National Archaeology Museum (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia)
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National Archaeology Museum (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia)

Discover the captivating history of Portugal at the National Archaeology Museum in Lisbon, an essential destination for history enthusiasts and curious travellers alike. Housed in the historic district of Belém, this prestigious museum showcases a diverse collection of artefacts spanning millennia of Portuguese heritage.

Explore themed exhibits and archaeological treasures, including prehistoric artefacts, Roman remains, and medieval relics, offering insights into the country's rich and storied past. Marvel at exquisite artefacts such as ancient pottery, intricate jewellery, and monumental sculptures, each telling a unique story of Portugal's cultural evolution.

Conveniently located near other iconic attractions such as the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower, the National Archaeology Museum offers a fascinating journey through time in one of Lisbon's most historic neighbourhoods. Whether you're a history buff, an art aficionado, or simply a curious traveller, a visit to this renowned museum promises an enriching and memorable experience. Immerse yourself in Portugal's fascinating archaeological heritage at the National Archaeology Museum and uncover the secrets of the past in the heart of Lisbon.


National Archaeology Museum (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia)

Statues of Lusitanian warriors, 1st. century BC

Explore two captivating permanent exhibitions at the National Archaeology Museum, showcasing Portugal's rich heritage and a remarkable collection of Egyptian antiquities. Upon entry, you're greeted by two impressive granite Lusitanian Warriors from the first century AD, setting the stage for a fascinating journey through time.

The museum's exhibits are thoughtfully arranged in chronological order, guiding visitors through Portugal's ancient past with detailed descriptions on accompanying screens. Discover exceptional metalwork from the Bronze and Iron Ages, exquisite Roman ornaments, and eighth-century Moorish artefacts. Delve into the Greco-Roman and Egyptian sections, focusing on funerary art, and marvel at the museum's extensive collection of Roman mosaics, predominantly from the Algarve and Alentejo regions.

For convenience, guests are required to store bags and jackets in lockers before exploring the exhibits. Pro tip: Optimise your visit by purchasing a combination ticket for the adjacent Jerónimos Monastery, allowing you to bypass queues and delve straight into Lisbon's captivating history. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in Portugal's archaeological treasures at the National Archaeology Museum.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10h00 - 13h00/14h00 - 18h00. Monday: CLOSED
Standard: €5.00, Concessionary: €2.50, Jerónimos:Monastery + National Archaeology Museum: €12.00,
Lisbon Card Lisbon Card: FREE


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National Archaeology Museum (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia)