All history museums and attractions to visit in Lisbon

Lisbon (Portugal) is a good place to visit if you are interested in history. Below we list all 16 history museums in Lisbon, to lose yourself in the place's cultural heritage and local history.

Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in Lisbon? These are the ones:

  1. National Coach Museum1

    National Coach Museum

    The collection of the National Coach Museum in Lisbon was situated in a former riding arena which served as a museum. Later, it was decided that the museum needed a new exhibition space and in May 2015, the new National Coach Museum was opened not far from the old one that was renamed to Royal Ridin
  2. Church of Saint Roch2

    Church of Saint Roch

    The Church of Saint Roch is one of the earliest Jesuit churches in the world. Even though the exterior of this church is quite simple, its interior is elaborately decorated - it is a fusion of Mannerist and Baroque styles. The Church of Saint Roch boasts eight splendid chapels and three altars. One
  3. Lisbon Navy Museum3

    Lisbon Navy Museum

    The Portuguese navy is famous all over the world and the Lisbon Navy Museum provides its visitors with a thorough insight into it. The Museum is located in the historical Jerónimos Monastery. Even though the museum itself was opened in 1963, its collection dates back to as early as 1863. This was th
  4. Museum of Aljube Resistance and Freedom4

    Museum of Aljube Resistance and Freedom

    The Museum of Aljube Resistance and Freedom is a historical museum in Lisbon that is dedicated to the history and memory of the fight against the dictatorship and the recognition of resistance in favour of freedom and democracy. The museum illustrates general characterisation of the Portuguese dicta
  5. Museum of Lisbon - Roman Theater5

    Museum of Lisbon - Roman Theater

    The Museum of Lisbon - Roman Theater is an on-site museum, located in the historic area of Lisbon that aims to reveal what used to be one of the most important monuments of the city of Olisipo. The museum wit the Roman Theater is set inside two buildings from different eras, one from the 18th centur
  6. Museu Benfica - Cosme Damião6

    Museu Benfica - Cosme Damião

    The Museu Benfica – Cosme Damião is the museum of Portuguese sports club S.L. Benfica in Lisbon. The museum is named after the Portuguese football player-coach Cosme Damião, who was also one of the club's founders in 1904. This Benfica Museum contains 29 thematic areas including around 1,000 pieces
  7. Museum of the Orient7

    Museum of the Orient

    What used to be an industrial building is now Museu do Oriente (Museum of the Orient). Opened in 2008, this Museum of the Orient houses an extensive collection of items from various parts of Asia, including Turkey, Japan, China and India. Its exhibitions show the connection between distant cultures,
  8. House Museum Amália Rodrigues8

    House Museum Amália Rodrigues

    The Casa-Museu Amália Rodrigues is a house museum dedicated to the Portuguese singer and actress, the star of the fado music genre. Her personal belongings are displayed here.
  9. Rua dos Correeiros Archaeological Nucleus9

    Rua dos Correeiros Archaeological Nucleus

    Visitors to the Rua dos Correeiros Archaeological Nucleus can go on guided tour to this archaelogical museum that will show a number artefacts from various time periods. After that it is possible to get into a web of historical tunnels hidden under the building.
  10. Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts10

    Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts

    The Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts (Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas) is a museum in Lisbon that is housed in the Azurara Palace. The museum recreates the aristocratic atmosphere of the eighteenth century by hosting one of the most representative and homogeneous collections of Applied Ar
  11. National Archaeology Museum of Lisbon11

    National Archaeology Museum of Lisbon

    The Museu Nacional de Arqueologia (National Archaeology Museum of Portugal) is a museum in Lisbon. The museum is housed in the World Heritage Site, the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Belém, one of the most important buildings in Portugal, built in the Manueline style. The collection of the National Archa
  12. Belém Palace12

    Belém Palace

    The Belém Palace was built in the 18th century in what is now a historical part of Lisbon. Consisting of five buildings, the complex is an architectural gem, combining features of Baroque and Mannerist styles. It has been used as the official residence of Portugal's president since 1910. It also hou
  13. National Museum of Ethnology13

    National Museum of Ethnology

    The National Museum of Ethnology (Museu Nacional de Etnologia) is an ethnology museum in Lisbon that holds a collection dedicated to the ethnographic heritage of Portugal. The collection consists of two sub collections. The first assembled by the National Museum of Ethnology from the museum's launch
  14. Museu da Presidencia da Republica14

    Museu da Presidencia da Republica

    Museu da Presidencia da Republica (The Museum of the Presidency of the Republic) is a presidential museum located in the Palace of Belém in Lisbon, dedicated to the history of the republic.
  15. Cordoaria Nacional15

    Cordoaria Nacional

    The Cordoaria Nacional is a former naval rope-making factory in Lisbon that is now an exhibition centre. The exhibition centre/museum features rotating exhibitions.
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    Tauromaquico Museum


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