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Museu da Marinha

Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal (Baixa)
+351 21 362 0019
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As featured in Lisbon for young kids
Ranked #47 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This museum was really interesting. One unique aspect was the plethora of uniforms on display - particularly those of the marine/naval infantry forces. There were, of course, great ship models. The only downside was the lack a strong display regarding the navy's role in the African wars in the 1960s and '70s. No fear English-only speakers, almost every display was... More

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went to Belem on a sunday morning, and while there were crowds waiting to enter the monastery, the entrance of the maritime museum on the back side of the monastery was empty. The building itself is beautiful, and the museum is very interesting, telling the proud history of Portugal in navigation and discovering, through many models of famous ships.... More

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Odessa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's very interesting museum. It has alot of things which are interested either childrend and adults. Everyone can find something there. Don't forget admission is free on first Sunday of every month

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A must see if you have some interest in military history and discoveries. You even get to see real weapons, armors, uniforms and plenty of models from the first exploration WarShip -1300 to the latest -2008. The museum is arranged in a way that you begin back in times and walk up to modern days while witnessing the evolution of... More

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Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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.

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Dunmow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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Campbell, CA
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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

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Belgrade, Serbia
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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

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San Mateo, California
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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.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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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

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