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Museu de Marinha, Lisbon

(4.3/5 based on 750+ 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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  • Great history of Portugal is linked to the sea, I could not miss this museum. Model ships, paintings, weapons, medals, maps, astrolabes, steering wheels, detail of decoration of the Royal yachts and finally Gallery of these ships. It's cool! Only if you're with your child take at least marine reference nodes or acquaintance yachtsman. Issues like each stand set. The cost for adults (13-64) Euro 6.5 Lisboa Card discount of 25%.
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  • This museum does not fall within the list of the free of the Lisboa Card, but worth paying to enter and also make you a small discount for having the card. Very well connected, photos without problems can be, staff is friendly and polite. If not would have lost the time in see the Museum national of archaeology, it would have enjoyed much better. Has multitude of models of different vessels and artifacts floating of the history of the navigation. Military uniforms, themes, etc... Out of the first zone, moves on to a second where there is a large ship with different boats from different eras. To the end there is a restaurant whose letter not is bad and the prices are adjusted. Highly recommended.
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  • Because the queue in front of the Hieronymites monastery in Bélem (Lisbon) was too long for us, we went to the Navy Museum (at the rear end of the monastery) - a fabulous treasure for all who are interested in ships and also for those who want to learn more about civil and military shipping. Fantastic exhibits, well explained, sufficient seats, WC, brings back memories of several pirate movies partly. Excellent presentation, a few visitors (so quietly) and extremely impressive!
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  • Nice museum with a TON of scale models of the ships of Portugal (and some of elsewhere). A bit repetitive to a point but it gives you a chance to investigate as you see fit. The models were meticulously done and beautiful, very educational as well. You almost felt like you were on the deck! Very cool to see the King and Queen's life-sized quarters and we really loved the section with all the royal barges and aircraft. I'd definitely say it was worth the visit if you like ships/boats or maritime history! English translations left a little to be desired.
  • 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.
  • Great exhibit of the Portuguese naval history, with lots of models to see. Perhaps a bit too many models as after a while it gets a little tedious, but still a good way to learn about the discoveries.
  • 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.
  • 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