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Museu Nacional de Arqueologia

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Address: Lisboa, Portugal Praca Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
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Great building, small exhibit, interesting. Not many tourists.

Was in the area so decided to visit with the Lisbon card. Interesting collection and history. Small gold exhibit and egypt exhibit. Nice break from the masses.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Culebra, Puerto Rico
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Saddleworth, UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum with rooms of good exhibits. But there is one room which is truly stunning. As you enter the room you go through airport style security - pockets emptied, body scanner, etc. Why? Because the room is devoted to Iron Age jewellery - masses of superbly crafted and decorated gold dating back 3000 years. If you think... More 

Thank Holfy
Culebra, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in the area so decided to visit with the Lisbon card. Interesting collection and history. Small gold exhibit and egypt exhibit. Nice break from the masses.

Thank twoscratchy
Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 667 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a history buff and never miss a chance to visit any museum of a kind. This one was very interesting, but even if you are not into this type of activities, start your tour of the area here and buy the combo ticket for 16 EUR (it includes the entrance to the Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower) which... More 

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London, UK
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I suspect that this is considered a poor relation of the adjacent Jeronimo's Monastery, but we visited today because it was listed in International Day of Monuments & Sites, so was 'free entry'. (Incidentally, the queue for the Monastery was the longest I've EVER seen). The Museum is inspiring and a delight. It's full of mainly Roman & Egyptian artefacts... More 

Thank Gakeitse
Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

I really enjoyed the Egyptian room here but if I had to be critical about anything there it was that they should have had English information on the information points across the sections there.The Egyptian artefacts and the mummies coffins were really interesting and definitely made the visit worthwhile. Still for a €5 entrance fee, the museum as a whole... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The National Archaelogical Museum is co-located at Jeronimos Monastery. It is a small collection of mainly roman and iberian artifacts, and a decent coin/gold collection. If purchased as a joint ticket with the Monastery, it is worth a short visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Best to buy the multi entrance ticket for the Monastery, Belem Tower and the museum for EUR16. There is not much to see, there a few roman mosiacs, statues and headstones, there is also an Egyptian room including a couple of mummies and a treasure room with gold torcs and rings.

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I visited especially to see the Egyptian artifacts. The location is a tram or bus ride of about 15/20 mins in the Belem district of Lisbon (tram 15E from outside the Cais do Sodre Metro station). The museum is located next to the monastery Jerónimos and near the marine museum and planetarium. The museum was €5 to enter and is... More 

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

After visiting the Jeronimos Monestery we felt we had to see the Archeological Museum of Lisbon which is located in the western wing of the Monastery. The museum houses an incredible trove of ancient Egyptian artefacts but the highlight was their treasury room of gold and silver, (which had the strangest security screening we've ever seen). We are so glad... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

I am going to preface this by saying this cost 5-6€ to enter so we probably shouldn't have expected the world. Still, for something that called itself the National Museum of Archaeology it was rather thin on the ground in terms of things to see. There was also a metal detector before the treasury room... which felt a bit unnecessary... More 

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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