Museu de Marinha, Lisbon

4.3
#7 of 91 in Museums in Lisbon
Narrating the rich history of Portugal's maritime achievements, Museu de Marinha boasts a collection of more than 17,000 nautical items. Housed inside the west wing of a Neo-Manueline monastery, the museum's exhibits evoke the country's domination of the seas during the so-called Age of Discoveries. Highlights include seaplanes, firefighting machines, reconstructions of royal barges, and 17th century globes depicting the world before the European discovery of Australia. Pay special attention to the museum's oldest exhibit: a wooden figure of Archangel Raphael that accompanied explorer Vasco da Gama on his famed voyage to India. Check the website for tickets, special events, and guided tours. Add Museu de Marinha to your Lisbon travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lisbon day trip planning site .
Create an itinerary including Museu de Marinha
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Museu de Marinha Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,158 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • The best thing about this messy music the cafeteria across from the entrance. It was easy to find seating inside or out. The coffee and am snacks hit the spot. The Nessus was way over priced at 6.50 e...  more »
  • Museum curiously not very crowded. there is a lot to see for people interested in the navy through the centuries. Many models of various eras, all superb, sailors' costumes, videos, the reconstruction of the officers' square, but also magnificent boats stored in a large room very bright. I loved it.
    View original
Google
  • Very interesting place to learn about the Portuguese naval history. Full of pub-quiz material for the curious and interesting history for the devoted. If you plan on digging in deeper, you should spend at least 3-4 hours inside. The ticket cost is reasonable, you also get a discount if you got the 3day pass
  • Exceeded expectations. It's an enjoyable stop with small crowds, compared to other tourist sites. Adults and kids alike enjoyed this. We spent about 45 minutes. The first section, with the new-world explorers is worth spending the most time. We then quickly browsed the next section with more modern ships, since ware not maritime people. The final section with the actual barges was cool, and the kids loved that.
Places to stay near Museu de Marinha

Plan your trip to Lisbon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Lisbon

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Lisbon

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h

Hidden gems in Lisbon

4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.3
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Lisbon

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Lisbon

View all >
2.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Lisbon

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 30​min
3.1
Duration: 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h