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Museu da Marinha

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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0019
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as well...
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.)
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Nautical History

The museum has a large collection of model ships, nautical military uniforms, nautical navigation equipment such as compasses, sextants, and a lot of other impressive devices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Champaign, Illinois
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Champaign, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The museum has a large collection of model ships, nautical military uniforms, nautical navigation equipment such as compasses, sextants, and a lot of other impressive devices, plus paintings of ships and the Tagus River, and explanations of everything in both Portuguese and English, along with the historical significance of each item. The second building also has barges and a few... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Well captioned in Portuguese and English. No audio tours. Lots of exhibits due to the rich nautical history. Took me about 1.5 hr to finish, perhaps because I browsed rather quickly. Not a place I would necessarily recommend to a first time visitor to Lisbon. But to be fair, my spouse and I not really nautico-philes.

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Holt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As we found in several of Lisbon's museums, the displays here were excellent with very good descriptions in very good English. The models of the old sailing ships were a joy to behold. It was a really excellent visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited this thinking we'd probably breeze through however it was well done and very interesting. The final stage with the royal barges and early maritime planes were impressive. We had a nice quick ish lunch at the cafe and thought all was good value for money.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We did not expect to spend three hours here but we're so interested in the history and models of ships time flew by.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Has all sorts of interesting scale models boats, ships, subs to original full size planes (float type of course), huge rowing boat, canons, fascinating semi-mobile water pumps 3 of them and breathtaking paintings. Well worth a visit.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

While the english were punting on the thames in the mid15th century, the Portuguese were sailing up and down the west african coast and almost certainly but secretly discovering the Americas. If the thought of this floats your boat, then this is the place for you. Sited in this huge vacuous annex of the magnificent mosteiro dos jeronimos marvel at... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Take half day to visit this museum if you wont to understand history of discovering and beginning of first globalization done by Portuguese sea-men and ships. Looking at construction of ships is coming to your mind a Q: HOW DO THE DID IT? Great location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have visited many maritime museums, but this one is something special, only looking alone at the building that houses the museum! The collection is great, roomy lay-out. A must for the Maritime lover

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Staines, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Well if your in to ships and boats this is the place for you. The first part of the museum only contains models of boats and some props. The second part does have some real barges but no ships to look around. I definitely learnt something here and it's worth a visit just to see the extremely detailed models. Great... More 

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