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Puppet Museum

Rua da Esperanca 146 | Convento das Bernardas, Lisbon 1200-660, Portugal
+351 213 942 810
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A Well Curated Collection of Puppets and Masks

We visited the Puppet Museum and found it to be an excellent and well curated attraction. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve S
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Toronto, Canada
Amazing museum! Free on Sundays when there is also a live puppet show in the courtyard!

I am not really a puppet person--but a friend suggested this museum and it was my favorite one in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jesse K
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The best collection of masks and puppets is in Lisbon! Visit the Puppet Museum and discover a fantastic world of stories, fantasy and emotion!
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua da Esperanca 146 | Convento das Bernardas, Lisbon 1200-660, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Puppet Museum and found it to be an excellent and well curated attraction. This fairly small museum features a wide range of puppets and masks from countries and cultures around the world. One thing that I found particularly refreshing was that there...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not really a puppet person--but a friend suggested this museum and it was my favorite one in Lisbon! Honestly--and Lisbon has wonderful museums. We went on a Sunday and entrance was free, and included a great live Punch and Judy style puppet shows...More

Thank Jesse K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is hosted in a very nice monastery in the city centre. The exhibition starts with an interesting set of masks and puppets coming from many different places in the world, from Asia to South America, to Africa, and, of course Europe. It then...More

Thank ABonarini
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The museum is housed in an architecturally interesting historic building, a former convent. Puppets and masks are well displayed and described in discrete rooms. Videos of puppets in use in their home cultures augment the displays. Staff is very knowledgeable about exhibits and welcomes questions....More

Thank WillyK46
Reviewed 20 April 2017

There are a lot of art museums in every city. But this is something else. This museum shows collections of puppets from the whole world and wide range of history (up to the present days). I think it can be really interesting for both adults...More

Thank Michal K
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This comprised a great exhibition of cartoons - which was free, and a permanent exhibition - cost €5. An hour was plenty for the lot, but we found it varied, well presented and enjoyable.

Thank Pepperwell
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Small museum but some beautiful puppets and excellent curation, €5 to enter, not a far walk from the centre and not difficult to find if you have a gps map

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 11 October 2016

An unexpectedly magical moment in this beautifully curated museum. Marionettes from many countries. Some displays have short movies of the marionettes in action, which is helpful, especially so for the Vietnamese water puppets. Great African puppets of animals. A delightful cooling break from walking around...More

Thank ferch12
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Unlike other reviewers, we did not find it hard to find. We walked from our hotel and spent an interesting hour here. We are English-speaking and asked for the audio guide. Staff said it wasn't up to date, but we found it helpful and it...More

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This museum is a little difficult to find and even when we were at the entrance it was not particularly obvious we had found it, look for the large set of steps! There is an entrance fee of 5 euros. Photographs without flash are allowed....More

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