Museums Portugal

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Conímbriga is one of the largest Roman settlements in Portugal, and is classified as a National Monument. Conímbriga lies 16 km from Coimbra and less than 2 km from Condeixa-a-Nova. The site also has a museum that displays objects found by archaeologists during their excavations, including coins and surgical tools. A restaurant/café is in the museum, which also has a gift shop.

Science Museum of the University of Coimbra
The Science Museum of the University of Coimbra (Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra) gathers the historical scientific collections of several units of the University of Coimbra, in Coimbra, Portugal. It includes the collection of scientific instruments from the 18th and 19th century of the Physics Museum, the collections of botanics, zoology, anthropology and mineralogy of the Natural History Museum, and the collections of the Astronomical Observatory and the Geophysical Institute of the University of Coimbra.

Serralves Foundation
Serralves Foundation (Fundação de Serralves) is an art foundation in Porto, Portugal. The building of the Serralves Foundation (Fundação de Serralves) is a project designed by the Portuguese architect Marques da Silva. The House of Serralves is considered to be one of this architect greatest achievements. It is an elegant Art Déco building with magnificent gardens surrounding it, one of which was designed by French architect Jacques Gréber.s

Visionarium is a science museum with state-of-the-art interactive displays (in Portuguese and English) covering subjects ranging from the Portuguese voyages of discoveries to the interiors of microchips. It is located in Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal.

Museu da Lourinhã
Museu da Lourinhã is a museum in the town of Lourinhã, west Portugal. It was founded in 1984 by GEAL - Grupo de Etnologia e Arqueologia da Lourinhã (Lourinhã's Group of Ethnology and Archeology).

Museu Militar do Porto
The Museu Militar do Porto (translated: Military Museum of Portugal) is a pertaining institution to the Portuguese Army, vocacionada for the preservation of military history. The will to create a Military Museum left of the half civilian, led for the City council of the Port and to the return of the colecção of the portuense painter Joaquin Vitorino Ribeiro, ran the year of 1920, when the President of the Republic, Dr. António Jose de Almeida, inaugurated an exposition on the Liberal Revolution of 1820, in this city.

Monastery of Jesus
The Monastery of Jesus of the city of Setúbal, in Portugal, is the main historical monument of the city. It is one of the first buildings in the Manueline style, the Portuguese version of late Gothic. The cloisters of the convent houses the museum of the Monastery (Museu de Jesus).

National Museum Machado de Castro
The National Museum Machado de Castro (Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro) is an art museum in Coimbra, Portugal, named after the renowned Portuguese sculptor Joaquim Machado de Castro. It is one of the most important art museums in Portugal, and is housed in the former Palace of the Bishops. During the Middle Ages, the Palace of the Bishops was built over the Roman forum of Aeminium (Roman name of Coimbra) and nowadays its remains can be visited through the museum, under the palace turned into the Machado de Castro Museum.

Grão Vasco Museum
The Grão Vasco Museum (Museu de Grão Vasco) is an art museum located in the city of Viseu, in Portugal. The museum is named after one of the most important Portuguese painters of the Renaissance, Vasco Fernandes (also known as the Grão Vasco), who had his workshop in Viseu.


Museu Nacional do Traje e da Moda
The Museu Nacional do Traje e da Moda is located in Lisbon, Portugal. It has a collection with 33.000 items, which includes mainly XVIII and XIX masculine and feminine costumes.

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
The Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga that is located in Lisbon is the most important art museum in Portugal as well as being among the most important in Europe. The museum is popularly known as MNAA and the National Museum of Ancient Art.

House of the County
The House of the County or Casa do Condado is since 2007 the museum of Vila Pouca de Aguiar in Portugal. It includes a collection of cultural goods constituted by archaeological and ethnographic materials of great value from the region. The House of the County or 'Casa do Condado' is the place of birth of Doctor Martiniano Ferreira Botelho.

Chiado Museum
The Chiado Museum is an art museum located in Lisbon, in the Chiado neighbourhood. It was created in 1911 and reinaugurated, in new installations, in 1994. The museum covers the period between 1850 and 1950, with works by the foremost Portuguese artists of the period, as well as some foreigners. It holds the best collection of Portuguese painting and sculpture from the Romanticism, Naturalism and Modern periods.

Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum of Lisbon is dedicated to all aspects of the History of navigation in Portugal. The museum is administered by the Portuguese Navy and is located in the touristic district of Belém. It occupies a part of the neo-Manueline Western wing of the Jerónimos Monastery (together with the National Museum of Archaeology) as well as a modern annex built to the North of the monastery.

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (Calouste Gulbenkian Museum) is a museum in Lisbon, Portugal, containing an impressive collection of ancient (and some modern) art. The museum was founded according to Calouste Gulbenkian's last will, in order to accommodate and display Gulbenkian's art collection belonging now to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Museum
Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Museum is a municipal museum, in Lisbon, Portugal. It is entirely dedicated to the life and works of the artist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846–1905). It shows many of his collections of caricatures and ceramics.

Macau Science and Culture Centre
The Macau Science and Culture Centre is based in Lisbon, Portugal. The Centre was established through the initiative of governments of Portugal and Macau (under Decree-Law no. 85/95, 28 April 1995). It has been created to encourage the study of Macanese history, culture and society and to promote its dissemination. It especially aims to promote Portuguese-Chinese relations.

