National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches)
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National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches)

Lisbon's National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) may not be on the top of your list of places to see when in Belém, yet visitors who visit here leave surprisingly delighted. They are impressed by the vast collection of old horse-drawn carriages. The guilted opulence of their design and magnificence of the old carriages. Since May 2015 the exhibit is housed in two buildings after it outgrew its original location within the richly decorated 18th-century riding school, once part of Belém Palace.


National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches)

National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) new building

The National Coach Museum was founded in 1905. The extensive collection is an illustration of the extravagance and wealth of the Portuguese royal dynasties. The exhibits date from the 17th Century, with coaches that belonged to King Philip II to other coaches, open carriages, chaises, cabriolets, litters, sedan chairs dating right up to the 19th Century. The collection also highlights the development of carriage technology and artistic styles throughout the ages. Along with the vehicles themselves, one can find accessories such as dress uniforms, harnesses and cavalry uniforms.

For a hundred years, the home for this unique collection was solely at the former Royal Riding School once a wing of the Belém Palace, a building well worth visiting on its own merit. However, at the beginning of the millennium, it became apparent additional space was required. A purposely designed new home was commissioned. Its new home located across the street was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning contemporary architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha of Brazil. The museum continues to be one of Lisbon's most visited attractions and is an insightful way to spend a couple of hours during your visit to Belém.

National Coach Museum: Skip the line tickets

National Coach Museum

With this entrance ticket you can gain entry to the National Coach Museum at your leisure. Book with confidence with FREE CANCELLATION Buy online before you arrive to avoid queues and have the convenience of the e-ticket on your phone…

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• The price includes a single entrance to the venue. Tiqets covers the cost of payment processing and provides you with customer service seven days a week.

• Show your smartphone ticket at the turnstiles

• Admission to National Coach Museum only

Tuesday to Sunday: 10h00 - 17h30
(last admission at 17h00)

Adult: €8.00

National Coach Museum: €8.00, Royal Riding School: €4.00, Ticket Coches (Royal Riding School + NCM): €10.00, Ticket Calçada Real (Ajuda National Palace + NCM): €12.00

Getting to the Coach Museum

28, 714, 727, 729, 751
Linha Cascais trains stop at the Belém Train Station opposite the new building Timetable

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Contact Details
136 Avenida da Índia, 1300-300, Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 41' 47.9"N | 09° 12' 00.9"W | +351 210 732 319 |  Website
National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches)