u s e u m s in Portugal
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This page includes a collection of on-line museums and other World Wide Web services connected with museums in Portugal.
Também em português.
Database about 718 Portuguese museums; You can search by several topics: name, collections, location and services.
Organizations with activity in the fiel of museums:
International Council of Museums - Portugal
Fénix - Museu de Aeronaves Históricas
Almargem do Bispo.
Museum of the Aeronautical Heritage.
dos Transportes e Comunicações
Transports and Communications Museum.
de Mateus Vila Real
This house is considered one of most representative of the Baroque one in the North of Portugal and most characteristic of the Europe.
4. Casa Museu Abel Salazar Porto.
5. Casa Museu de Camilo Vila Nova de Famalicão.
Camilo Castelo Branco House.
6. Casa Museu Manuel Ribeiro de Pavia Pavia.
7. Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve Faro.
Nacional da Ajuda
Presentation of the National Palace of the Aid, visits of the spaces and temporary displays.
Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva
Spreading and study of the workmanship of painters Arpad Szenes and Vieira da Silva.
Virtual da Informática
Virtual museum of Computer science.
Abade de Pedrosa
Automóvel do Caramulo
Automobiles collections Museum.
Agrícola de Fermentões
da Estratégia Moderna
Museum of modern history .
da Indústria Têxtil
Textile museum of Industry.
da Região Flaviense
da Sociedade Martins Sarmento
Vila do Conde.
Bilros crochet Museum.
Museum of the military communications.
Arqueológico de São Miguel de Odrinhas
Leal da Câmara
Atelier Anjos Teixeira
de Arte Moderna
de Cera de Fátima
Wax museum of the Fátima miracle.
de Ciência da Universidade de Lisboa
de Etnografia e História
Povoa do Varzim.
Ethnographical and Anthropological Museum of the Maritime Community.
Portuguese Maritime Museum.
de Vila Real
Museum of Archaeology and Numismatics.
de Vilarinho da Furnas
Vilarinho das Furnas.
do Abade de Baçal
Art, Archaeology and Ethnographical Museum.
Military Aviation and Civil Portuguese Museum.
do Bombeiro Voluntário Manuel Valdés Sobral
Viana do Castelo.
Portuguese Firemen Museum.
do Brinquedo de Sintra Sintra.
do Ferro e da Região de Moncorvo
do Mosteiro de Tibães
do Tesouro da Sé
Sacra Art Museum.
Musical Instruments Museum.
Etnográfico do Trajo Algarvio
S. Brás de Aportel.
Ethnographical Museum of Algarve.
Hidroeléctrico de Sta Rita
Electric Energy Museum.
Vila do Conde.
Portuguese Firemen Museum.
Portuguese Emigrants Museum.
Municipal Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso
Municipal Armindo Teixeira Lopes
Municipal de Baião
Municipal de Esposende
Archaeological Museum of Esposende.
Municipal de Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira.
Municipal de Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo.
Ceramic and Furniture Museum.
Municipal de Vila Flor
S. Pedro da Palhaça
Library of public access, regional historical Archive, Bibliographical Estates and Ethnographical surveys.
Terra de Miranda
Miranda do Douro.
Virtual da Imprensa
Virtual Press Museum.
Vivo da Comutação Manual
Vila do Conde.
Museológico do Lindoso
Medieval Military Castle.
Macedo de Cavaleiros.
Silk Project in Trás-os-Montes.
Municipal de Arqueologia de Mogadouro
da Ciência e Indústria
Municipal de Vale de Cambra
Macieira de Cambra.
Regional de Paredes de Coura
Paredes de Coura.
Artistic, archaeological and Ethnographical Museum.
Regional do Automóvel
Automobiles Collections Museum.
Nogueira da Silva
Municipal do Funchal Ilha
da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Municipal de Portalegre
Museum with a vast collection of Sacra Art, Furniture, Painting, Ceramics of 17 th century, 18 th century, 19 th - 20 th century and other types of Porcelain and Goldsmith.
Agrícola de Entre Douro e Minho
Museu do Assento
Municipal Dr. Santos Rocha
Figueira da Foz.
Republica e Resistência
Portuguese Historical Museum.
da Ribeira Grande
S. Miguel Açores
de Angra do Heroísmo
Angra do Heroísmo.
Museum of the Discoveries and Art.
Pedro Filipe museum
dos Duques de Bragança
Museu José Régio
Vila do Conde
José Régio House
Nacional de Polícia e Ciencias Criminais
Objects stolen of public colection
Museu Lusitania Seguros
Museum of the insurance company Lusitania
do Carro Eléctrico , Porto
Occupying an industrial building in Massarelos, where the former thermo-electric central was installed, the museum’s principal aim is to study, preserve, communicate and exhibit for the public benefit. The permanent exhibition, which can be found in the so called central wing comprises a collection of 16 tramcars, 5 tramcars’ trailers and 2 backup cars used for maintenance work as well as several components – engines, armatures and combining components. It also comprises collections of written documents as well as graphic and iconographic materials.
Arqueológico do Carmo
de Física da Universidade de Coimbra
Nowadays this Museum houses an unrivalled collection of scientific and didactic instruments from the 18th and 19th centuries. The patrimony consists exclusively of instruments used in the Physics Cabinet of the University of Coimbra since its origin in 1772.
Thanks to its unique characteristics, this collection of instruments is among the most notable and rare in the world. The instruments from the eighteenth century, which equipped one of the most complete Cabinets for the experimental study of Physics, are nowadays considered true art pieces. The instruments from the nineteenth century, in turn, are well representative of the evolution of Experimental Physics along that century.
do rio Minho , Vila Nova de
This is a museum about Minho's river, the fishes, the fisherman (Portuguese and Spanish), it has photographs and expositions concerning the environment surrounding the river.
- Estação Litoral da Aguda ,
Museum of the art of fishing. It has an aquarium and an exposition of fishing Portuguese objects.
de Arte Sacra de Arouca , Arouca
Museum of sacred art in the monastery of Saint Marie of Arouca.
Escolar Oliveira Lopes
Museum about the history of teaching in Oliveira Lopes's school , district of Aveiro.
Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda ,
Foundation that has the museum of fiduciary paper and all that is related with paper currency.
do Museu de José Franco - Sobreiro
The museum is a reproduction of a village at Mafra in the beginning of the century.
Calouste Gulbenkian , Lisboa
Oriental and classical art, European art since the XI century to XX century
de Serralves ,
Modern art museum.
da Água , Lisboa
Lisbon's water company has created a museum of the Lisbon's water supping system. It describes all that is related with the supply of the water in the city, information about the aqueduct, electric central and others historical sites.
do Instituto geológico e Mineiro
This museum of the mining and geological institute has an important collection about paleontology, archaeology and mining.
do trabalho Michel Giacometti ,
This is a museum about the canner food industry in Portugal.
da Vista Alegre
This museum is about the beautiful porcelain made in Portugal since the beginning of the XIX century. This is a well known porcelain all over the world, with fine quality and beautiful stile.
de Museus de Loures
Site with 3 museums in Loures.
de Lanifícios da Universidade da Beira Interior ,
Museum of woolen manufacture. This is a museum about the woolen manufacture with all the stages of manufacture described in detail.
Nacional Machado de Castro ,
Art collections related with sacred art, ceramics, jewelers and painting.
Romântico - Quinta da Macieirinha ,
Located in a XIX century building at Porto, this museum is a reproduction of the elite's house in the XIX century in this city.
museu Guerra Junqueiro , Porto
Museum located in a building designed by Nicolau Nasoni and it has collections of sacred arte, jewellery and others subjects.
Dr. José Formosinho , Lagos
Museum of the Lagos city with an exhibition about archaeology and sacred art. It has also an important work collection of our last xylographer.
Municipal de Arqueologia - Albufeira
Museum with collections about pre-history, roman occupation, Visigotic and Islamic period and modern age.
106 – Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves – Lisboa
Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves house
107 – Museu do Chiado – Lisboa
108 – Museu da Música – Lisboa
109 – Museu Nacional de Arqueologia- Lisboa
110 – Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga – Lisboa
It has 7 main collections: Paint, Sculpture, Draws, Gold art, Pottery, Textile, and Furniture.
111 – Museu Nacional do Azulejo – Lisboa
It has 4 main collections: Glased Tile; Pottery; Graphics documents; Technical instruments.
112 – Museu Nacional dos Coches – Lisboa
Exceptional collection of royals cars from XVII to XIX centuries.
113 – Museu Nacional de Etnologia- Lisboa
Ethnology National Museum has important cultural issues. Is has several temporary ethnology shows, not only national, but also international.
114 – Museu nacional Soares dos Reis- Porto
Soares dos Reis National Museum is the first public museum in Portugal. It was founded in 1833.
115 – Museu Nacional do Teatro - Lisboa
Theatre National Museum was founded in 1979. At present time it has around 300 000 pieces. It has also about 120 000 photos.
116 – Museu Nacional do Traje – Lisboa
Officially was founded in 1982. It is placed inside Monteiro-mor Palace that was built in XVIII century. There are about 300 costume pieces and about 120 000 photos.
117 – Museu Municipal do Cadaval– Cadaval
It was founded in October 2002 and is the first museum in Cadaval. It is placed in the old Town Hall building. We can find in Cadaval museum some dinosaur fossil, rich archaeology, Cadaval history and several old pictures.
118 – Museu da Electricidade – Lisboa
Visitor can see several electricity engines, objects and ideas.
119 – Museu Carlos Machado – Ponta Delgada
It replaces old Saint Andre Convent, who was first Ponta Delgada patron saint. This museum goal is to show Azores culture using a rich historical patrimony.
120- Museu João de Deus- Lisboa
João de Deus museum
Place that promotes science and technology
National museum of science
125- Museu 1917 - Fátima
This museum allows you to understand the meaning of Fatima through dialogues between the Angel, Our Lady ant the Shephards.
Madureira house, dedicated his wife
The nativity scene and the village of Bethlehem. A unique work of art in the world.
The Vasco da Gama Aquarium is a scientific and educational institution, located in Lisbon.
Mário Botas house
S. Miguel de Odinhas, Archaeological Museum
Geological and Mining Institute of Portugal - is the governmental agency responsible for geological research of onshore land and continental shelf of Portugal.
Ethnographical Museum of Olivença
Ethnographical Museum of Algarve Suit.
National museum of bread
Last update: 2003/04/22
This service is located in the Web Server of the Departamento de Ciências e Técnicas do Património da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto as part of the WWW Virtual Library museums pages. Is maintained by Alexandre Matos and Mário Brito. ( Participation of Diana Cunha, Maria Manuela Vale, Sandra Senra, Teresa Azevedo, António Gonçalves Rita Bizarro and students of the course Pos-Graduação em Museologia - Flup).