Carmo Convent
The Carmo Convent (Portuguese: Convento da Ordem do Carmo) is a monument located in the city of Lisbon, in Portugal. The mediaeval convent was ruined in the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, and the ruins of its Gothic church (the Carmo Church or Igreja do Carmo) are the main trace of the great earthquake still visible in the city.

National Coach Museum
The National Coach Museum (Portuguese: Museu Nacional dos Coches) is located in the Belém district of Lisbon, in Portugal. The museum has one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world, being one of the most visited museums of the city.

National Archaeology Museum of Lisbon
The National Archaeology Museum of Lisbon (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia) is located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is one of the most important Portuguese museums dedicated to Archaeology. The museum was founded in 1893 by notable archaeologist José Leite de Vasconcelos, and since 1903 it occupies the Western wing of the Jerónimos Monastery, in the Belém district. The building of the museum used to be the dormitory of the monks, and was redecorated in neo-Manueline style in the second half of the 19th century. The museum is the most important centre for archaeological research in Portugal, and has a collection of finds from the whole country.

National Museum Soares dos Reis
National Museum Soares dos Reis (Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis), located in the ancient Carrancas Palace, in Porto, Portugal, is one of the most renowned Portuguese museums. It displays one of the finest collections of Portuguese art, in particular a gallery of works by Portuguese sculptor António Soares dos Reis, after whom the museum is named. The museum Soares dos Reis is Portugal's first national museum.

Museu de José Malhoa
The Museu de José Malhoa (José Malhoa Museum), in Caldas da Rainha, is a regional Portuguese museum, that hosts the finest collection of the Portuguese naturalist painter José Malhoa. The museum building, the first purpose-built museum in Portugal, was constructed in 1940 and enlarged in 1950 and 1957.[1] The museum is located in the middle of the Parque D. Carlos I, in the city center. The museum's collection includes paintings, sculptures, medals, drawings and ceramics from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Museu de Cerâmica
The Museu de Cerâmica, located in Quinta Visconde de Sacavém, in the city of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, shows a permanent exhibition in its 19th century, romantic style, manor house surrounded by gardens, that consists of ceramics of different ages and styles. The Quinta, or Estate, was built in the 1890s by the 2nd Visconde de Sacavém, José Joaquim Pinto da Silva, a collector, ceramicist and important patron of ceramicists in Caldas da Rainha. A workshop, the Atelier Cerâmico, was set up on the Estate by the Visconde de Sacavém and operated between 1892 and 1896, under the direction of the Austrian sculptor José Füller.

Museum Medina
The Museum Medina is located in Braga, Portugal, in the same building of the Pius XII Museum. The collection comprises 83 oil paintings and 21 drawings of the painter Henrique Medina. Among the collection there are many portraits, still life and landscapes. The museum was inaugurated on 21st June 1984, and was donated by the artist himself.

Nogueira da Silva Museum
The Nogueira da Silva Museum is located in Braga, Portugal. The museum consists of the legacy bequeathed by the entrepreneur Nogueira da Silva to the University of Minho. In his philanthropic activity and enthusiasm for antiques and works of art, he accumulated an invaluable collection which included many rare pieces of furniture, paintings, and sculptures from various periods and styles. The museum comprises significant renaissance pieces, Portuguese painting, 17th furniture, ceramics and creations in ivory, silver and religious art.

Biscainhos Museums
The Biscainhos Museum is located in the palace with the same name, in Sé, Braga, Portugal. The building dates possibly from the late 16th century and like others manor houses, the edifice has undergone many restorations and additions over the years. However, the dominant period is that of the 18th century, displaying exquisite interiors with walls in azulejos and ceilings with beautiful relief stucco work and paintings of this period.

Museu da Imagem
The Image Museum or in Portuguese Museu da Imagem is located in Braga, Portugal and is dedicated to photography. The collection is one of the largest and most important in Portugal. It holds images, by both classic and contemporary photographers, and illustrates a wide range of subject matter, mainly historic photos from Braga.

D. Diogo de Sousa Museum
The D. Diogo de Sousa Museum is located in Braga, Portugal. The Museum was founded in 1918 and moved to the new house in 2007 June 29. The Museum is housed in a specially designed building in the center of what was the Roman City of Bracara Augusta.

Cathedral Treasure
The Cathedral Treasure or Sacred Art Museum is a museum incorporated in the Braga Cathedral in Braga, Portugal. It comprises five collections: Treasure, Carving, Statuary, Azulejos and Bells.

Stringed Instruments Museum
The Stringed Instruments Museum in Portuguese: Museu dos Cordofones is located in Tebosa, in the surroundings of the city of Braga, Portugal dedicated to traditional Portuguese String instruments. The collection features Portuguese instruments from the Middle Ages through to modern times, some have fallen into disuse. In the exhibit are Cavaquinhos, Portuguese guitars, Mandolins, banjos among others.

Pius XII Museum
The Pius XII Museum in Portuguese: Museu Pio XII is located in Braga, Portugal in the same building of the Museum Medina as the name from the Pope Pius XII. The collection of the museum comprise Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Bronze age implements, Pre-historic and Luso-Roman pottery.