science – anthropology, zoology, paleontology and mineralogy.

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Website: Museu Nacional de História

Electricity Museum

The museum presents in its spaces the past, the present and the future of Energy. It also houses a great diversity of temporary exhibitions in the areas of photography, sculpture, painting, etc.

This museum is located in an old thermo-electric unit where you can still find all the machinery in excellent condition. The power station, when still working, illuminated the city of Lisbon for more than 4 decades.

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Location: Avenida de Brasília, 1300-598 Lisboa

Website: Museu da Electricidade

Fado Museum

This museum consecrates the whole universe of Fado.

This museum has a permanent exhibition area, a temporary exhibition space, a documentation center, a themed store, an auditorium, a restaurant and the Museum School, where Portuguese guitar courses are taught.

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Location: Largo Chafariz de Dentro 1, 1100-139 Lisboa

Website: Museu do Fado

Water Museum

The Water Museum brings together a series of monuments and buildings built between the 18th and 19th centuries, which represent an important chapter in the history of water supply in Lisbon.

This historical-cultural museum is installed in the dependencies of the Barbadinhos Steam Station (the city’s first steam pumping station), although it also includes the Amoreiras “Mãe d`Água” Reservoir and the “Águas Livres” Aqueduct.

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Location: Rua do Alviela, 12, 1170 – 046 Lisboa

Website: Museu da Água

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

A project by the architects Alberto Pessoa, Pedro Cid and Ruy de Athouguia that has a collection of approximately six thousand pieces of ancient and modern art, of which only a thousand are opened to the public.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has two art collections – Founder’s Collection and Modern Collection – and an extensive exhibition programme.

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Location: Avenida de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa

Website: Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

Design and Fashion Museum

It is considered to be one of the best Design museums in Europe, a must-see. Its exhibition is made up of a thousand objects of furniture and design pieces, it also has 1200 haute couture pieces representing the most remarkable artistic moments of the 20th century.

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Location: Rua Augusta nº24, 1100-053 Lisboa

Website: Museu do Design e da Moda

Museu do Design e da Moda

National Museum of Ancient Art

This museum hosts the most important public collection of ancient art in the country. With around 40,000 pieces of European, Asian, and African painting, sculpture, drawing and decorative arts, its certainly worth the visit!

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Location: Rua das Janelas Verdes, 1249-017 Lisboa

Website: Museu de Arte Antiga

Tile Museum

Located in the old “Madre de Deus” Convent, it was in 1509 by Queen Leonor.

It is one of the most important museums in Portugal for its examples of the evolution of the Ceramics and Tiles art in Portugal.

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Location: Rua da Madre de Deus, 4, 1900-312 Lisboa

Website: Museu do Azulejo

Museu do Azulejo

Fundação Oriente Museum

The museum gathers collections that have Asia as the main theme, in the historical, religious, anthropological and artistic aspects.

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Location: Avenida Brasília 352, 1350 Lisboa

Website: Museu do Oriente

Museu do Oriente