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Museu de Marinha, Lisbon

Categories: Military Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Narrating the rich history of Portugal's maritime achievements, Museu de Marinha boasts a collection of more than 17,000 nautical items. Housed inside the west wing of a Neo-Manueline monastery, the museum's exhibits evoke the country's domination of the seas during the so-called Age of Discoveries. Highlights include seaplanes, firefighting machines, reconstructions of royal barges, and 17th century globes depicting the world before the European discovery of Australia. Pay special attention to the museum's oldest exhibit: a wooden figure of Archangel Raphael that accompanied explorer Vasco da Gama on his famed voyage to India. Check the website for tickets, special events, and guided tours. Take a look at our Lisbon family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Museu de Marinha and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Lisbon Maritime Museum is huge, spreading out through three wings of the St. Jerome monastery. It displays some 17,000 naval artifacts, including the world's largest collection of astrolabes. The ...  read more »
  • Very comprehensive Museum. Boats of all sizes. The Portuguese discoveries, are well documented. Visit required!
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  • A wonderful museum celebrating the history of navigation and marine exploration. Great paintings, model ships and history from days gone past. A very unique experience about a nation that discovered m...  read more »
  • A very worthwhile and well-thought-out museum housing artifacts and stories from Portugal's rich maritime history. Plenty of historical maps and incredibly detailed model ships in addition to reconstructed cabins from the royal barges.
  • I was very excited to visit cause Portugal=exploration. A bit disappointing. Not much on discoveries and a lot about the last two centuries. Nice building, great replicas
  • A lot of things to see. Very big and interesting. Entrance is not too expensive. Really good museum. I really enjoyed not only the real ships but also the miniature models.
  • This museum is great! Many pieces from Portugal navy history. My favourites; the ship models. Free to visit on the first Sunday of the month.
  • Part of the exhibition was closed for renovations, we received a discount to compensate for this. Worth visiting due to Portugal's naval past, but (at the time of writing this) this is a traditional museum with a lot of ship replicas and paintings. It lacks interactive, creative displays that I have seen elsewhere, such as mockups of ship interiors, audiovisual elements, etc., and does not really help the visitor experience life at sea.
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