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Museu da Marinha

Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0019
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Ranked #81 of 425 things to do in Lisbon
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The world-famous Maritime Museum in Belem has a children’s section as...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.)
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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Montreal, Canada
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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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Algarve
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Fabulous trip through Portugal's navigational history which took them to all corners of the world. Amazing to even just see the main map on the wall as you enter the museum. D. Manuel was quite a character and so was D. Henrique! Great to see the treasures and to wind your way to the royal galleons at the end! Worth... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Very disappointing, for the most part. It cost 6 euros per adult to get in. They were out of English language brochures. Many of the displays were reproductions. Others were very modern. Poor translations. Some of the things were interesting. The most interesting were the display of royal barges and the gift shop. Agree with a prior reviewer that with... More 

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Brazil
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It's very interesting museum about the Portugal's navigations. In the entrance you can see a huge maritime map on the wall of the time of great navigations. The museum has a good variety of navigation objects and try to tell us the history of Portugal maritime past.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum has 2 parts; one is a hall of old boats (some royal), and the other hall is a museum dedicated to the Portuguese navigators. It is an informative museum with models of what they thought some of the ships looked like and many portraits of the navigators. It is a museum that you can get through in 1.5... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The entrance is situated on the left wing of the monastery. A full price ticket was 6€ but we got 25% off with the LisboaCard. It starts with the earliest history of the Voyagers of Discovery by showing various scaled models of ships and naval uniforms worn during those periods. There were maps showing the trading routes to the east... More 

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