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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
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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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Interesting Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lots and lots of model boats, costumes etc. Very little to put the voyages of discovery into contexts- what happened, who did them, what difference did they make. A small but interesting section on the Angola and related wars. The section on royal barges was tedious. We were in and out in less than 45 minutes - 2 adults and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Although this museum has an undoubtedly great collection, we think its presentation can be greatly improved, particularly for the non-Portuguese visitor without in-depth knowledge of the country's history. After a long section on Portugal's earliest voyages, you're dumped right in the middle of the 19th century without any context. Models of ships used in wars are presented without any explanation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I thought when my husband said he wished to visit this museum "boring", It goes against the grain to admit it but it was brilliant. Accessible, friendly staff, clean and interesting. Every exhibit was well presented and described. Well worth a visit.

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The Museu da Marinha is well worth the 6 Euro admission price if you have even a slight interest in nautical history. The Portuguese were a very integral part of the opening of many of the old world trade routes. Their contributions to navigational techniques were critical to the explorations of the new world. The museum houses many models outlining... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We spent a day in Belem which was very nice. After the monastery, it was raining so went to the Naval Museum. It was very interesting with a lot of items. Helped pass the time. Portugal has a huge naval history and the boats at the end were interesting. It's not as good as the one in Madrid but better... More 

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