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Maritime Museum

Praca do Imperio 1400-206, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
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As featured in Lisbon for young kids
Ranked #40 of 214 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as well as ship models. Portugal was a world leader in maritime exploration... more » Owner description: The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as well as ship models. Portugal was a world leader in maritime exploration (Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, etc.) « less
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed this peaceful and interesting museum away from the tourist hoards. Fantastic collection of model boats. Would be great place to go with kids. Cafe is awful paid 3 euros for a machine made cappuccino which was in fact a hot chocolate.

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London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
48 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I visited here on Sunday so no entrance fee is needed. I don't really know how to appreciate the history. it didnt aroused my interest towards it.

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london
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77 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

I am not a ship enthusiast but we really enjoyed visiting the Maritime museum after our visit to the jeronimos monastery. Uniforms of navy officers and maritime history of the portuguese including vasca da gama. Fantastic ships and models. Well worth a visit and the small entrance fee

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This museum is quite a ways from the center of the city. If taking the bus, take the 15E (have the 2.85 euro change ready to buy the ticket on the bus) and get off at the monastery. While you are out here, go by the monastery and Belem Tower as well as Casa Pasteis de Belem for a traditional... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I stumbled onto this museum at one of the stops for a double-decker bus tour. The exterior has some great examples of what artillery can do to the hull of a ship; they're right out there in the open for you to get up-close and personal. Inside, for a very reasonable admission price, you can follow the history of the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

When in Rome... ehm... Lisbon, visiting the maritime museum is intuitively appealing. You can learn about early ship making and colonization; key processes in Portuguese history. Well worth the trip!

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Halifax, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Just a brilliant look at Portuguese royal and navel history. Covers over 400 years of navel mastery from the age of sail to present.

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edinburgh
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A truely wonderful museum packed full of artifacts, history, information, statues, ships etc. The museum gives a total history of Portugals martime culture. 5 euros is a snip it also has discount with the Lisbon card. a must visit. give yourself 2 hours to see this wonderful museum

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Sacramento, California
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I enjoyed going through the large and endless halls of the museum. They have actual parts of the ships that Vasco Da Gamma sailed to India with. They have modern as well as old ship models. The inside of Portugal's last monarch's personal yacht is also on display, which was quite fascinating. If you are into maritime history and did... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This museum is simply delightful! Upon walking in, you are greeted by a huge map of Portuguese explorations and statues of the giants of Portuguese maritime history. Then as you continue, you are overwhelmed by maps, globes, cannon, hundreds of dazzling models of ships and maritime uniforms. The real start of the museum is the royal barge exhibit, where several... More

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