One of Portugal's most visited museums is the National Coach Museum in the Belem area of Lisbon, Portugal. The museum displays one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world, it displays carriages used by royals and other important dignitaries and has carriages on display dating back centuries. The museum was created in 1905 by Queen Amelia to display carriages owned by the Portuguese royal family and nobles, the hope was to display the progression of carriages from the 16th century to the 19th century with carriages crafted in different countries on display. The museum is housed in the old Horse Riding arena of Belem Palace.
The museum is accessible by the Lisbon transport system. By bus, get on the 28, 714, 727, 729 or 751 that travel to the museum. By tram, get on the 15 tram to ‘Centro Cultural de Belém’ station. If travelling by train, get on the train travelling on the ‘Cascais line’ and get off at ‘Belem’ station.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open six days of the week Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm, with Mondays being its weekly day of closure. Admission to the museum is set at a price of 8 euros.