The Navy Museum (Portuguese: Museu de Marinha) is a maritime museum in Lisbon, dedicated to all aspects of the history of navigation in Portugal. The museum is administered by the Portuguese Navy and is located in the tourist district of Belém. It occupies a part of the neo-Manueline Western wing of the Jerónimos Monastery with the National Museum of Archaeology, as well as a modern annex built to the North of the monastery.
The history of the museum is connected to King Luís I (1838-1889), who had a strong interest in oceanographic studies and an accomplished navigator himself. In 1863, he began collecting items related to the preservation of maritime history of Portugal, a collection that was enlarged in the following decades, culminating in the inauguration of the Maritime Museum in 1963 in its present location.
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Kyle D | Apr 15, 2018
The museum is small, and only part of it (the exhibit as of April 2018) has translation into English. Overall you could spend one hour here and be in and out. I would spend the time wandering the inside of the monastery instead. There is some really well thought out history and story line in the off-chamber rooms that made for a good read! Get the combo ticket for 12EUR here and then you can SKIP THE QUEUE at the monastery!!! So amazing.
Adrian Costea | Apr 12, 2018
Great museum. I made a good choice by visiting this one. Interesting stuff, and the stories are great. If you get here you need to read the stories.
Alek Tro | Feb 25, 2018
Another interesting museum in Lisbon with magnificent exhibitions. In my opinion everyone will find something entertaining thus it is totally worth to visit :) It could be great supplement of your visit in Belem District. Additionally, you have to see beautiful architecture of building!
Marcin Kmera | Apr 19, 2018
This museum is loceted near the monastery. It has loads of exhibits about the nautical and naval history of Portugal and Lisbon. Increasingly ornate and large rowing and sailing ships.
Sergio a | Apr 16, 2018
Great museum, not too busy, reasonably priced and lots to see. A replica ship from the 17th century was amazing to see.
Chateau Versailles | Jun 1, 2018
Very interesting museum if you are interested in the maritime history of Portuguese navigators and its boats. Here you can purchase a combo ticket for both this museum and the Jeronimos (which allows you to bypass the long queue). The kids found this museum very informative and interesting. It wasn't expensive and there was nobody in line.
Bogdan Stoica | Jun 5, 2018
Almost everything from small scale models to large 1:1 models. First rooms are with small models and the expo closes with a hangar were are some big boats... it's a very nice place... I had a good time.
Graham Seymour | Jun 10, 2018
don't miss the display out the back where all the good stuff is displayed including 17th century royal barges in perfect condition very ornate and provides a real unrestored insight into the wealth and power of the old kings
Slawomir Lesniewski | May 29, 2018
I went there only because my wife wanted to go, but I found it just great. You mast vist this place if you in Lisboa. Small tip, you need really good camera to take good pictures there, as you can't use flash and it's dark there.
Manuel Nunes | Jul 11, 2018
Interesting museum covering Portugal's connection with the sea with special focus on Portugal's discoveries period. Though most of the items showing are not originals reverting several times to copies or miniatures it presents a cool and educational chronological path which young kids of school age will enjoy. Reasonably priced is also a plus.
Gregory Harris | Jul 13, 2018
Unless you are a huge maritime fan, you probably want to skip this museum. It is mostly models of old ships and reproductions of famous sailors. There are enough boats outside to satisfy most people.
Kim Koenigs | Jun 24, 2018
Spent all afternoon in the museum. Very easy to navigate. Chicked full of well organized information and exhibits. Beautiful collection of historical ships and paintings. Fantastic!
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