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Museu Nacional de Etnologia

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Address: Museu Nacional de Etnologia Avenida Ilha da Madeira, Lisbon 1400-203, Portugal
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+351 21 304 1160
14:00 - 18:00
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Mon 00:00 - 10:00
Tue 14:00 - 18:00
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Great museum

This is a very nice ethnological museum. It's worth by its content but also by its modernist architecture . A trip to ancient Portuguese and African traditions

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
Miguel M
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This place is advertised as a place that has artefacts from the colonial history and some modern collections. You will be very disappointed. There are not more than 5 points of interest here. Very little information on the few objects on display. This is a very hard "modern" attempt to display a merger collection. The "modern" part is some motion... More 

Thank Ponniah K
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The museum is really worth the uphill walk or short bus ride from the busy Belem. Very quiet and not many people make here but do try to so you can enjoy great exhibits and cool air con on a hot day!!

Thank Lincoln G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice ethnological museum. It's worth by its content but also by its modernist architecture . A trip to ancient Portuguese and African traditions

Thank Miguel M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We went there the first Sunday of the month when the entrance is free, walking uphill (quite tiring) from Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (but we went back to Praça da Figueira by bus n. 714). There are artifacts mainly of former Portuguese colonies, but we were not impressed by this small museum, we saw better ones around the world…

Thank Dale63
Flushing, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

There were only two rooms with exhibition. However, the artifacts were nice. If you use the Lisboa Card, use it on some other attraction first. Pay for this one when you come. It costs less than $2.00. for admission. You can take the local bus to get here...bus 714, 728,or 732. It stops by the museum.

Thank gln126
London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

I have found with most museums in Lisbon that they are not very big. This is one of them. It has only two main rooms with a few artefacts which was very disappointing

Thank joseph j
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprise when we came across this museum. It's disappointing that it was just the two of us in there . It needs more advertising ! I also feed sorry for all these people that rate the museum as poor . The museum is free with a Lisbon card ! We visited Lisbon last September and there were... More 

Thank chris m
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is not a substantial museum, but the exhibits are an interesting, striking mix of visually delightful ethnographic objects from around the world. For example, at our visit the exhibits included pot lids from Angola and dance costumes from Mali and then a whole floor devoted to Portuguese fishermen. About a half km walk up the hill above the monastery... More 

Thank Nancy S
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

A great museum with well thought exhibitions and a marvellous collection. The building architecture is also worth looking at.

Thank Alfarrabista
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

The Ethnology museum in Lisbon seems to be one of Belem's underrated attractions, as my friend and I had the exhibition to ourselves for the most part of our visit. There was a temporary exhibition of African ritual paraphernalia and Buddha statues and offering bowl sets at the time we visited. The main exhibit is thorough without being overwhelming, with... More 

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