We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maritime Museum

Praca do Imperio 1400-206, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)
213620019
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #44 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book a Tour

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
Write a Review

195 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    79
    82
    24
    6
    4
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This museum has so much material that could be used to tell the history of how continents were discovered, about colonialism and its consequenses and the rise and fall of a super power. But it just doesn't do that.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunmow
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Overall a bit of a let down, considering the wealth of naval history the Portuguese have. Just didn't feel the story got told in any sense, there were plenty of scale models but it was all about the 'how' and not about the 'why'. Didn't compare at all favourably with the Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Admission is cheap (~EUR6) but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Campbell, CA
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was much more interesting that I thought it would be. It was fascinating to see all of the ships that sailed the seas when Portugal dominated the oceans. Upon entering the museum, one sees the map of the world as seen through the Portugese explorors. It's very impressive. The main hall contains numerous sailing vessels, including side views of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There is large amount of ship models and parts of actual ships, for anyone that is a fan of nautical history this place is a must see. It takes you back to the time when great explorers were set to sail into the unknown and you realize what kind of a naval force Portugal actual was. Everything is placed in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Mateo, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

For a country that prides itself on its discoveries, they should have a more captivating museum. It has nIce models of ships and some videos, but overall the visit doesn't really pull people into the history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zichron Yaakov, Israel
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very interesting, shows the history of this great nation. audiovisuals could be improved. Entrance fee is reasonable

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
756 reviews 756 reviews
502 attraction reviews
513 helpful votes 513 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

While this museum may not be for everyone, transportation or history buffs will love this museum that educate about the Age of Discovery, its key players, and the ships and ship building process in history. Located near the Tower of Belem and Belem station the museum is conveniently located to several other destinations. The museum also gives insight to Portugal... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weston, Fl
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
44 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was of special interest to me as Navigation has been my job and my hobby all my adult life and since many of the voyages of discovery were to my homeland in the New World. I was not disappointed, the museum is well located close to the Belem Tower and The Monument Of Discovery and the Jeronimos Monastery, all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cessnock, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We knew something of the Portuguese Voyages of Discovery and Vasco de Gama but this exhibition really puts their extraordinary achievements in perspective. Well curated exhibition, beautiful exhibition space and at the end there is a excellent presentation on Portugal as a colonial power. Had no idea they had been so determined to hang onto their colonies, a well documented... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kennebunkport, Maine
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

we decided to check out this museum since my husband likes boats, fishes and worked for a major shipbuilder. For me, a non-lover of all things marine- it just seemed like a lot of models and boat things. I basically just walked through the whole place. At first I looked at a few items but after awhile it was all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Maritime Museum also viewed

 

Been to Maritime Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Maritime Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing