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Coach Museum

Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Belem, Portugal
21-361-0850
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As featured in Lisbon for young kids
Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Belem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace, the museum features coaches and carriages dating back to the seventeenth... more » Owner description: Located in an 18th-century riding academy attached to the royal palace, the museum features coaches and carriages dating back to the seventeenth century. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Coaches from 17th century onwards – This is a unique collection – the largest and finest in Europe. There is exquisite gold leaf decoration in gold on some. Huge range, from everyday utilitarian carriages, to ceremonial carriages of great beauty, some belonging to Europe’s wealthiest royal families Clear explanations in English of history of coach and use and types of... More

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Went to the museum thinking we would be in and out in about 30 minutes but we were very pleasantly surprised by the the exhibition of coaches! I personally downloaded the app on my phone to help me. Well worth a visit. We even missed the tram because we spent more time than we selected looking at the beautiful exhibits.

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Poland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This museum is a museum that traces and houses the evolution that coaches saw. Though it was a very informative visit, but it was alright for a one time visit. The museum also had WI-fi. We visited it on a Sunday and got to see it for free. DO take a guide along else it can get boring here.

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It is a small but very curious place ... I highly recomend you to visit it! I guess i can say that this museum is in top ten most intresting i saw in Lisbon

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edinburgh
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A wonderful collection of old (and 1 newish) stagecoaches from across europe which where given/bought and made by/to the old Portugese royal family. There is also the coach in which King Carlos was assasinated in 1908 (inluding bulliet holes) There is information on the history of each coach in 3 languages (Portugese, English and French) and it only costs 5... More

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London
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The coaches are really lovely and there is good bite sized info on each of them and you can get really close up to look at them. The only slightly negative is that the lighting is low, so you can't see some of the details, but I guess for preservation, this is a small price to pay. A nice hour... More

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Warsaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Museu Nacional dos Coches - another attraction in Belém district. The museum has one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world, being one of the most visited museums of the city. With funny sedan chair section :).

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

National Coach Museum is not well-known one in Lisbon but I absolutely recommend to see it. If you go to see Belem Tower, Padrao dos Descobrimentos or Igreja dos Jeronimos, you should add this museum to your list. It is very close both of them. It operates in an old and small building. It is well preserved building. Even you... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I really enjoy museums like this, and wouldn't have wanted to miss it, but it really should be called the collection of royal ceramonial carriages. They're magnificent, sometimes bizarre, but I'd like the collection to be balanced with more of the royals' everyday transportion, plus some ordinary public and private vehicles. Definitely a don't miss, though, for anyone interested in... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you visit Belem for the more famous attractions (Monument to the Discoveries, Tower of Belem, Jeronimo Monastery) make time to visit this wonderful collection of historic coaches, housed in a beautiful old building. The collection dates back to the early 1600's and features 30+ royal conveyances from the height of power and prestige of the Portugese monarchy, as well... More

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