MUDE-Museu do Design e da Moda

MUDE-Museu do Design e da Moda

MUDE-Museu do Design e da Moda
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Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
How to get there
  • Baixa/Chiado • 4 min walk
  • Terreiro do Paço • 5 min walk
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4.0 of 5 bubbles363 reviews
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Fiona H
Melbourne, Australia1,155 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
Take no notice of the Trip Advisor information, this museum is closed for the moment. I like many people stood outside hoping that there was something I wasn't seeing in the sign. There is, however, a notice to the left of the door advising that the museum is temporarily closed. There isn't any indication as to how long temporary may be.
Written May 31, 2016
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CalandDel
Glasgow, UK142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
When we entered the museum we were pleasantly surprised to find it was free, as all the other musuems we had visited in Lisbon charged for entry. We were given a quick explanation of the layout of the museum by one of the staff and advised on where we could and could not take photographs.

On the ground floor the collection weaves its way around the granite counter of the old bank (which has survived the demolition hammers with only a few dents) with a timeline of design classics in furniture, kitchenware, clothing and an interesting collection of Portuguese silverware. Although each section is small, it gives you a flavour of each decade and the changes in style, materials and innovation.

The first floor was an exhibition of Portuguese furniture and had a slight Ikea flatpack feel, but with far more design and imagination!

When we visited, on the top floor there was a temporary exhibition of beautiful costumes for opera, ballet and film, designed by António Lagarto, which showed off his impressive skill as a designer and incredible attention to detail. Make sure you find the little cinema to the left before the exit, showing clips of the costumes brought to glorious life on stage. If you are in Lisbon and this exhibition is still running, we would highly recommend you go see it (the exhibition runs to 24 May 2015).

In the basement vault behind the iron bars and 2 feet thick steel doors (thanks Chubb) clever use had been made of the hundreds of strong boxes for a temporary exhibition of eyewear stretching from the late 1700s to the modern day.

This museum is a really imaginative use of the building and the temporary exhibitions help fill it, but even without these it is an interesting space stripped back to it's bones.
Written March 31, 2015
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
The MUDE was just a few blocks from our Airbnb apartment on Rua Augusta. My daughter, who is a fashion designer, found the museum for us. The collection is not very large. It was interesting and took about a hour to look through.
Written November 26, 2016
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yasminshirley
London, UK56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
As a fashion management graduate, I was hugely disappointed to see that the exhibit on haute couture dresses was not there, as advertised. My friend (being a designer-maker) and I, strolled around Lisbon 4 times following the directions on the street posters and Google maps, after finding that the original building had shut. Eventually someone from the tourist office showed us where to go, and what we saw was laughable. The remaining museum is tiny and is full of seating that you cannot sit on... We spent all of 5 minutes in there before leaving. The only positive was that at least the place was air conditioned.
Written August 20, 2016
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Dave H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
If in Lisbon this amazing museum set in a huge old bank is a must see! The building alone warrants a visit but fill it with some amazing design from cars to opera fashion and you have a truly unique and mind enriching experience. So how much to wander around this wonderful space absolutely nothing entry is free!
Written April 23, 2015
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chamellephoto
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
As well all know, costs quickly add up when travelling and when I was researching museums in Lisbon I wanted to come to this one. As I'm a designer and photographer I'm always interested in finding interesting design and photo museums (design, not art - as art museums are everywhere in Europe).

Even better was that this museum is located right in the city centre and close to the sea, and it is free.

I didn't have any expectations but I was happy to do something indoorsy (despite the brilliant sunny weather I had that day) for a while after walking for hours all around town. The museum is set over 4 storeys and it's the perfect size for me. Big enough to have lots of interesting things to see, and small enough so that it's not overwhelming and doesn't take an entire day to look at. Also great is that it wasn't really that crowded when I went. I barely saw any visitors the whole time I was there (although I went during winter, it's probably different during summer).

The lady at the front desk seemed really nice, helpful, and let me put my coat, bag and big camera inside one of the lockers (free of charge).

You weren't allowed photos on the ground floor (and there were many staff to make sure you followed this rule) but on all the other floors you were. The ground floor consisted of a 'summary' of the history of design (sorted into decades) - all facets - fashion, furniture, industrial and more... there were so many interesting objects. My favourites were the beautiful designer gowns and the Dyson vacuum cleaner at the end (which made it into this hall of fame).

My favourite exhibit was on the top floor. It featured a lot of fancy costumes designed for films, theatre and opera. They were so exquisite and gorgeous and it was amazing to see how much work was put into them and to see them up close. If you love fashion or costume design this is a dream come true to see such an amazing collection :)

The building has an industrial feel and is intentionally so. It used to be a bank and now they will continuously renovate it and use it as not only a museum but also an exhibition space. I think the future seems really bright for this cool and interesting building/museum.

Totally worth it!
Written February 25, 2015
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trixie_loves_grunge
Prague, Czech Republic103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Nice fashion museum in the city centre of Lisbon, not the biggest collection, but it was just enough for me, great thematic music too! I recommend.
Written February 24, 2018
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filipa336
London, UK434 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
Right now the building is under construction until sometime next year (late 2017) which means it's close and the exhibition is temporary in different locations depending on the time of renting per place. if you plan to visit until buildding is open again make sure you look for exact location.
Written August 14, 2016
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Sniplet
Sweden534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
Conveniently located in the middle of the city, just next to the Arco da Rua Augusta, this is a great way to inhale a bit of culture for those who can’t manage art.

The Museum of Design and Fashion (MUDE) is rather small so you can be in and out in like 45 minutes. Depending on the current exhibition, it could be a bit crowded. The toilets (only two) were malfunctioning when we visited. The museum is closed Mondays.

Also, there is no café, but since you’re in the middle of the city, finding a meal or snack shouldn’t be a problem. I’ll still give a high rating, mostly because the exhibition was so good.
Written April 9, 2015
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Kas
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
Best part of all, it's free! Just drop by and take a look at all the exhibits. They have plenty of interesting things even including fashion and it has a fairly comprehensive coverage of all the periods of design history. :)
Written September 27, 2013
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