Marinha Museum


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Marinha Museum

Praça do Império(Lisboa, Belém) Phone: 210 977 388


Situated on the western side of the wonderful Jerónimos Monastery, in the privileged quarter of Belém, in Lisboa, the Marinha Museum aims for the preservation and information of the rich Portuguese maritime heritage.

The origins of this Museum date back to 1863 when the Kind D. Luís (the only Portuguese king who actually commanded ships), ordered the study and research of the Portuguese maritime activity.
The Museum had many addresses until 1962, when was finally settled in this Monastery: a great symbol of the maritime conquests and of the own relationship between Portugal and the ocean.

The Marine Museum presents a quite rich Permanent Exhibition, with ships since the Portuguese Discoveries Period (15/16th centuries) up until nowadays, and also a temporary exhibitions room, as well as a Specialized Library with over ten thousand works, a Image Archive, a Drawing and Plans Archive, Workshops and also a Shop and a Cafeteria.

The Museum is completed with the Calouste Gulbenkian Planetary and the D. Fernando II and Glória Frigate, (the last Portuguese vessel in the India career) nowadays docked and opened to the public in Cacilhas, Almada, next to the fluvial dock.

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